Can I serve my Scottsdale DUI sentence at Home?

by Aaron Black • February 07, 2017
Home detention in Scottsdale, AZArizona law requires a first-time misdemeanor DUI (under .15 BAC) to serve a minimum of 10 days in jail, however, in some circumstances 9 days can be suspended. Be aware that jail time does vary from city to city.

With the cost of incarceration continuing to increase and depending on your circumstances you may be able to serve your time at home.

Home detention penalties

  • Typical home detention is 6 days a week, 12 hours a day
  •  Electronic-monitoring – The electronic device can monitor both your alcohol consumption as well as track your location and you will be responsible for the cost. Depending on the court, the fee can range from $10 to $30 a day
  • Random alcohol tests – You will be required to submit to 3 random tests per day
  • You will still be responsible for any fines, be required to install the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) and possible community service
Unfortunately, those arrested on suspicion of DUI in Maricopa County the judges in the county are prohibited from handing down home detention sentences. So, if you are pulled over by a Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy or the Arizona Department of Public Safety officers you will be processed through the County justice courts and serving your time in jail is the only option. Of course, there are other circumstances that will affect your ability to serve home detention. For instance, if you have a prior conviction for a DUI that occurred within 84 months of the date of your first DUI conviction you will not be eligible.

No matter what, a DUI in Scottsdale, AZ carries serious repercussions, and you should seek a DUI Defense attorney.

DUI charges can occur under the following conditions

  • The government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving a vehicle or you were in actual physical control of a vehicle. They must also be able to support that you were impaired to the slightest degree.
  • The government can prove that your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was a .08% or more within two hours of driving
Contact the Law Office of Aaron Black for a free consultation to see if you qualify for home detention today at (480)729-1683. Many of my DUI defense cases result in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, no jail time, or substantially reduced charges.
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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