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Person Drinking & Driving

Consequences for Arizona DUI Conviction

Person Drinking & Driving

In Arizona, you may be charged with varying degrees of DUI offenses depending on the level of your blood alcohol content. These charges are categorized as follows:

Driving While Impaired to the Slightest Degree

This is a class 1 misdemeanor and codified in A.R.S. 28-1381(A)(1). This offense takes place if a driver is at all impaired. Though many believe that 0.08 is the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, they might be surprised to learn that an individual with a BAC lower than 0.08 can be charged with a DUI. Furthermore, an individual need not have consumed any alcohol, but might also be charged with a DUI impaired to the slightest degree if under the influence of some other substance. Persons guilty of this offense are subject to the following penalties: a minimum sentence of 10 days in jail, a minimum fine of $250, possible restitution, two additional fees of $500 each, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on the defendant’s vehicle. As far as DUI related offenses go, this charge is the most common and if you or someone you know is charged with a greater DUI offense, they will most likely be charged with this offense as well.

DUI Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Above 0.08 Percent

Also a class 1 misdemeanor, A.R.S. 28-1381(A) states that an individual may be convicted of a DUI “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.” However, this offense is not limited to these circumstances, as this statute provides that an individual may be convicted of DUI if the defendant is driving while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, drug, or vapor releasing substance; or if the vehicle driven at the time of the offense requires a commercial driver’s license and that driver’s BAC is above 0.04. Persons guilty of this offense are subject to a minimum sentence of 10 days in jail, a fine of $250, community restitution, two additional fees of $500 each, and the installation of an ignition interlock device.

Arizona Extreme DUI

Also a class 1 misdemeanor, this offense is codified in A.R.S. 28-1382 which states, “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: (1) 0.15 or more but less than 0.20 (2) 0.20 or more.” Persons guilty of this offense are subject to the following penalties: a minimum jail sentence of 30 days, a fine of $250, an additional fee of $250, payment of restitution, installation of an ignition interlock device, and an additional fee of $1,000.

Arizona Aggravated / Felony DUI

Codified in A.R.S. 28-1383, this offense is classified as either a class 4 or class 6 felony, depending on the elements of the offense. This statute states “A. A person is guilty of aggravated driving or actual physical control while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs if the person does any of the following: 1. Commits a violation of section 28-1381, section 28-1382, or this section while the person’s driver license or privilege to drive is suspended, canceled, revoked, or refused or while a restriction is placed on the person’s driver license or privilege to drive as a result of violating section 28-1381 or 28-1382 or under section 28-1385. 2. Within a period of 84 months commits a third or subsequent violation of section 28-1381, section 28-1382, or this section or is convicted of a violation of section 28-1381, section 28-1382, or this section and has previously been convicted of any combination of convictions of section 28-1381, section 28-1382, or this section; or acts in another jurisdiction that if committed in this state would be a violation of section 28-1381, section 28-1382, or this section. 3. While a person under 15 years of age is in the vehicle, commits a violation of either: (a) Section 28-1381. (b) Section 28-1382. 4. While the person is ordered by the court or required pursuant to section 28-3319 by the department to equip any motor vehicle the person operates with a certified ignition interlock device, commits a violation of section 28-1381, section 28-1382, or this section.” Persons convicted of this offense are subject to the following penalties: a minimum sentence of 4 months in the Arizona Department of Correction, a maximum jail time of 2.5 years, mandatory drug/alcohol screening and any applicable counseling, a minimum fine of $750, an additional fee of $250, an additional fee of $1500, a three-year license revocation, and the installation of an ignition interlock device.

Further Information About Arizona DUIs

If an additional offense is committed within a specific time period of the original offense, any sentences, fees, or other penalties will become significantly greater. For instance, if someone who has been convicted of either DUI above 0.08 or DUI to the slightest degree is convicted of a second offense within a period of 84 months of the original offense, the defendant is subject to a minimum sentence of 120 days in jail, a fine of $250, 30 hours of community restitution, a revocation of driving privileges for at least one year, and two additional fees of $1,250 each.

