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Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona

DUI penalties, even for a first offender, are serious and carry long-term repercussions. That said, the penalties for repeat DUI offenders in Arizona are treated far more severely. Arizona law allows fines, restrictions on driver's licenses, jail time and similar [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|criminal- defense, dui dwi|Comments Off on Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona

How Is Your BAC Calculated? [Infographic]

Arizona classifies certain DUI offenses based on blood alcohol content (BAC), which is a measure of the percentage of alcohol in a person's bloodstream. For example, a standard DUI is classified as driving a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|criminal- defense, dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on How Is Your BAC Calculated? [Infographic]

What Do You Do in a Field Sobriety Test?

If an Arizona police officer suspects a driver of a DUI or DWI, it is likely that the officer will request the driver to perform a field sobriety test. As the name implies, a field sobriety test may be one [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|criminal- defense, dui dwi|Comments Off on What Do You Do in a Field Sobriety Test?

Can I Get a DUI for Using My Own Prescription Drugs?

When the average person hears DUI, it is almost a certainty they will assume alcohol was involved. Given that there were 4,941 alcohol-related crashes in 2015 alone, it is understandable that alcohol often takes center stage in the DUI discussion. [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|dui dwi|Comments Off on Can I Get a DUI for Using My Own Prescription Drugs?

Getting Through DUI Checkpoints [Infographic]

DUI checkpoints are intended to discourage drunk driving. Here are some important things to keep in mind if you find yourself going through one. You MUST show your ID and registration. You MUST step out of the vehicle if you [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on Getting Through DUI Checkpoints [Infographic]

Is DUI a Felony?

  Is a DUI a felony? As a general rule, no. The majority of DUI offenses in Arizona are classified as misdemeanors, not felonies. However, that is not to say a DUI cannot be a felony. The state of Arizona [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|dui dwi|Comments Off on Is DUI a Felony?

Is a DUI a Felony or a Misdemeanor in Arizona? [Infographic]

  Most standard DUI charges in Arizona are misdemeanors. However, there are circumstances where your charges can be elevated to a felony. Aggravated DUI Under ARS 28-1383, a DUI charge is considered aggravated if any of the following is true: [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on Is a DUI a Felony or a Misdemeanor in Arizona? [Infographic]

Can I Be Convicted of a DUI for Taking Prescribed Medication?

One of the more unique questions surrounding DUI law is whether or not Arizona drivers can be convicted of a DUI for taking their medication and driving. The short answer is that, yes, Arizonans can be charged and convicted of [...]

By |June 2nd, 2016|dui dwi|Comments Off on Can I Be Convicted of a DUI for Taking Prescribed Medication?

What Are The Penalties For A DUI In Arizona? [Infographic]

  A DUI in Arizona is considered a BAC of 0.0% if you are underage, .08% if you are 21 or older, and .04% if you are driving a commercial vehicle. Here are the penalties you face if you are [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on What Are The Penalties For A DUI In Arizona? [Infographic]

What Happens if You Get a DUI and You Are Underage?

Arizona has one of the highest rates of underage drinking. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 43.8 percent of Arizona teenagers drink alcohol. Teenagers not only drink, but they are also just starting to maneuver the roads [...]

By |March 18th, 2016|criminal- defense, dui dwi|Comments Off on What Happens if You Get a DUI and You Are Underage?