Arizona DUI Laws & Drunk Driving Penalties


Overview of the penalties upon conviction of DUI in Arizona

Arizona DUI Laws, BAC limits, fines, jail times, IID requirements, suspension/revocation periods and SR22 insurance requirements for first time and repeat offenders with multiple DUI's.

If you've been charged with DUI in Arizona, the law allows only 15 days for an Arizona DUI Lawyer to make a request with the Arizona Department of Transportation (MVD) for a hearing to help save your drivers license.

What are the penalties for DUI in Arizona?

The penalties for driving under the influence in Arizona will depend upon the exact circumstances of each particular case and the number of previous offenses (if any) a person has.

AZ DUI Penalties

Arizona is a state with a 7 year (84 months) 'washout period' also known as a 'look back period'

OUT OF STATE CONVICTIONS
Under Arizona state law any acts or convictions that were committed in other jurisdictions or states, that if committed in Arizona would constitute a violation of Arizona's DUI laws can be counted as prior convictions.

AGGRAVATED DUI: Fines, surcharges, fees, jail time and ignition interlock orders will be increased for aggravated DUI's. The following are classed as aggravated DUI's:

1) A DUI when a persons drivers license or privilege to drive is suspended, revoked or restricted
2) A third or subsequent DUI conviction within a period of 7 years (84 months)
3) When a minor under the age of 15 is in the vehicle at the time of the DUI offense
4) Having a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.15% or more - EXTREME DUI

1st DUI Offense / Conviction - Class 1 Misdemeanor

The penalty upon conviction of a first DUI offense in Arizona:

BAC between 0.08% and less than 0.15%

BAC between 0.15% and less than 0.20% (EXTREME DUI)

BAC 0.20% or more (EXTREME DUI)

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2nd DUI Offense / Conviction - Class 1 Misdemeanor

The penalty upon conviction of a second DUI offense in Arizona:

BAC between 0.08% and less than 0.15%

BAC between 0.15% and less than 0.20% (EXTREME DUI)

BAC 0.20% or more (EXTREME DUI)

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A third or subsequent DUI within 7 years of previous DUI's is a felony and classed as 'aggravated DUI'

3rd DUI Offense / Conviction - Class 4 Felony

AGGRAVATED DUI

The penalty upon conviction of a third DUI offense in Arizona:

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Implied Consent (Chemical Testing) Laws

Arizona Chemical Testing Laws

In Arizona any person driving a motor vehicle is deemed to have given their consent for chemical testing of their breath, blood or urine in order to determine the alcohol content within their system. It is an offense to refuse to submit or fail to complete a chemical test when required to do so.

Chemical Test Refusal Penalties - Arizona

First Chemical Test Refusal

Second (& subsequent) Chemical Test Refusal

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What is the legal alcohol limit in Arizona

The maximum legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limits in Arizona for driving are as follows:

ADULT DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Arizona it is an offense for adult drivers to drive any regular motor vehicle with 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his/her blood.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
In the State of Arizona it is an offense for drivers who drive commercial vehicles to drive any commercial motor vehicle with 0.04% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his/her blood.

DRIVERS UNDER 21 - BAC LIMIT = 0.00%
In the State of Arizona it is an offense for drivers under the age of 21 (minors) to drive any motor vehicle with 0.00% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his/her blood.

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Arizona and implied consent laws are enforced.

Cities in Arizona

Apache Junction, Avondale, Bisbee, Bullhead City, Carefree, Casa Grande, Chandler, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Holbrook, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Mesa, Nogales, Paradise Valley, Parker, Payson, Peoria, Phoenix, Pinetop, Prescott, Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tempe, Tucson, Wickenburg, Window Rock, Yuma.


Counties in Arizona

Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Yuma.


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