What are the Arizona Penalties for First-Time Arizona DUI?

(Last Updated On: October 30, 2018)

Penalties for First-Time Arizona DUI Offender, Non-Extreme

The statute requires the court to sentence a first-time Arizona DUI offender to serve not less than ten consecutive days in jail.

However, the court may suspend all but 24 consecutive hours of the sentence if the offender completes an alcohol abuse screening and education program.

Since the statute stipulates consecutive hours, the court cannot give credit for any time served on the day of the arrest.

The statutes also require a fine of not less than $425 plus surcharges, administrative fees and court costs.

The court may also order the offender to perform up to 40 hours of community service and to attend a class called the Victim Impact Panel sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

In addition, the DUI offender will also be placed on 12 months probation which can be monitored or unmonitored.

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