Arizona is a no-tolerance state for DUIs. One of the ways that Arizona cracks down on drunk drivers is categorizing the type of DUI charge by the driver’s BAC level. Although many states follow the practice of increasing penalties for having a BAC level significantly above the allowed BAC level, Arizona is one of few states that has created a third level for DUI charges based on BAC levels.

Standard DUI

  • BAC Level: 0.08 – 0.14
  • Class Of Crime: Class 1 Misdemeanor

Penalties (First Time Offenders)

  • Minimum Jail Time: Up to 10 days
  • Maximum Jail Time: Up to 6 months
  • Fines & Costs: No less than $1,250
  • Probation: Up to 5 years
  • License Suspension: 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • Interlock Device: Required
  • Counseling: Duration of counseling determined by results of evaluation and screening

* Penalties increase significantly for repeat offenders

Extreme DUI

  • BAC Level: 0.15 – 0.19
  • Class Of Crime: Class 1 Misdemeanor

Penalties (First Time Offenders)

  • Minimum Jail Time: Up to 30 days
  • Maximum Jail Time: Up to 6 months
  • Fines & Costs: No less than $2,500
  • Probation: Up to 5 years
  • License Suspension: 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • Interlock Device: Required
  • Counseling: Duration of counseling determined by results of evaluation and screening

 

* Penalties increase significantly for repeat offenders

Super Extreme DUI

  • BAC Level: 0.20 or higher
  • Class Of Crime: Class 1 Misdemeanor

Penalties (First Time Offenders)

  • Minimum Jail Time: Up to 45 days
  • Maximum Jail Time: Up to 6 months
  • Fines & Costs: No less than $3,200
  • Probation: Up to 5 years
  • License Suspension: 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • Interlock Device: Required
  • Counseling: Duration of counseling determined by results of evaluation and screening

* Penalties increase significantly for repeat offenders

Let Ariano & Reppucci Help Reduce Your Charge

Because DUI charges are extremely serious in Arizona, it is imperative that you find a defense attorney knowledgeable about Arizona DUI law. In fact, depending on your case, it is possible for your DUI charge to carry more onerous penalties than many felonies. DUI convictions could affect you socially, legally, and financially without an experienced lawyer by your side. Often times required jail sentences can be reduced down with certain conditions, such as home arrest and alcohol monitoring.

Call Ariano & Reppucci now to schedule a free consultation.