Infinity Law Group– Arizona DUI and OUI Lawyer

Driving under the influence (DUI) and operating a boat under the influence (OUI) can be serious criminal charges in the state of Arizona and can lead you down a path that can negatively affect all aspects of your life.  It is not uncommon for many people facing a DUI or OUI charge in Arizona to represent themselves or seek the assistance of a public defender who may not have the resources to adequately fight to protect an individual’s rights.

As such, working alongside an experienced and skilled Arizona DUI and OUI Lawyer is the best way to ensure you are taking the proper steps to minimize the harsh consequences of a potential criminal conviction.  For example, your attorney may be able to have have your DUI or OUI dismissed or can perhaps get the charge lowered to something much less serious depending on the unique facts of your situation.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the State of Arizona

Driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona is considered a very serious offense, and Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country.  DUI offenses can be misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of the conduct and whether a person is facing a DUI for the first time or if the person is facing a subsequent DUI.  Under Arizona law, there are various types of DUI charges which include the following:

  • Standard DUI – A person may face a standard DUI charge if he or she operates a motor vehicle under the influence with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater. A standard DUI offense is considered a misdemeanor, and a person convicted faces up to ten (10) days in jail, a fine of up to $1,500, suspension of the person’s driver’s license, and installation of an ignition interlock device.  A second offense will result in the same penalties except for enhanced jail time and more significant fines.
  • Commercial DUI – A person may face a DUI charge if he or she operates a commercial motor vehicle (such as a work truck) under the influence with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .04 or greater. A Commercial DUI offense is considered a misdemeanor, and a person convicted faces up to ten (10) days in jail, a fine of up to $1,500, suspension of the person’s driver’s license, and installation of an ignition interlock device.  A second offense will result in the same penalties except for enhanced jail time and more significant fines.
  • Extreme DUI – A person may face an extreme DUI charge if he or she operates a motor vehicle under the influence with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .15 or greater. An extreme DUI offense is considered a felony, and a person convicted faces up to thirty (30) days in jail or home detention (if eligible), a fine of up to $2,780, suspension of the person’s driver’s license, and installation of an ignition interlock device.  A second offense will result in the same penalties except for enhanced jail time and more significant fines.
  • Super DUI – A person may face a super DUI charge if he or she operates a motor vehicle under the influence with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .20 or greater. A super DUI offense is considered a felony, and a person convicted faces up to forty-five (45) days in jail or home detention (if eligible), a fine of up to $3,240, suspension of the person’s driver’s license, and installation of an ignition interlock device.  A second offense will result in the same penalties except for enhanced jail time and more significant fines.
  • Aggravated DUI – A person may face an aggravated DUI charge if he or she commits a DUI while having a suspended or revoked license, commits a DUI offense for the third time, commits a DUI offense with a child under the age of fifteen (15) present in the vehicle, or commits a DUI offense while having an ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle. An aggravated DUI is considered a felony and the consequences will undoubtedly result in significant jail time, hefty fines, and the possibility of having a driver’s license permanently revoked.

Operating a Boat Under the Influence (OUI) in the State of Arizona

 

Arizona does not have an open container law, and many Arizona residents are surprised to learn just how serious the consequences are of operating a boat or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol.  The various types of OUI charges in Arizona are very similar to the DUI charges identified above, and the consequences are therefore similar.  However, the consequences of an OUI conviction can be even harsher than for some DUI convictions.  For example, a third OUI offense may result in seven (7) years of jail time.  Because boats are often occupied by more than one individual, there is a risk that multiple individuals will suffer injuries in an alcohol-related boating accident.  This is one reason why Arizona is so tough when it comes to OUI offenses.

The Non-Criminal Consequences of a DUI or OUI Conviction in the State of Arizona

In addition to criminal penalties, a person with a DUI or OUI conviction in Arizona will carry around a blemished record that will make it difficult to land a job, get into college, and even find a home or apartment to rent.  Additionally, because the ability to drive is essential to get to work, school and to complete life’s daily tasks, a person’s DUI or OUI conviction can set a person’s life back many years.  Because Arizona law is very strict when it comes to DUI and OUI offenses, it is imperative to seek the advice of an Arizona DUI and OUI Lawyer when facing criminal charges.

Contact Infinity Law Group Today to Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you are facing an Arizona DUI or OUI charge, it is essential to speak with a qualified Arizona DUI and OUI Lawyer as soon as possible.  Waiting to seek the help of a lawyer can significantly affect your legal rights.  At Infinity Law Group, we assist clients from in and around Tempe, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, and Peoria.  Contact Infinity Law Group today to discuss your legal rights and how to fight the criminal charges you are facing by calling (480) 477-1504 or submitting a case information form on our website.

Infinity Law Group

1921 S Alma School Rd. Ste 112 Mesa AZ 85210
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