If you have been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, you face some frightening possibilities. You could be facing a suspended driver's license, steep fines and time in jail.
At the Tucson, Arizona, office of Chavira Chavez Law Group, PLLC, we defend people accused of DUI or other crimes. When we serve as your attorney, we help you understand the charges and choose the best defense strategies for your case. From there, our skilled attorneys can help you fight for your future.
DUI/DWI In Arizona
The penalties that come with conviction on a first-time drunk driving offense can include mandatory suspension of your driver's license, fines and possible jail time. The penalties get more severe if you are convicted of a second or subsequent offense. A second offense can carry a jail sentence of 90 days.
There are others factors that can make the penalties more severe. For instance, if your blood alcohol content is found to be at .15 percent or higher, you can be convicted of extreme DUI, which has increased penalties. Even a first offense of extreme DUI carries a mandatory jail sentence of at least 30 days and fines of up to $2,500.
Another category of charges is known as aggravated DUI. These can apply to people arrested for DUI while their license is already suspended, if there is a child in the car, or under other circumstances. Conviction on aggravated DUI charges can carry a jail sentence of up to two years.
Fight For Your Future
The consequences of a conviction are serious, and will affect your personal and work life for a long time to come. If you are not a citizen, a conviction can even lead to your deportation. It can be crucial to have the help of an experienced lawyer when you are fighting to protect your future.
Call Chavira Chavez Law Group, PLLC, today at 520-468-6698 to discuss your case. You can also contact us by email. We represent people in Tucson and throughout Santa Cruz County.