If you are convicted of any DUI offense, the consequences are serious. At a minimum, you’re facing a jail sentence, a minimum fine of over $1,500, and mandatory substance abuse screening and counseling. It is critical that you hire an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Aarti Bhaga at Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC, has years of experience defending people accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We offer a free consultation with an experienced DUI defense attorney to anyone who has been charged with or stopped for a DUI.
If you were arrested for drunk driving, you could be facing several different DUI charges. It is possible to be charged with multiple DUI offenses that all stem from the same incident. Some offenses are more serious than others. See Arizona DUI Laws to learn more about DUI and the legal penalties for a DUI conviction. A DUI arrest usually results in a minimum of two citations. One citation claims that you broke the law by driving (or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle) while impaired by alcohol, drugs or any combination of the two to the slightest degree. The other citation will allege that you broke the law because your blood or breath alcohol concentration was greater than .08 percent.
You could also be facing charges of extreme DUI (if you have a blood alcohol level of .15 percent or higher) or an aggravated (felony) DUI. If you failed to successfully complete (or refuse to complete) a blood or breath alcohol test, you will receive an Implied Consent Affidavit from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. This means the state of Arizona intends to suspend your driving privileges. You MUST request a hearing within 15 days if you want to prevent your driver’s license from being automatically suspended
If you are arrested, it is imperative to call an attorney immediately.
You have a limited amount of time to build a defense and fight the charges of driving under the influence. A DUI conviction will result in an eight-point moving violation on your driving record, as well as mandatory jail time, high fines and other penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license. If you are convicted, your life will change. Learn more about DUI offenses by reviewing the information found in our DUI FAQs. Hire a lawyer to protect your rights and give you the strongest defense.
If you are under arrest and want to know your rights immediately, call the emergency criminal line/after-hours number 480-686-6180.