Arrested for DUI in Arizona? We Can Help.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) is a serious crime in Arizona; even if it is your first time being arrested for DUI, you could face serious penalties ranging from jail time to automatic driver’s license suspension to steep fines.
However, if you are facing DUI charges, there is still hope. Our experienced DUI defense lawyer, Charlie Naegle, has more than 13 years of legal experience and has developed great relationships with local prosecutors. Even in the face of seemingly insurmountable evidence, our firm has achieved favorable results on behalf of our clients. There are many strategies we can employ to prove your innocence, reduce your charges, or minimize the penalties you’re facing. Get in touch with us today to learn how Naegle Law Firm can fight for you.
What Are the Penalties for a First-Time DUI in Arizona?
If you are pulled over and found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, you could face very harsh penalties—even if you have never been pulled over or arrested before.
The penalties for a first-time DUI in Arizona include:
- Jail time of no less than 10 consecutive days (9 of which may be suspended if you successfully complete a drug/alcohol program, attend an alcohol screening, and pay a minimum fine of approximately $2,150)
- Up to but no more than six months in jail
- Driver’s license suspension of up to 90 days
- Mandatory attendance at an alcohol/drug treatment program
- Mandatory community service
- An ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle
In addition to these penalties, you may have to pay additional fees for your attendance at a drug/alcohol treatment program, alcohol screening, and more. The penalties for a first-time DUI can threaten not only your physical freedom and ability to drive yourself to work, school, etc., but they can also result in social consequences as well. Criminal records are public and can be accessed by any employer, potential future employer, university, landlord, lender, or anyone else. A DUI conviction could ultimately threaten your ability to secure work, housing, education, and more.
Contact an Experienced DUI Lawyer at Naegle Law Firm
At Naegle Law Firm, we understand that sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Our goal is to help you fully understand your legal options and work to reduce the criminal and social consequences of a DUI conviction. Whether that’s proving your innocence or working to lessen your charges, our Mesa first-time DUI defense lawyer is prepared to provide you with the personalized and skilled representation you need.
Call our office at (480) 245-5550 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 and offer same-day appointments.
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