Arizona DUI Penalties – All Updated Rules You Need To Know

arizona dui penaltiesArizona keeps its rule strict when it comes to DUI. This means every driver who passes the legal limit of .08% will be arrested, with no exceptions.

Indeed, the best way to avoid this is always to drive your vehicle completely sober.  

3 Types of DUI

There are three types of DU; each includes blood alcohol concentration tests. It’s important to mention that if you have passed the legal limit of .08% you’ll face an arrest, license suspension, and high fines. The offense degree would depend on things such as speed, if there were minors in the vehicle, whether you had previous convictions, etc.

  • First Offense

This is the standard DUI, where the driver has passed the legal limit (more than .08%). The fines include $1500, $80 fees, and jail costs. You can also end up in jail for ten days. Your driving license gets 90 days suspension (or you can expect a revocation of one year). Your vehicle will be interlocked for one year. Counseling and screening are required.

  • Second Offense

The second offense includes a standard DUI and alcohol above the legal limit. It requires jail for 90 days (with the possibility for home detention after day 6). The fines are around $3500, $80 monitoring fees, plus jail and home detention fees. It includes a license revocation and interlock for a full year. You’ll get screening and counseling and 30 hours of community work.

Click here for an article on Arizona DUI laws and penalties for driving under the influence in Arizona.

  • First Offense – Extreme DUI

Extreme DUI means driving with more than 0.15% of alcohol in your system. You’ll pay fines of $2780, $80 fees, and will go to jail for 30 days (with the possibility for home detention after the second day; prison and home detention will cost you as well). It includes 90 days of license suspension and vehicle interlock for one year. This offense requires screening and counseling.

  • Second Offense – Extreme DUI

If you have passed the blood test with more than 0.15%, you will go to jail for 120 days (with the possibility of home detention after 24 days). The fees are $3740, including $80 monitoring fee and fees for jail and home detention. You’ll get one year of license suspension and vehicle interlock. Expect screening and counseling, and community service of 30 hours.

  • First Offense – Super Extreme DUI

The super extreme DUI means that your test showed more than 0.20%. The fines go up to $3240, $80 monitoring fees, and jail and detention costs. The jail time is 45 days with a chance for home detention after three days. License suspension lasts for 90 days, the vehicle interlock is 18 months, and you get screening and counseling as well.

  • Second Offense – Super Extreme DUI

With more than 0.20% of alcohol in the blood, you will end up in jail for 180 days (home detention is eligible after 36 days in prison). The fines are the highest – $4650, $80 monitoring fee, and costs for your time in jail and home detention. Your vehicle gets interlock for two years; license suspension lasts one year. Screening and counseling are included, plus community service of 30 months.

Click here for information on repeat DUI offenders in Arizona.