Celebrating Super Bowl Sunday 2017 in a no tolerance State
As you know, Arizona is a no tolerance state. With convictions carrying mandatory jail, fines, license suspension, and the ignition interlock device, utilizing Uber, Lyft or better yet a designated driver to ensure there are no life-altering repercussions is a smart decision. 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
$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)
If unfortunately you do get pulled over by the police always remember you have a right to remain silent. Even if you invoke your 5th Amendment right to remain silent and you have requested a DUI Defense Attorney, the arresting officer may still try to ask you a standard set of DUI questions. Please do not answer without your attorney being present!
The only true way to save yourself from a DUI is to not drink and drive during the Super Bowl weekend, even if you only plan on consuming a couple of drinks. In fact, did you know that you can be charged with a DUI after consuming just two drinks?
To learn more about a drinking and driving in Phoenix, click here to contact me or call 480-729-1683 to set up a free consultation.