Arizona is known to have particularly strict laws for those convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is important to understand that there are criminal, civil, and collateral penalties in DUI convictions in the Phoenix, AZ area. When all of these penalties are accounted for, even a first time offender with the least severe DUI charge can be left facing significant consequences. Our DUI defense attorneys are highly experienced in fighting DUI charges.
There are many factors that are taken into consideration when determining penalties for a DUI conviction. First, it is important to determine what class of DUI the driver has been charged with. In Arizona, a driver may be charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI, or Aggravated DUI (which is a felony). The type of charge is based on the blood alcohol level of the driver.