DUI Defense

A DUI defense may be necessary as the result of even a simple car accident if alcohol or drugs were involved. Even more serious charges can be levied against you if a person was injured or killed. Such offenses carry mandatory prison terms and it is important you have a lawyer who practices DUI defense law and is skilled in defending vehicular crimes defend you. Aaron Black aggressively defends vehicular cases. Many of Aaron’s DUI defense cases result in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, no jail time, or substantially reduced charges.

In Arizona, you may be charged with DUI under the following conditions:
  • If the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving a vehicle or in actual physical control of a vehicle and impaired to the slightest degree you can be charged.
     
  • If the government can prove your Blood Alcohol Concentration was a .08% or more within two hours of driving you can be charged.
If you are facing DUI charges in Maricopa County, it’s essential to speak with a lawyer experienced in DUI defense law.  Aaron Black focuses on DUI defense and handles each client’s case personally.  Though the evidence may seem overwhelmingly against you, Aaron draws from his extensive experience to provide the most compelling DUI defense strategy for your individual case.

An attorney who practices DUI defense law should review your case if you have been charged with DUI in Phoenix or the surrounding areas.  Not every attorney understands the complexities of DUI defense law, and contacting an experienced DUI attorney can make all of the difference in your case.  Aaron Black possesses the skills, resources, and knowledge required to personally fight your case and defend you against DUI charges in Maricopa County.

The penalties for DUI in Phoenix are some of the harshest in the country. A conviction carries mandatory jail, mandatory fines, license suspension, and the ignition interlock device. Depending on the blood alcohol concentration and history, jail can range from 1 day to 6 months for misdemeanors and up to 15 years for a felony.

The following overview of DUI penalties in Arizona is provided for your information.  If you have questions, or if you are in need of DUI defense, please contact or call Aaron Black for a free consultation at 480-729-1683.

Driving Under the Influence Penalties

1st Time Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence (under .15 BAC)

  • Minimum jail 10 days jail, but 9 may be suspended
  • Maximum Jail – 6 months
  • Fines

$250 Fine
$210 Surcharge
$500 Prison Fund 
$500 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee

  • 90 day License Suspension

  • Possible Probation up to 5 years

  • Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes

  • Possible community service

  • Pay for jail incarceration

  • Possible monthly probation fees

  • Possible SR22 insurance

  • 1 year Ignition interlock (6 months beginning January 1, 2012)

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2nd Time Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence Above a .08 BAC (but less than .15)

  • New DUI charge must be within 84 months of date of 1st DUI conviction.

  • Minimum jail - 90 days jail, but 60 may be suspended if successfully complete alcohol classes.
     
  • Maximum Jail – 6 months
     
  • Fines

$500 Fine
$420 Surcharge
$1250 Prison Fund 
$1250 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee

  • 1 year license revocation (no driving at all)

  • Possible Probation up to 5 years

  • Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes

  • 30+ hours community service

  • Pay for jail incarceration

  • Possible monthly probation fees

  • Possible SR22 insurance

  • 1 year Ignition interlock

If you have questions or if you are facing DUI charges in Arizona, please click here to contact Aaron or call (480)729-1683 for a free consultation.

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

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