Buckeye DUI

Buckeye DUI

A Buckeye DUI attorney can help you to understand the law, your rights and your responsibilities if you are involved in a driving under the influence, DUI, offense in Maricopa county, Arizona. The Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI lawyer assigned to your case will be able to meet with you, in Buckeye, to help evaluate the specific issues involved with your case. Call today to arrange a free consultation to discuss your specific situation.

The Arizona DUI laws are as tough as any state in the nation. Strict new laws have raised the stakes for any driver stopped and charged with driving under the influence. Even convictions for a standard DUI carry mandatory license suspensions and jail time. Contacting an experienced Buckeye DUI attorney can help you face felony or misdemeanor DUI charges. We can also help you retain your rights during an ”Extreme DUI” or “Super Extreme DUI” crisis.

What Constitutes Under The Influence

Consulting an Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI Attorney to understand Arizona state law surrounding being under the influence is your best possible choice to have a positive influence on the outcome of your case. According to Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 28-1381, any driver who has 0.05 or less alcohol concentration in their system is considered not to be under the influence. Any person who exhibits a blood alcohol concentration of between 0.05 and 0.08 is also not considered to be under the influence but can be used in conjunction with other competent evidence to determine the guilt or innocence of that individual. Any person who exhibits a blood alcohol concentration that is over 0.08 is determined to be under the influence under Arizona law. An individual who exhibits a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or greater is considered to be under “extreme influence” and the penalties are much greater for this scenario. This includes 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.

Possible Penalties

While no two cases are alike and there is no certainty of the penalties involved, here is a basic overview of the possible penalties you could incur for driving under the influence. It is critical to consult a Buckeye DUI Attorney to insure your rights are protected.

Arizona DUI – First Drunk Driving Offense

  • Minimum Jail Time of 24 hours up to 10 Days
  • DUI Base Fine = $250
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge = $200
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $500
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $500
  • License Suspension – From 90-360 Days
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Court May Order Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device at the expense of the Convicted DUI Offender.

Arizona DUI – Second Drunk Driving Offense

  • Minimum Jail Time of 30 days up to 90 days
  • DUI Base Fine = $500
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge= $400
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $1,250
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $1,250
  • Community Restitution – Minimum 30 Days
  • License Suspension – One Year
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device
  • Complete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program

Arizona DUI – Third Drunk Driving Offense

It is important to note that if offense occurs with 84 months of a previous DUI it is automatically considered an Aggravated DUI.

  • Minimum Jail Time – No Statutory Minimum
  • DUI Base Fine = $750
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge = $600
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $1,500
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $1,500
  • DUI Abatement Fee = $250
  • License Suspension – One Year
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device
  • Complete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program

The Arizona Extreme DUI

In Arizona there are specific laws and penalties for people who fall under the category of “Extreme DUI”. A person is said to be an Extreme DUI if their blood alcohol concentration is 0.15 or higher within two hours of driving or being in actual control of a vehicle. A person convicted of Extreme DUI is convicted of a criminal misdemeanor. If you have been charged with an extreme DUI, contact our offices to speak to a Buckeye DUI attorney to make sure your rights are protected during this process.

Extreme Drunk Driving Convictions in Arizona

First Extreme DUI Conviction

In the case of a first extreme DUI Offense the following penalties can be incurred:

  • $900 fine ($500 + 80% surcharge)
  • An Additional $250 for a “DUI Assessment”
  • An Additional $1250 extreme DUI assessment.
  • Driver’s license will be revoked for 1 year.
  • You will also have to install (at your expense) an Ignition Interlock Device in all of your vehicles.

Second Extreme DUI Conviction

In the case of a second extreme DUI, considered to be true when happening within five (5) years of any previous DUI conviction, the following penalties can be incurred:

  • $450 fine ($250 + 80% surcharge)
  • An Additional $250 for a “DUI Assessment”
  • An Additional $1000 extreme DUI assessment.
  • Driver’s license will be suspended from 90 days to 1 year.
  • You will also have to install (at your expense) an Ignition Interlock Device in all of your vehicles.

Working with a Buckeye DUI Attorney

Your first meeting with an Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI Attorney will consist of a free consultation. During this initial conference, you and your attorney will outline your needs and devise a specific plan suited to your individual circumstances. You will also outline the important facts and legal issues of your case. Your Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI Attorney and you will then meet to discuss the documents that have been drafted and the evidence that has been compiled.

What to expect from Enholm Law, PLLC

An Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI Attorney will maintain communication with you. We provide bi-weekly calls about your case and return your calls within 24 hours. We build clear fee structures on either an hourly basis or using a flat fee model so you know what to expect financially. We build a comprehensive plan can be adjusted as needed as evidence and issues are revealed. You can also expect a high level of competency from your Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI Attorney. Lastly, even though our main office is in Phoenix, our attorneys meet with clients in our Buckeye satellite office several times a week so you can schedule meetings in your local area.

To arrange for your free consultation, please call (602) 889-6273 and schedule a meeting with an Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye DUI Attorney today.