Criminal Traffic Violations in Arizona

Criminal traffic violations are among the most dangerous driving offenses an individual can commit in the state of Arizona.

As a result, the penalties and consequences of an Arizona criminal traffic violation can be quite serious.

Examples of criminal traffic violations include:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Failing to Stop at an Accident Scene
  • Racing on an Arizona Highway
  • DUI (Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor)
  • DWI (Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more within two hours of driving)
  • Extreme DWI (Driving with a BAC of 0.15% or greater within two hours of driving)
  • Super Extreme DUI (Driving with a BAC of 0.20% or greater within two hours of driving)

The punishments for a criminal traffic violation range from a misdemeanor to felonies that can require lengthy amounts of jail time.

In addition to jail time, a criminal traffic violation can lead to:

  • A criminal record
  • Severe fines
  • License suspension
  • Mandatory use of an ignition interlock device

Given the severity of a criminal traffic violation, Arizona drivers who are charged with such violations should reach out to an Arizona traffic violation lawyer who protects a driver’s legal rights.

An Arizona criminal defense lawyer will review the case and evidence associated with the alleged violation before working to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

Sources:

http://www.mohavecourts.com/criminalmain/criminaltraffic.htm

https://www.azleg.gov/ars/28/01382.htm

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