Arizona DUI penalties are some of the most severe in the nation. If you are convicted of DUI in Arizona you will serve at least 24 hours in jail. In addition, you can expect substantial fines and loss of your driving privileges for a period of time. Other than the legal consequences, a drunk driving conviction may cause difficulty in gaining or obtaining employment, or could lead to disciplinary action at school. With so much at stake it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side throughout the process. Below are the minimum penalties for a DUI conviction in Arizona.

DUI 1st Offense

First Drunk Driving Conviction
(Impaired to the Slightest Degree or 0.08% to .149% BAC)
Minimum Penalties

10 days jail (9 days suspended if defendant completes court ordered alcohol evaluation/treatment)

90 day license suspension

Ignition Interlock Device

$1,510.50 fines and assessments

Jail and court fees

Alcohol and drug evaluation/treatment (evaluation and counseling fees)

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Victim Impact Panel

Extreme DUI 1st Offense

First Extreme DUI Conviction

(0.15% or Greater BAC) 

Minimum Penalties

30 days (21 days may be suspended if defendant installs an ignition interlock device for 12 months)

90 day license suspension

Ignition Interlock Device (1 year)

$2,710.00 fines and assessments

Jail and court fees

Alcohol and drug evaluation/treatment (evaluation and counseling fees)

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Victim Impact Panel

 

Super Extreme DUI 1st Offense

First Extreme DUI Conviction

(0.15% or Greater BAC)

Minimum Penalties

45 days (31 days may be suspended if defendant installs an ignition interlock device for 12 months)

90 day license suspension

Ignition Interlock Device (18 months)

$3,218.00 fines and assessments

$3,150 jail fees

Alcohol and drug evaluation/treatment (evaluation and counseling fees)

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Victim Impact Panel

 

Regular DUI 2nd Offense

Second Drunk Driving Conviction Within 7 Years

(Impaired to the Slightest Degree or 0.08% to .149% BAC)

Minimum Penalties

90 days (60 days suspended)

1 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device

$3,468.00 fines and assessments

$2,100 jail fees

Alcohol and drug evaluation/treatment (evaluation and counseling fees)

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Victim Impact Panel

Extreme DUI 2nd Offense

Second Extreme DUI Conviction Within 7 Years

(0.15% or Greater BAC)

Minimum Penalties

120 days jail/prison

1 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device (one year)

$3,718.00 fines and assessments

Jail and court fees

Alcohol and drug evaluation/treatment (evaluation and counseling fees)

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Victim Impact Panel

Super Extreme DUI 2nd Offense

Second Super Extreme DUI Conviction Within 7 Years

(0.20% or Greater BAC)

Minimum Penalties

180 days jail/prison

1 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device (two years)

$3,670.00 fines and assessments

$4,200 jail fees

Alcohol and drug evaluation/treatment (evaluation and counseling fees)

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Victim Impact Panel