While fines and jail time are the most well-known consequences of a conviction, there are other types of punishments that defendants can face if they are found guilty in court. Here are some examples of common consequences and issues that convicted felons might face:
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Your sentence depends on a couple of circumstances, like whether or not this is your first offense, or if your drunk-driving caused an accident or injury. In most instances, a DUI sentence will consist of a fine and some jail time. You may also temporarily lose your Arizona driver’s license and be required to enroll in a substance abuse program or facility. In addition, you can expect your auto insurance rates to skyrocket.
Yes. It is certainly true that in the state of Arizona, your ability to drive could be taken away due to a DUI arrest and conviction. Even without a conviction, just an arrest alone can prompt the MVD to suspend your Arizona license. You don’t even need a DUI conviction for the MVD to serve you with a license suspension notice.
Not only does an individual faced with a DUI charge have to go through criminal proceedings, they are also subjected to administrative
proceedings. This means that the MVD can suspend or revoke a person’s license in addition to the possible consequences included in the judge’s sentence. In some instances, a person’s license could be taken away for up to a year. This can cause a lot of stress for anyone living in a huge sprawling city like Phoenix, AZ.
For an individual to be officially charged with a DUI in Phoenix, AZ their case must involve the following 3 facts: The individual performed one of the following actions – driving or operating, and sometimes even just sitting in a driver’s seat or behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The individual was in control of a motor vehicle, such as but not limited to a – car, motorcycle, bike, moped or boat. The blood alcohol level of the individual was above the legal limit of 0.08 (0.01 for those under the age of 21), or the individual was under the
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