AZ DUI Laws ׀ AZ DUI Penalties

Why you need Arizona DUI Attorney if charged with an Arizona DUI
DUI charges in Arizona are very serious. You should consult an experienced Arizona DUI or criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been arrested for a DUI of any kind in Arizona. Arizona laws and penalties are some of the toughest in the country.

Whether your charges were for Tempe DUI, Phoenix DUI, Gilbert DUI, Mesa DUI, Scottsdale DUI, Chandler DUI, or Maricopa County, or any city in Arizona makes no difference: the DUI laws, classifications, and penalties fall under the rule and jurisdiction
of Arizona State Law, Criminal and DUI code Title 28 (A.R.S. §28-1381) A judge may have discretion of ordering increased penalties, but has little room to order less than the mandatory minimums.

Basically in Arizona it is unlawful operate a motor vehicle of any kind while driving under the influence of intoxicating or impairing drug, vapor releasing substances containing a toxic chemical or any combination of alcohol, drugs and or vapor releasing substances if the person is “impaired to the slightest degree” (A.R.S. §28-1381(A)(1). This includes driving a vehicle if the person has an alcohol concentration level 0.08 or greater, more within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle. (A.R.S. §28-1381(A) (2))

It is illegal in Arizona for a anyone to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle if the that person alcohol concentration of the following: Within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle: 0.15 or more but less than 0.20. (A.R.S. §28-1382(A)(1) or “Extreme DUI” and within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle: 0.20 or more. (A.R.S. §28-1382(A) (2)) or “Super Extreme DUI”. The higher the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), the harsher the sentencing and penalties.

The consequences are serious and penalties range from minimal of 30 days in jail to extended prison sentencing, along with other penalties, fines, and fees. It is dangerous to attempt to represent yourself for any kind of DUI. You should consult a Private Practice DUI Attorney or AZ criminal defense attorney defends Felony DUI charges in Arizona Courts on a regular basis do this on your behalf. They will act as a barrier between you and the prosecution, to make sure your rights are protected, that you do not further incriminate yourself, and utilize any defenses possible to get your case dismissed, charges reduced, evidence suppressed, or otherwise the best possible outcome in your case. Your chances drastically increase to accomplish these goals with the legal representation of a DUI or Criminal Defense Attorney in Arizona.

If you have been charged with any Arizona DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI wit child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI, Drug, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, any Arizona DUI, Drug DUI, or any other criminal charge including theft, assaults, aggravated assault, domestic violence, drugs crimes, probation violations, robbery, computer crimes, ID theft crimes, or any other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Arizona criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney James Novak (Former Prosecutor).

The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Gilbert, Arizona, Mesa, Gilbert, and surrounding areas valley-wide in Maricopa County Arizona.

This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.

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