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Arizona DUI Laws
The Bradshaw Firm May 28, 2020
“Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) is the official term used in Arizona while some other states use the term “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI.) The two terms have become synonyms for each other and refer to drugged or drunk driving.
The DUI laws of Arizona explicitly forbid the operation of any form of motor transport in these circumstances:
There is what is known as a “Not a drop” law in the state of Arizona. It states drivers under the of twenty-one years cannot drive with any amount of detectable alcohol in their body. Colloquially this is known as a “baby DUI.”
Incidentally the law includes what is defined as being in control of a motorized or electric vehicle as well as operating or driving a vehicle. The purpose is to prevent drunk driving prior to it commencing.
In Arizona, the circumstances of each case will determine the penalties for a DUI including the amount of previous convictions the individual may have as well as the blood alcohol content of the driver.
Unquestionably Arizona has very harsh penalties for repeat offenders:
You should also know a third DUI represents a felony offense and carries a mandatory and minimum prison sentence of four months as license revocation for a minimum of one year, an IID requirement for a minimum of two years and in excess of $4,000 in assessments and fines.
The “implied consent” law on the books in Arizona states following a DUI arrest all drivers must, without exception, provide a breath or blood test. To refuse to do so will be penalized thus:
Source: Egan, Joshua. “Arizona Drunk Driving Laws and Penalties.” Dui.drivinglaws.org, Nolo, 15 Oct. 2018, https://dui.drivinglaws.org/arizona.php.
If you were hit by a drunk driver in Mesa, contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at The Bradshaw Firm today. The Bradshaw Firm’s drunk driving accident attorneys have years of experience with car accidents and success with winning drunk driving accident cases in Mesa.
If you or someone you love was injured in a drunk driving accident, is important that you contact us right away so your rights are protected and preserved. Make sure you do not give any statements to the other party or the insurance company to avoid prejudice of your case. Contact us today at 480.835.5553 to schedule a case review and consultation.
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