Why You Need A DUI Lawyer

The State of Arizona has developed a reputation for having some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Deciding whether you need a DUI lawyer is a personal choice. What you need to ask yourself is: (1) Has this been your first DUI conviction? (2) Was anyone injured or killed due to the DUI? (3) Does your job require you to have a driver’s license? (4) Are you unable to afford the expected fines you will have to pay as a result of the DUI? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it is highly recommended that you hire a DUI lawyer. The consequences of having a DUI on your record can have a lifetime effect.  Call the Belmonte Law Firm, P.L.L.C. today and have the lawyer devise the best defense strategy. Paola Tinoco will fight for your rights.

MISDEMEANOR DUI

A.R.S. §28-1381. Driving or actual physical control while under the influence

  1. It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state under any of the following circumstances:
  2. While under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, a vapor releasing substance containing a toxic substance or any combination of liquor, drugs or vapor releasing substances if the person is impaired to the slightest degree.
  3. If the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle.
  4. While there is any drug defined in section 13-3401 or its metabolite in the person’s body.
  5. If the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle that requires a person to obtain a commercial driver license as defined in section 28-3001 and the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more.

EXTREME  AND “SUPER” EXTREME DUI

A.R.S. §28-1382. Driving or actual physical control while under the extreme influence of intoxicating liquor;

  1. It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state if the person has an alcohol concentration as follows within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle:
  2. 15 or more but less than 0.20.
  3. 0.20 or more.

 

A DUI conviction can result in a minimum of:

-24 hours in jail,
-around $2,000 in fines,
-a 90-day suspension of your driver’s license,
-required installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for one year, and
-at least 16 hours of alcohol education.

 

An “Extreme DUI” conviction can result in a minimum of:

-30 days in jail,
-around $3,000 in fines,
-a 30-day impound of your vehicle, and
-required installation of an interlock device on your vehicle for 18 months

 

Even if your alcohol level is below the 0.08% alcohol limit, you can still be charged with “driving while impaired to the slightest degree.”

 

If you have been charged with a DUI, Call the Belmonte Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at 602.753.5383 for a FREE consultation.

 

For more specific information regarding your case, please call The Belmonte Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at (602) 753-5383 or email directly at paola@Belmontelawfirm.com and our experienced attorney will be happy to help you or your loved one get your issue(s) resolved as quickly and effectively as possible