Can I be charged with a DUI in Phoenix with a blood alcohol content less than the legal limit?

by Aaron Black • February 01, 2016
As you know, Arizona is a no-tolerance state for driving under the influence (DUI). You can actually be arrested with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) less than the legal limit of 0.08. If the government can prove that your Blood Alcohol Concentration was a .08% or more within two hours of driving the prosecution will add another charge. Right now the City of Phoenix is prosecuting a .078 BAC. My client has never been in trouble. His blood is below the legal limit, the prosecution does not care. The prosecution is not making an offer and trying to prosecute my client to the fullest extent of the law. I am here to protect him, and you, from over zealous prosecutors.

1st time misdemeanor driving under the influence penalties for being "impaired to the slightest degree" are listed below. After reviewing them I’m sure you would have to agree that it would be far easier and safer to take a taxi or ask a friend to be the designated driver.
  • 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)
In addition to the penalties that you would incur, drinking and driving also puts others at risk of harm. Can you just imagine for one second finding out that your actions resulted in injury or even death of innocent bystander. Is it really worth the risk?

If you are facing DUI charges in Maricopa County it is essential to speak with a lawyer experienced in DUI defense law.

At the Law office of Aaron Black, my clients are assured that I will personally represent them and put my courtroom experience to work to obtain the best possible outcome. Though the evidence may seem overwhelmingly against you, I has successfully defended numerous jury and bench trials in Maricopa county working to “Deliver Justice and Defend Your Freedom.”

Please contact me or call to set up a free consultation about my DUI and Criminal Defense legal services and to discuss the impending case against you today 480-729-1683.
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