Being charged with a DUI in Arizona can be a difficult, expensive and even life-changing event. If you’ve been charged with a second DUI within a period of 7 years and you are found guilty, you will be sentenced to a minimum of 90 days in jail – that is a big difference from the minimum 10 days in jail from the first DUI. If your license to drive was suspended or restricted at the time of the second DUI you will likely face felony DUI charges. With a felony DUI, you will be trying to avoid a much more serious prison consequence, not jail. Also, with a second DUI, your license to drive will be revoked for 1 year. If the second DUI was committed outside of the 7 year period, you will not face the mandatory (statutory) sentence enhancements; however, you will likely face a much harsher plea environment as you try to navigate the plea negotiations. It’s a great idea to have a lawyer represent you and protect your rights.
Have more questions regarding a second DUI offence? Contact criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation regarding your question.