What Factors Influence a DUI Sentence in Arizona?


Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a crime that is taken very seriously in Arizona. The penalties for a DUI conviction can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s life. The courts will consider various factors when sentencing to ensure a fair and appropriate punishment, including the circumstances surrounding the case and the defendant’s criminal history. 

Signs You Are Too Drunk to Drive

Driving while intoxicated is against the law in all 50 states. While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level in Arizona is 0.08 percent, it is possible to get a DUI, or driving under the influence charge, with any level of impairment.

How Many Times Can You Fail an Ignition Interlock Test?  

Posted On August 30, 2018 I Blood Alcohol Tests,Criminal Defense

*For informational purposes only*

Arizona law requires that any person convicted of a DUI have an ignition interlock installed on his or her vehicle. These devices help discourage drunk driving by requiring drivers to blow into a device before they can access the ignition.

What Is the Certified Ignition Interlock Program?

An ignition interlock device (IID) fits into a vehicle and prevents it from driving until the driver blows into a breath analysis machine to ensure the driver’s sobriety. The Certified Ignition Interlock Program handles the installation and monitoring of these devices after a driver’s license suspension or revocation.

Important Steps to Take at a DUI Checkpoint

Posted On February 10, 2018 I Blood Alcohol Tests,Drunk Driving

In Arizona, it is legal for police officers to conduct a random driving under the influence (DUI) stops at checkpoints. An Arizona Supreme Court decision ruled DUI checkpoints and roadblocks constitutional. DUI checkpoints do not involve any specific suspicions; rather, they stop every driver at a certain point to check for DUI.

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