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If you are charged with driving under the influence in the state of Arizona, you can face penalties in criminal court, as well as with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division. DUI classifications are often more complicated than just determining if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit, so selecting a DUI defense lawyer that is knowledgeable and experienced is crucial.

Grabb & Durando’s criminal law division is well-versed in DUI cases and other criminal charges and we have your best interest in mind. Let us advocate for your rights.

Classifications

DUI charges fall under multiple different classifications in Arizona. A person’s first misdemeanor DUI offense is referred to as “simple” and carries the minimum penalties. An extreme DUI occurs when the driver has a BAC of 0.15 to 0.20 and can lead to a license suspension. People are charged with a super extreme DUI when they have driven within two hours of having a BAC of 0.20 or higher. This classification has many of the same consequences as an extreme DUI but is more severe.
There are also three misdemeanors related to DUI arrests. A person who is impaired to the slightest degree, has a BAC of 0.08 or higher within two hours of driving, and has any presence of narcotics, marijuana, or misused prescription medications in their system while driving will be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor.
For each of these classifications, the consequences increase in the event of a subsequent offense.
Grabb & Durando’s criminal law division is well-versed in DUI cases and other criminal charges and we have your best interest in mind. Let us advocate for your rights.

Classifications

DUI charges fall under multiple different classifications in Arizona. A person’s first misdemeanor DUI offense is referred to as “simple” and carries the minimum penalties. An extreme DUI occurs when the driver has a BAC of 0.15 to 0.20 and can lead to a license suspension. People are charged with a super extreme DUI when they have driven within two hours of having a BAC of 0.20 or higher. This classification has many of the same consequences as an extreme DUI but is more severe.
There are also three misdemeanors related to DUI arrests. A person who is impaired to the slightest degree, has a BAC of 0.08 or higher within two hours of driving, and has any presence of narcotics, marijuana, or misused prescription medications in their system while driving will be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor.
 
For each of these classifications, the consequences increase in the event of a subsequent offense.

Sobriety Testing Methods

Police officers can determine a person’s blood alcohol concentration through breath, blood, and field testing. If you fail or refuse to take a sobriety test after you are stopped by a police officer on suspicion of a DUI, your driver’s license can be suspended for one year.

BREATH TESTING

A breath test is one of several techniques used by police officers to determine probable cause for a DUI arrest. When a person blows into the device, it measures how much alcohol is in the air they breathe out. The device then uses that measurement to determine how much alcohol is in their blood.

FIELD TESTING

A field test is a series of tasks police officers use to determine if a person they suspect to be impaired is intoxicated with drugs or alcohol. There are a few different types of field sobriety tests, such as nystagmus, standing on one leg, walk and turn, finger to nose, and the rhomberg balance test.

BLOOD TESTING

After a driver is arrested on a suspicion of drunk driving, police officers will request that they take a blood test to determine the presence of alcohol and/or drugs in their system. This is done by taking blood from the driver’s arm with a needle and measuring the amount of alcohol it contains.

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INTERLOCK

In addition to jail time, fines, and license suspension, if you are convicted of a DUI you will be required to have an ignition interlock device hooked up to any vehicle you operate, whether you own it or not. This device is a breath alcohol testing instrument that is connected to the ignition and power system of a vehicle.

To start the vehicle, the driver must first pass a breathalyzer test by blowing into the device. If their blood alcohol level is above the set limit, the car will not start. The driver is also required to blow into the device at random intervals while
the vehicle is operating.

The ignition interlock is required for at least one year. If you do not install the device and keep it for the required period, the Motor Vehicle Divisionwill not give you back a regular license. Tampering with or attempting to circumvent the
device is prohibited, as outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-1464. The statute also
prohibits having someone else blow into it on
your behalf or operating a vehicle that does not have a functioning device, except for in a “substantial emergency.”

Any violation of this statute is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor and can result in extending the ignition interlock requirement for up to one year after its original end date.

Sobriety Testing Methods

Police officers can determine a person’s blood alcohol concentration through breath, blood, and field testing. If you fail or refuse to take a sobriety test after you are stopped by a police officer on suspicion of a DUI, your driver’s license can be suspended for one year.

BREATH TESTING

A breath test is one of several techniques used by police officers to determine probable cause for a DUI arrest. When a person blows into the device, it measures how much alcohol is in the air they breathe out. The device then uses that measurement to determine how much alcohol is in their blood.

FIELD TESTING

A field test is a series of tasks police officers use to determine if a person they suspect to be impaired is intoxicated with drugs or alcohol. There are a few different types of field sobriety tests, such as nystagmus, standing on one leg, walk and turn, finger to nose, and the rhomberg balance test.

BLOOD TESTING

After a driver is arrested on a suspicion of drunk driving, police officers will request that they take a blood test to determine the presence of alcohol and/or drugs in their system. This is done by taking blood from the driver’s arm with a needle and measuring the amount of alcohol it contains.

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INTERLOCK

In addition to jail time, fines, and license suspension, if you are convicted of a DUI you will be required to have an ignition interlock device hooked up to any vehicle you operate, whether you own it or not. This device is a breath alcohol testing instrument that is connected to the ignition and power system of a vehicle. To start the vehicle, the driver must first pass a breathalyzer test by blowing into the device. If their blood alcohol level is above the set limit, the car will not start. The driver is also required to blow into the device at random intervals while the vehicle is operating. The ignition interlock is required for at least oneyear. If you do not install the device and keep it for the required period, the Motor Vehicle Divisionwill not give you back a regular license. Tampering with or attempting to circumvent the device is prohibited, as outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-1464. The statute also prohibits having someone else blow into it on your behalf or operating a vehicle that does not have a functioning device, except for in a “substantial emergency.” Any violation of this statute is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor and can result in extending the ignition interlock requirement for up to one year after its original end date.

experienced DUI Attorneys in Tucson

If you’re facing charges for DUI or another criminal matter, our lawyers will fight for you and work hard to help you avoid or mitigate the legal penalties.

Call our Tucson DUI attorneys today for a free consultation.

experienced DUI Attorneys in Tucson

If you’re facing charges for DUI or another criminal matter, our lawyers will fight for you and work hard to help you avoid or mitigate the legal penalties.

Call us our Tucson DUI attorneys today for a free consultation.
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