DUI FAQs

2016 has brought more changes to our DUI laws.

Now, more than ever, you need an experienced attorney to help navigate the complexities of dealing with a DUI charge.

When dealing with a DUI there are a lot of terms and offenses that are thrown around, but how many people really understand what they all mean? Below you will find the answers you need to help you better understand what it means when you have been charged with a drunk driving offense.

Please contact our criminal defense lawyers in Glendale to discuss any specific questions: 623-847-7117 or use our online contact form. Each case is different.

MINIMUM PUNISHMENTS ALLOWED BY LAW IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF DUI

Offense Jail Time Fines License Substance Abuse Classes
1st Offense Misdemeanor All fines subject to surcharge of up to 83% This process is largely governed by MVD
28-1381A1
(Slightest Impairment)
1 day minimum ~$1600 90 days to 1 year, Ignition Interlock Required (breath test machine on Car) Yes
28-1381A2
(BAC of .08 or more)
1 day minimum ~$1600 90 days to 1 year, Ignition Interlock Required (breath test machine on Car) Yes
28-1382 – Extreme
(BAC of .15/.20 or more)
30-45 days in jail, but judge can suspend 21 days if you put a breath test machine on your car $2,780 90 days to 1 year & Ignition Interlock Required (breath test machine on Car) Yes
2nd Offense Misdemeanor
28-1381A1
(Slightest Impairment)
30 days in jail $3,000+ 1 Year revocation of license (may be eligible for an interlock restricted licenseAfter 45 days). Yes
28-1381A2
(BAC of .08 or more)
30 days in jail $3,000+ 1 Year revocation of license (may be eligible for an interlock restricted license after 45 days). Yes
28-1382 – Extreme
(BAC of .15/.20 or more)
120 to 180 days $750 to $2500
Plus $250 assessment
1 Year revocation of license (may be eligible for an interlock restricted license after 45 days). Yes
1st Offense Felony Four (4) months in state PRISON $750 or more Up to 3 Years Yes