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DUI Penalties


The legal limit for Blood Alcohol Concentration or BAC in Arizona when operating a motor vehicle is .08%. If you are driving a car with a BAC higher than .08% you could be arrested and convicted of Driving Under the Influence and could face serious DUI penalties.

The penalties and consequences for DUI in Arizona are serious and can have long-lasting negative affects on various parts of your life. Here are the following possible penalties for conviction of different levels of DUI.

First DUI

  • Mandatory minimum of 10 consecutive days in jail. Nine of these days may be suspended after you successfully complete a drug and alcohol program (approximately $400), attend an alcohol screening (approximately $200), and pay a minimum fine and surcharge of approximately $2,100.
  • Maximum of six months in jail.
  • An alcohol/drug treatment program.
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device.
  • Community service.
  • Probation.
  • License suspension.

Second DUI

  • 90 days in jail. The first 30 days must be served. The last 60 days of the jail term may be suspended if the individual completes the mandatory alcohol screening classes.
  • A minimum fine of $2,500.00.
  • Revocation of your driving privileges for at least one year.
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device for at least one year.
  • Community service.
  • Probation.

Extreme DUI

  • 30 consecutive days in jail.
  • Approximately $1,500 in fines and fees.
  • A 90 day license suspension.
  • Up to five years of probation.
  • Ignition interlock device installation in your vehicle.
  • Successful completion of a drug/alcohol treatment program.

If you are facing any of the above charges it is extremely important to contact Charlie Naegle, an AZ DUI Attorney who understands the legal system and who will fight for you and your rights. Charlie Naegle has experience fighting for a complete dismissals and/or reductions of the charges you are facing. He will completely investigate every aspect of your case, ensuring you are receiving the best possible legal representation.

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