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Consequences Of A Second Offense DUI In Arizona

Anyone arrested for a DUI/DWI in Arizona within 7 years of a previous DUI/DWI conviction will be subject to a second offense DUI in Arizona if convicted. There are two conditions that have to be in place for someone to be charged with a second DUI offense in Arizona:

  • They must have a Blood Alcohol Content between 0.08% and 0.149% at the time of arrest
  • They must have a previous DUI conviction on their record within the last seven years

The look-back period in Arizona is seven years, which means that a previous DUI conviction will stay on your record for seven years.

Since Arizona DUI laws are very strict, a second drunk driving charge is taken very seriously and it carries harsher penalties and heavier fines.

Possible Penalties For A Second Offense DUI

A second offense regular misdemeanor DUI in Arizona carries a number of possible penalties which are listed below:

  • Minimum of 30 days in jail, up to 90 days. There is a possibility to get 60 days of the 90 days suspended if the driver completes Alcohol classes
  • Maximum jail sentence of 6 months
  • A minimum base fine of $500 up to $2,500
  • Alcohol screening that costs $50
  • Mandatory Alcohol classes which cost $585
  • Fines, Surcharges and Assessments that can cost $3,500
  • 1 year suspension of the driver’s license
  • Once the driver’s license is reinstated, it is followed by 1 year mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) which costs anywhere between $1,000 – $1,200.
  • Probation can last up to 5 years
  • Community Service. The driver will be required to perform at least 30 hours of community service and attend driving school

Apart from these fines, fees, and penalties, the driver is also required to have SR-22 Car Insurance Policy for 3 years which costs $500 per year. This is an added expense of $1,500. Car Insurance rates also increase up to $3,000 per year, for 3 years, which add up to a total of $9,000.

All these fines and fees can add up to anywhere from $7,835 without car insurance up to $18,335 with car insurance.

Pleading To A Lesser Conviction

In Arizona, anyone facing a second offense DUI can plead to a lesser conviction. They will need the services of a qualified and experienced DUI defense attorney who can get the penalties reduced after a plea bargain. The driver can also plead not guilty to proceed to trial.

Effects Of A Second Offense DUI

Depending on the circumstances of each case, the outcome for each case will be different. The effects and outcome of a second offense DUI also depend on how strong your defense strategy is. Therefore, it is important to contact a DUI defense attorney in Arizona to defend a second offense DUI charge. Contact the Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan at 480-900-0384 or 602-900-0384 for a Free Initial Consultation.

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“I am one of only a handful of Phoenix DUI Lawyers that focuses solely on DUI Defense representation.”

I have spent my entire career SOLELY focused on Arizona DUI Defense Representation, having personally defended more than 4,400 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) clients in the past 19+ years.

If you’re looking for a Divorce Attorney, Tax Attorney, Civil Attorney, etc., I can comfortably say, "I’m not the one for you." I ONLY defend DUI cases in most of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Coming up with traditional, as well as outside-the-box motions and defenses for my clients, often with good results, is the hallmark of my practice.

Lawyers that say they are "aggressive" or "will fight for you" are a dime a dozen. They use these phrases because it is a proven advertising phrase. Being "aggressive" isn’t the same as being good, and is often used to put on a show to hide the fact that they aren’t doing anything meaningful for the client.

The same is true for the Lawyers claiming to do DUI Defense, and Criminal Cases, and Accident Cases, and Divorces, etc. A Jack-of-all-Trades is a master of none! By handling all sorts of cases, they take away from their ability to truly focus on DUIs, and keep up-to-date on the latest changes in DUI Defense Representation.

What I offer is intelligent, quality DUI Defense at an exceptional price. Unlike many other law firms, if you hire The Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan, you actually get me representing you, doing all the work, and working the case. You aren’t hiring one guy with all the experience, but getting the underling with very little knowledge or experience.

I work seven days a week on my client’s cases, and spend hours laying all my thoughts out for my clients in writing, so they can understand their options, and my recommendations. No other DUI Lawyer in the state does this. I try to do what I can to go above-and-beyond for my clients. I hate when the businesses I deal with nickel-and-dime me with hidden costs, and I take pride in not doing that to my clients.

I have not only taught other lawyers how to do DUI Defense Representation at statewide seminars, but I have produced DUI Legal Guides used by defense lawyers across Arizona.

I am one of Arizona's most award-winning DUI Defense Lawyers, as well as being recognized nationally. I was the only DUI Defense Lawyer in the United States named a "Power Lawyer" in a 2022 issue of USA Today

There are no other private Lawyers in Arizona that have personally defended more DUI cases than I have. And as a bonus, I offer a very reasonable flat rate for my legal services, with a payment plan, and without any hidden charges. This guarantees that I offer some of the most competitive rates among all Arizona DUI Attorneys, while being a well-documented and preeminent leader in the field of DUI Defense Representation.

Over the years, countless people have come to me after discovering that their first lawyer made a mistake, gave them false hope or false promises, or simply took their money and didn't do much to advance their case. And you would be surprised at how often this happens.

So, instead of wasting time and money on the wrong DUI Defense Attorney, do yourself a favor and get the proven and well-recognized best DUI Lawyer in Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Maricopa County.

You can reach me on my personal cell phone at 480-720-7839 for a Free ‘In Depth’ Consultation.

I personally defend DUI cases in urban Maricopa County City, Town, and Justice Courts, including:

Ahwatukee / Agua Fria / Arcadia Biltmore / Avondale / Buckeye / Chandler / Country Meadows / Desert Ridge / Dreamy Draw / Downtown / East Mesa / El Centro / Encanto / Gilbert / Glendale / Goodyear / Guadalupe / Highland / Kyrene / Litchfield Park / Maryvale / McDowell Mountain / Mesa / Moon Valley / North Mesa / Peoria / Phoenix / Queen Creek / San Marcos / San Tan / South Mountain / Scottsdale / Tempe / University Lakes / West McDowell / West Mesa / White Tank

For any other Courts in the State of Arizona, including Felony cases, I would recommend my associates on The Arizona DUI Team, whom I work closely with, but I am not the one personally representing the client.

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