Jail time is mandatory if you are convicted of a DUI/DWI in Arizona.
The required jail time is between twenty-four (24) hours for a first time misdemeanor DUI/DWI (i.e., a non-aggravated DUI/DWI with no other DUI/DWI convictions within the past five (5) years) to years of incarceration in the Arizona Department of Corrections for aggravated DUI/DWI. Aggravated DUI/DWIs most commonly occur when a driver is DUI/DWI and has a suspended license, had a minor child in the vehicle, has two or more DUI/DWI convictions within the past five years or causes death or serious bodily injury. Other circumstances can also result in an aggravated DUI/DWI charge.
In some cases, the court may require that you pay your own jail costs. These costs can range from $80.00 to $100.00 for the first day of incarceration and from $40.00 to $90.00 for remaining days. The final cost releys heavily on the facility and the court has discretion to waive these costs.
An Aggravated DUI (Drunk Driving Conviction) Can Have Life-Long Consequences
One very minor error in judgement in terms of drinking and driving may have long-lasting consequences for years to come. Whether Drunk Driving, Aggravated DUI, Extreme DUI, Vehicular Homicide, or any other DUI-DWI offense, a drunk driving conviction in Arizona affects a person in a number of negative ways. The ramifications of a DUI-DWI conviction in Arizona include:
- Alcohol assessment and in-patient or out-patient treatment
- Community service and probation
- Criminal conviction and permanent criminal record
- Fines and court costs
- Inability to obtain financial aid if you are a student
- Increased insurance rates
- Jail time or prison sentence
- Suspension, revocation, or cancellation of driver's license
- Vehicle immobilization or vehicle forfeiture
If you have been arrested for Drunk Driving, Aggravated DUI, Extreme DUI, Vehicular Homicide, or any other DUI-DWI offense in Arizona, please contact Scottsdale DUI-DWI Attorney Ed Loss today. He represents clients charged with alcohol and drug-related crimes in communities throughout Arizona, including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and surrounding communities. Someone is available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.