Be safe this Labor Day Weekend!

by Aaron Black • September 02, 2016
Happy Labor Day Weekend!It’s amazing the Labor Day weekend is upon us! With the three day weekend in sight plans will be made for BBQ’s and family time or maybe one more trip around the lake.
In all of the festivities I remain most certain that an adult beverage or two may also be in the plans. With that being said please think of the ramifications before getting behind the wheel after drinking. Did you know that one or two drinks can also get you arrested for a DUI?

As you know Arizona has some of the harshest penalties in the country for a DUI. 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.

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)
Don’t risk ruining the last hoorah of the summer by getting a DUI in Phoenix. Plan ahead by designating a driver, get a cab or rent a limousine and make great Labor Day memories!

If you have questions or you are facing DUI charges in Phoenix, please click here to contact Aaron or call (480)729-1683 for a free consultation.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.

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