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.

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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