What Are the Penalties for a First-Offense, Non-Extreme DUI?

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2018)

Arizona Non-Extreme DUI Penalties for a First Timer

If you are convicted of one or both of the charges, you will be deemed guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Non-Extreme DUI first-time offenders must complete an alcohol abuse screening.

The court may order you to obtain counseling, education or treatment if the court of the screening facility deems it necessary.

If you have the financial resources to pay all or part of the screening, counseling, education or treatment, then the court will order you to do so.

All programs must be approved by the Department of Health Services.

The statute requires the court to sentence a first-time 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 you complete an alcohol abuse screening, and any proscribed treatment.

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

The statute also requires a fine of not less than $450.00 plus a $500.00 surcharge for the prison construction fund.

The court may also add on some additional processing fee and/or incarceration fees if deemed appropriate.

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

Offenders are usually places on a minimum of 12 months probation as well.

Lastly, if any property damage was sustained as a result of your actions, the Court can order that you pay restitution to the alleged victims.

Your attorney will discuss the specifics of your Non-Extreme DUI case upon your consultation.

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