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The State of Arizona penalizes crimes involving driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) harshly. A DUI conviction can come with a sentence that significantly impacts your life, from forcing you to pay expensive fines to restricting your driving privileges.
Having your driver’s license suspended can be a major inconvenience. You may not be able to drive to and from work, for instance, possibly putting your job at risk. It is also a significant loss of freedom and independence. In Arizona, you can reinstate a suspended driver’s license once you fulfill the requirements of the suspension.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime in all 50 states. Arizona, however, penalizes DUI crimes more harshly than most states. If you are convicted of driving under the influence or driving impaired while traveling through Arizona, it is important to understand your rights.
If you were recently involved in an accident such as a car crash or slip and fall as someone with a pre-existing condition, this can make it more difficult to collect financial damages from the at-fault party. The other driver’s insurance company may try to use your pre-existing injury against you to diminish or deny benefits.
Driving with an expired driver’s license is a common mistake in Arizona. As a driver, you may not think an expired license is big deal, or you may not realize your driver’s license is past its expiration date. Driver’s licenses in Arizona don’t expire until the driver is 65 years old.