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Mesa DUI Penalties

Mesa DUI Attorney Joshua S. Davidson

If charged with any Mesa DUI offense, you are facing mandatory jail and should seek a qualfied Mesa DUI Defense Lawyer.Driving Under the Influence (DUI) – Class 1 misdemeanor, .08 BAC or more

See A.R.S. section 28-1381
  • $250 fine plus two additional assessments of $500 each. One assessment is not subject to surcharge and is deposited in the prison construction and operations fund; the second assessment is deposited in the state general fund.
  • Minimum of 10 consecutive days in jail, not eligible for probation or suspension of execution of sentence unless the entire sentence is served. Judge may suspend all but 24 hours of the sentence if the person completes a court ordered alcohol or drug screening treatment program.
  • Equip any motor vehicle the person operates with a certified ignition interlock device.
  • May be ordered to perform community restitution.

Extreme DUI – .15 BAC or more

See A.R.S. section 28-1382A1
  • 250 fine plus an additional assessment of $250.
  • $1,000 assessment to be deposited in the prison construction and operations fund plus a second $1,000 assessment to be deposited in the state general fund.
  • Minimum of 30 consecutive days in jail, not eligible for probation or suspension of execution of sentence unless the entire sentence is served.
  • Equip any motor vehicle the person operates with a certified ignition interlock device.
  • May be ordered to perform community restitution.
  • May be ordered to undergo continuous alcohol monitoring.

"Super" Extreme DUI – .20 BAC or more

See A.R.S. section 28-1382A2
  • Same financial assessments required for Extreme DUI
  • Jail term of not less than 45 consecutive days must be imposed and served.
  • Certified ignition interlock device must be used for 18 months

Aggravated DUI – Class 4 felony (if reason for aggravation is license suspension or 3rd in 7 years)

Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country.See A.R.S. section 28-1383
  • Probation for up to 10 years.
  • $750 fine plus a $1,500 assessment to be deposited in the prison construction and operations fund and a second $1,500 assessment to be deposited in the state general fund.
  • $250 DUI abatement fee.
  • Must pay for and install Ignition Interlock Device.
  • Minimum of 4 months in prison.
  • MVD: automatic revocation for 3 years, must re-apply for license and meet MVD requirements.

Aggravated DUI – Class 6 felony (if reason for aggravation is child 15 or younger in car)

See A.R.S. section 28-1383
  • Probation for up to 10 years.
  • $750 fine plus a $1,500 assessment to be deposited in the prison construction and operations fund and a second $1,500 assessment to be deposited in the state general fund.
  • $250 DUI abatement fee.
  • Must pay for and install Ignition Interlock Device.
  • Minimum of 10 consecutive days in jail.
  • MVD: automatic revocation for 3 years, must re-apply for license and meet MVD requirements.

Underage DUI – Class 2 misdemeanor (person under 21 with any alcohol in system and driving)

See A.R.S. section 4-244.33
  • Probation for up to 2 years.
  • $1,500 fine plus 80% surcharge.
  • Must pay for and install Ignition Interlock Device.
  • MVD: If under 18 years of age, 2 year suspension (court can authoirze a restricted license after 90 days for home/work/school/treatment related travel.

At the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC you will receive personalized service from an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to aggressively protect your rights and defend your case. We are available for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your liberty and privilege to drive are at stake – Call the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC today.

The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC is devoted to the vigorous defense of individuals accused of criminal offenses in Mesa including: DWI/DUI Offenses, Drug Offenses, Vehicular Accidents, Alcohol Offenses, Domestic Violence, Theft, Robbery, Forgery, Burglary, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Weapons Offenses, Homicide, Post Conviction Relief and Probation Revocation matters.

Contact Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today if you or a loved one have been charged with a crime in Mesa, Arizona.

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