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Arizona DWI Penalties

Penalties for DUI convictions in Arizona

Penalties for DUI convictions in Arizona vary based on several factors, including the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level at the time of the arrest, whether the driver has prior DUI convictions, and whether any aggravating factors are present.

Here’s a general breakdown:

1. First-time DUI (BAC between 0.08% and 0.149%):
– Jail: Minimum of 10 days, but 9 days may be suspended
– Fines: Approximately $1,500 plus jail costs and more
– License: 90-day license suspension
– Ignition Interlock Device (IID): Required for 12 months
– Counseling: Alcohol screening and education

2. Extreme DUI (BAC between 0.15% and 0.199%):
– Jail: Minimum of 30 days
– Fines: Approximately $2,780 plus jail/home detention costs
– License: 90-day license suspension
– IID: Required for 12 months
– Counseling: Alcohol screening and education

3. Super Extreme DUI (BAC of 0.20% or higher):
– Jail: Minimum of 45 days
– Fines: Approximately $3,240 plus jail/home detention costs
– License: 90-day license suspension
– IID: Required for 18 months
– Counseling: Alcohol screening and education

4. Second or subsequent DUI (within 84 months) or more severe categories:
– The penalties significantly increase with longer jail terms, higher fines, longer IID requirements, and potential vehicle forfeiture.

5. Aggravated DUI:
– This can occur under several circumstances, including DUI while suspended, a third DUI in 84 months, or DUI with a child under 15 in the vehicle. Penalties for aggravated DUI include a minimum of 2 years in prison, revoked license for 12 months, and other consequences.

6. Other Consequences:
– Possible probation
– Community service
– Increased insurance premiums
– DUI classes or treatment programs
– Vehicle impoundment

It’s important to note that laws and penalties can change, and the above information might not capture all potential situations or the most recent modifications to the law. Always consult with an attorney or check the most recent Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) or other local sources for current and accurate information on DUI penalties.