Celebrating Super Bowl Sunday 2017 in a no tolerance State

by Aaron Black • January 31, 2017
Super Bowl SundayThere are numerous Super Bowl Parties going on in Phoenix and surrounding areas this weekend and whether you plan on rooting for your team at Coach’s Corner Grill, Twin Peaks, or just celebrating with family & friends, make plans ahead of time to get home safely.

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
  • 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 listed above you will also face penalties from other entities and not just the court.

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.
 

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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