Whatever your DUI situation, our firm is well-equipped to strategize a strong defense for you and negotiate with the prosecution if necessary.
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At Navarro Law, one of our key goals is to provide clients with respectful, honest, and genuine representation. Attorney Navarro works directly with clients on their defense, and he also makes himself available for clients throughout the course of their case. He takes careful and informed approaches to DUI defense, such as pursuing meticulous investigation of the available evidence to ensure his clients’ rights are not being improperly treated. He also has important interpersonal skills as a negotiator that can come in handy as he discusses potential charge reductions with the prosecution.
Elements of a DUI Charge
Drivers in Arizona can be charged with a DUI if they are found to be operating a motor vehicle while possessing a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more or while under the influence of drugs/alcohol that has impaired the driver to even the slightest degree. Note that a person may be stopped for a DUI merely for being in "actual physical control" of a car (that is, whether or not they were actually driving) while under the influence or with a BAC of .08% or more. To determine this, the judge may examine where the ignition key was, whether the vehicle was running, and whether the driver was asleep or awake. As such, one common defense against such a DUI charge is to claim that the driver was using their vehicle to sleep off the effects of the alcohol before driving.
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Penalties for First and Subsequent Offenses
The punishments for DUI convictions depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of the incident and whether the defendant has any prior convictions:
- First Offense (misdemeanor) – at least 10 days in jail; at least $1,480 in fines; at least 90 days of license suspension; 1 year of mandatory ignition interlock device (IID) use, with a possible 6-month reduction
- Second Offense (misdemeanor) - at least 90 days in jail (30 days must be served consecutively); at least $2,000 in fines; 1-year license revocation; (IID) use for at least 1 year; 30 hours of community service
- Third Offense (felony) – at least 4 months in prison; at least $4,000 in fines; 1-year license revocation; 2-year IID use
Note that the above penalties can be further enhanced if the driver was convicted of Extreme DUI (BAC of .15%-.19%) or Super Extreme DUI (BAC of more than .20%).
One important category of DUI is drug DUI. Under A.R.S. §28-1381(A)(3), it is illegal to drive while a person has taken any drug prohibited by Arizona’s controlled substances laws, such as marijuana, narcotics, dangerous drugs, or any prescription medication without a legal, valid prescription.
Drug DUI is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by at least 10 days in jail, drug screening and treatment, and a fine of up to $2,500. If the defendant has a prior DUI conviction within 7 years of the charge, the minimum penalty increases to at least 30 days in jail, drug screening and treatment, and up to 5 years of probation, as well as 1 year of license suspension without the possibility of a restricted license. For more specific information about Arizona’s drug DUI statutes, visit our page on Drug DUI.
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Don’t risk your driving rights without a persuasive legal battle. Whether you have been charged with your first DUI or have been accused of driving with controlled substances in your system, Navarro Law can defend you. You may be facing harsh accusations unfairly brought by unlawful police procedure or inadmissible evidence. Whatever your DUI situation, our firm is well-equipped to strategize a strong defense for you and negotiate with the prosecution if necessary.
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