First time DUI offenders face serious and long-term repercussions. Those facing multiple DUI charges face even more severe consequences in Arizona. If you were arrested for a 2nd or 3rd DUI in Arizona, it is vital that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible to get your charges reduced or even dismissed. Our Phoenix DUI lawyers explain the consequences of repeat DUI offenses in Arizona.
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Arizona Multiple DUI Offense Penalties
If you are arrested for a second DUI offense in Arizona, you will face enhanced legal penalties—especially if you received your second DUI 60 months after your first DUI offense. These penalties could be enhanced if another person was injured in an accident caused by the drunk driver.
Common penalties for a second DUI offense include the following:
- A mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail
- A maximum of 180 days in jail
- A required ignition interlock device
- Fines and fees of up to $3,000
- A 12-month driver's license revocation
- Mandatory alcohol or drug screening
- Community service
Those facing a third DUI offense in Arizona will atomically face felony charges. This means that a third DUI can significantly affect your career and may eliminate various civil rights.
Common penalties for a third DUI offense include the following:
- A minimum of four months in jail
- A maximum of two and a half years in jail
- At least $4,000 in various fines and fees
- Three-year revocation of your driver's license
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
Common consequences felony convictions carry include a complete ban from owning firearms, inability to vote, inability to serve in the armed forces, plus it can jeopardize employment opportunities. These are a few of the lasting consequences that DUI penalties can have. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured at 0.15 percent, you could face "extreme DUI" charges. If your BAC level exceeded .20 percent, you could be charged with a "super extreme DUI." These DUI charges can result in a maximum of 180 days in jail and up to $17,000 in fines.
What Should I Do If I Face Repeat DUI Offenses?
If you were arrested for your second or third DUI offense, it is vital that you seek legal guidance from an experienced DUI defense attorney. Failing to have experienced representation on your side can affect the outcome of your case. An experienced attorney can develop a strong defense on your behalf and can help you reduce or even dismiss your charges. Repeat DUI offenses can affect your reputation, career, freedom, and finances. Choosing the right attorney for your case can make a difference in protecting what's valuable in your life.
Call Our Phoenix DUI Defense Attorneys Today: (602) 842-6762
Our Phoenix multiple DUI defense attorneys can help you if you're facing repeat DUI offenses. Our team can analyze the traffic stop to see if it was handled correctly and to determine if the police had a reasonable suspicion to pull you over in the first place.
We can also analyze the result of the breathalyzer test and the field sobriety test. These are common areas where mistakes are made, which can ultimately help you with your case. Discovering flaws in your case can help you get a fair plea bargain or a not guilty verdict. In some cases, it may even result in a complete dismissal of charges. We are ready to help you through any DUI charges.
Our team is available to take your call 24/7. Give our Phoenix DUI defense attorneys a call today at (602) 842-6762 for a case review.