Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a very risky proposition, and making this mistake can create difficulties for you and your family for years to come. If you've been charged with DUI, your worries and concerns might include how it will affect your employment status, future job opportunities, financial and family stability. The prospects of losing your driver's license, serving jail time or installing an interlock ignition device on your vehicle are all very real and can have profound effects on your way of life. Understanding DUI law in Scottsdale and Arizona can be confusing and you should not be relegated to facing these charges on your own. Help and answers are available by contacting an experienced
Scottsdale DUI lawyer.
Arizona has very tough and stringent DUI laws, and repeat offenders can receive even harsher sentences. Those who are arrested driving with blood alcohol levels of 0.15 or higher can face steeper penalties and are charged with "Extreme DUI." Being found with an even higher blood alcohol level of 0.20 or above can result in a "Super Extreme DUI" charge. Some consequences that you may face if convicted of a DUI in Arizona may include:
- Jail time of up to 4 months or more.
- Fines that can reach into thousands of dollars
- License suspension up to a year
- Community restitution of 1 month or more
- Installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device (at your own cost)
- Mandatory completion of an alcohol/drug screening, education or treatment program
- Probation up to 5 years
Representation for You
It is imperative in a DUI arrest that you are well-prepared in protecting your legal rights. Attorney Joshua S. Davidson can provide you with an exemplary level of representation and will fight vigorously for the best outcome in your case. He has years of experience in defending against DUI charges, and as a former DUI prosecutor, he knows the system from the inside out.