Have you been charged with a DUI in Arizona? You need legal help during this time. The term DUI stands for driving under the influence, or a DWI (driving while intoxicated). All these acts of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of excessive drugs/alcohol are illegal. A DUI is usually a criminal offense in most places.
To be under the influence, a persons blood alcohol content (BAC) must be 0.08% or lower, otherwise they are driving illegally. If the person is under the age of 21, there is a 0.00% BAC – or zero tolerance law. If you injured or killed somebody while driving under the influence, there is a much heavier conviction.
Penalties for Drunk Driving include:
- License suspension
- Possible jail time
- Expensive court fees
- Community service
- Points on your driving record
Society has made it very clear that drinking and driving will not be tolerated. Any driver who has a BAC of 0.10 or greater is up to 7 times likelier to be in a motor vehicle crash that ends fatally. If you have been injured in a DUI accident, or were criminally charged with a DUI in Arizona, find an Arizona DUI defense attorney today to help with your case.