Arizona DUI Representation

If you’ve been charged with DUI in Flagstaff, Arizona, take a moment to speak with experienced trial lawyers Gonzales & Poirier about your case. Our no-obligation consultation will help you to determine your legal situation and the possible consequences if convicted to the full extent of the law. Our lawyers aggressively negotiate with prosecutors; fighting to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Please call (855) 774-5400 or click here to schedule a meeting today.

Man Under Arrest for DUI

Real Criminal Case Result

Man Under Arrest for DUI

Lawyer Matthew Poirier fights for his clients legal rights and gets charges reduces, preventing up to 120 days in jail and $3,800 in fines.


The State of Arizona is widely known for having a tough stance on DUI offenders, with penalties ranging from fees, jail time and license suspensions, to prison sentences in some cases. At the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, we represent hundreds of clients each year in DUI related offenses; the results we have obtained for our clients speak for themselves and vouch for our commitment to aggressive, affordable, and effective representation in courts across the State of Arizona.

Our attorneys have amassed a record of consistently achieving impressive results for our clients with DUI charges, including reduced charges (such as numerous reductions to reckless driving, a traffic offense), prevention of license suspensions and multiple outright dismissals in which cases against our clients are thrown out of court.

Just recently, Matt Poirier successfully negotiated a plea agreement with the City of Flagstaff for a charge of Extreme Second DUI to an Extreme DUI. If our client was found guilty for an Extreme Second DUI he would be facing a mandated 120 days in jail and $3,800.00 in fines!

We were able to negotiate a plea agreement to an extreme DUI with with 9 days of jail instead of 120 days, work furlough so our client would not lose their job and a $2,800.00 fine. Matt was able to negotiate a favorable plea agreement because of his effective and aggressive representation. Matt pointed out legal issues about the stop and arrest and presented mitigating information about our client to the prosecutor.

If you have any questions about your criminal case or if you were recently stopped for a DUI contact the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier at 928-774-5400 or visit our website. We have obtained favorable results for clients throughout Arizona and Northern Arizona.

Car Driving at Night Time

Real Case Results – Arizona DUI Charges

Car Driving at Night Time

Our client was stopped and charged with an Extreme DUI for a blood alcohol content over .015. Matt was able to negotiate a plea agreement in both cases for a DUI Impaired to the Slightest Degree.


The State of Arizona is widely known for having a tough stance on DUI offenders, with penalties ranging from fees, jail time and license suspensions, to prison sentences in some cases.

At the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, we represent hundreds of clients each year in DUI related offenses; the results we have obtained for our clients speak for themselves and vouch for our commitment to aggressive, affordable, and effective representation in courts across the State of Arizona. Our attorneys have amassed a record of consistently achieving impressive results for our clients with DUI charges, including reduced charges (such as numerous reductions to reckless driving, a traffic offense), prevention of license suspensions and multiple outright dismissals in which cases against our clients are thrown out of court.

Real Criminal Case Results: DUI

Through the aggressive representation of Matt Poirier we obtained a DUI Impaired to the Slightest Degree plea agreement for our client in Verde Valley Justice Court. Our client was charged with Extreme DUI for a blood alcohol content over .015. The potential penalties for an Extreme DUI: Persons guilty of this offense are subject to the following penalties: a minimum jail sentence of 30 days, a fine of $250, an additional fee of $250, payment of restitution, installation of an ignition interlock device, and an additional fee of $1,000.

Just last week we fought for and obtained a DUI Impaired to the Slightest Degree Plea Agreement for our client in Camp Verde Municipal Court. Our client was stopped and charged with an Extreme DUI for a blood alcohol content over .015.

Matt was able to negotiate a plea agreement in both cases for a DUI Impaired to the Slightest Degree, which meant our clients paid a smaller fine and did not have to serve any additional jail time.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC carry vast amounts of experience and provide aggressive and affordable representation aimed at attaining the best possible results for our clients. Approaching each case with an individualized strategy tailored to the circumstances surrounding that case allows our lawyers to achieve optimal results while building meaningful relationships with our clients during what is often a very difficult period of time. Call us today for a free initial consultation at (928) 774-5400; or email us at matt@triallawyersaz.com. We help clients in DUI’s across the State, including Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Prescott, Holbrook, & Winslow

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