Arizona DUI over Labor Day Weekend

by Aaron Black • September 03, 2012

According to there have been over 400 DUI arrests over the Labor Day weekend in Arizona. 40 of the arrests were for Aggravated DUI where, if convicted, a person is facing a minimum of four months in prison and a felony on their record.

The average BAC is up this year from a .149 last year to a .155 this year. This change means a lot. A .155 is an extreme DUI in Arizona. An Extreme DUI in Arizona carries a mandatory minimum punishment of 30 days in jail, minimum of 16 hours of alcohol classes, $2700 in fines, 12 months with the ignition interlock and up to five years of probation.

Below is a brief list of potential penalties for drinking and driving in Phoenix over Labor Day Weekend.

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, license suspension, potential community service, 1-year ignition interlock

1st Time Extreme Driving Under the Influence above a .15 BAC (but less than .20)

  • Minimum Jail - 30 days jail

  • Maximum Jail – 6 months

  • Fines, license suspension, potential for SR22 insurance and the possibility of probation up to 5 years

Aggravated Driving Under the Influence “Kid in Car” (Younger than 15) Class 6 Felony

  • Minimum Jail - 10 days jail, but 9 may be suspended

  • Maximum Jail - 2 years in prison. Maximum jail time can be higher if you have prior felony convictions

  • Fines, license revocation, probation, and felony on your record 

The Arizona police have been out patrolling the streets all Labor Day Weekend. They are looking for drunk drivers. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Arizona over Labor Day Weekend call Phoenix DUI Defense Lawyer Aaron Black. DUI cases are defensible. Call an Arizona DUI Lawyer to fight for you.

If you have been charged with a DUI, Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black will navigate you through both your criminal case and MVD case. Aaron Black is a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal DUI Defense (Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Arizona and New Mexico). He is rated 10.0 Superb Lawyer on, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer (the highest level of professional excellence).


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