Surprise DUI Attorney

Surprise DUI Attorney

A Surprise DUI Attorney is a legal professional who will protect your rights and represent you in court if you have been charged with Driving Under The Influence in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Enholm Law, PLLC Surprise DUI Attorney that you meet with for a free consultation will help show you the strengths and weaknesses of your side of the case. Your Surprise DUI Attorney will evaluate the specifics of your DUI incident in relation to the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) that pertain to your individual situation. During your initial session we will go over all existing documents and evidence that could possibly have an effect on the outcome of your case. Call today for a free initial consultation with an experienced and compassionate Surprise DUI Attorney.

The new Arizona DUI laws are as strict as any state in America and carry with them mandatory jail time and license suspensions. These new, harsh, laws increase the risk and penalties involved for anyone charged with driving under the influence. Contact an experienced Surprise DUI Attorney to help reduce your misdemeanor or felony DUI charges if possible. Our primary focus is to insure that your rights are protected when facing ”Extreme DUI” or “Super Extreme DUI” charges.

What Is Under The Influence

Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 28-1381 states that any driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 or less is considered sober under Arizona law. A driver who exhibits a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.08 is technically defined as not under the influence. If, however, other competent evidence is available, you could be facing criminal charges even when your blood alcohol is 0.08 or less. This is a grey area and having a tough Surprise DUI Attorney on your side is critical to your case. A driver that has a blood alcohol level over 0.08 is considered to be under the influence by Arizona law. Any person with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or greater can be charged with being under “extreme influence”. Penalties for “extreme influence” are much greater. Under The Influence is defined as including any drug, any liquor, any combination of drugs and liquor, any vapor releasing substance that is toxic and finally any vapor releasing substances or drugs if you appear to be impaired by the smallest amount.

Possible Penalties

No two DUI Cases are ever alike but there are set standards for DUI penalties. Consulting with A Surprise DUI Attorney is critical to insure your rights are protected. Here is a general overview of penalties that you could be faced with if charged with driving under the influence.

Arizona DUI – First Drunk Driving Offense

  • Minimum Jail Time of 24 hours
  • DUI Base Fine = $250
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge = $200
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $500
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $500
  • Jail – Minimum 24 Hours up to 10 Days
  • 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
  • DUI Base Fine = $500
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge= $400
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $1,250
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $1,250
  • Jail – Minimum 30 Days up to 90 Days
  • 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
  • Jail – Minimum 4 Months
  • 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

A driver that meets the requirements of “Extreme DUI” will face specific penalties in Arizona. A person is considered to be under Extreme DUI when a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or higher is evident. This evaluation can occur within 2 hours of being in control of a motor vehicle. Extreme DUI is normally a criminal misdemeanor charge. Contact a Surprise DUI Attorney to know your rights in this situation.

First Extreme DUI Conviction

First time extreme DUI offenders are facing the following penalties:

  • $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(Within 5 years of the first)

Second time extreme DUI offenders are facing the following penalties:

  • $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.

Surprise DUI Attorney – Free Consultation

During your initial free consultation, your Enholm Law, PLLC Surprise DUI Attorney will review the specific circumstances that you face in relationship to your legal issues. This time is set aside for your Surprise DUI Attorney to listen to your side and to advise you on the strengths and weaknesses in your legal argument. All of the documents that have been drafted, any evidence that might be involved and the specific legal facts of your case will be discussed. This meeting will be held in your local area to insure that you have the maximum amount of time to focus on your specific situation.

Enholm Law, PLLC – What To Expect

At Enholm Law, PLLC, we take our slogan “we take sides…yours” extremely seriously. When you are facing legal issues of any kind, the additional burden of feeling alone or that you have no one on your side can be stressful on you both emotionally and physically. Knowing that you have someone who will listen, who will follow a defined course of action and who will protect your rights are critical factors in the personal and legal success of your case. Our staff, including your Surprise DUI Attorney, are trained to work together in a cohesive unit to provide you with the personal and professional legal tools you need. We make the following promises to all of our clients:

  • All meetings can be arranged in Surprise, Arizona, for your convenience.
  • All of our staff undergo ongoing training in their specific fields of endeavor.
  • A high level of competency and skill, to include all statutes and case law, are expected of our team.
  • You will receive a comprehensive, easy to follow, plan that we only deviate from when circumstances change.
  • You will receive bi-weekly status calls to update you on the progress of your case.
  • All of your phone calls or emails will be returned within 24 hours or less.
  • A clear Fee Structure based upon a flat fee model or hourly billing.

Call (602)889-6273 right now to receive your initial free consultation with a Surprise DUI Attorney who is ready to take your side.