Tucson DUI Lawyer Serving the Greater Phoenix Area
Navigating Misdemeanor & Felony DUI Charges
Whether this is your first time or a repeat offense with being charged with driving under the influence, you need a seasoned lawyer representing your rights. DUI cases can quickly become very serious, especially if others were injured as a result of the alleged DUI. Ask Your Arizona Lawyer for personalized advice regarding your case.
Our Tucson DUI attorney provides free consultations. Call (520) 252-4046 now.
Facing License Suspension?
Once you are arrested for DUI in Arizona, your license can be automatically suspended. Even if you are not convicted of the charge, your license can stay suspended for a year if you refused to take the sobriety test. If you are pulled over for another DUI during this time and again refuse the Breathalyzer or blood tests, your license may be suspended for two years.
Additional penalties for DUI in Arizona differ depending on whether this is a first or a repeat offense. First-time offenders face:
- Up to two weeks in jail
- Fines (usually around $1,000)
- Participation in an alcohol education program
- Mandatory ignition interlock device
Depending on your circumstances, you may also be required to complete community service hours.
Information About the Ignition Interlock Device
For both first-time and repeat offenders, an ignition interlock device is almost a guarantee. The device is installed over your vehicle's ignition and requires you to pass a Breathalyzer every time you drive. This device must be installed on every car you drive, or may drive, even if the vehicle does not belong to you.
This process can be incredibly inconvenient and expensive, especially if you have to drive for your job. The court will determine how long you must have this device installed on your vehicles, and removal of the device before the Arizona Department of Transportation has verified that you are eligible for removal can carry even more serious consequences.
We can help you through these charges. Ask for a free consultation for your DUI case by calling our Tucson criminal defense lawyer at (520) 252-4046.