When a person is convicted of a DUI in Arizona, the conviction can go on their driving record. Aside from having the conviction on their permanent record, defendants found guilty of a DUI may also have jail or prison time included as part of their sentence. However, the length of jail or prison time that a defendant might receive as part of their punishment for a DUI depends on a variety of circumstances, such as:
- prior convictions;
- history of driving under the influence;
- BAC level;
- the prosecutor and judge involved in the case;
- whether or not there was a child in the defendant’s car at the time of their arrest; and
- whether or not there was an accident, collision, injury or death involved.
These circumstances can influence a judge to increase or lessen the severity of a defendant’s sentence for an Arizona DUI offense. It is important for defendants to retain a DUI lawyer who understands how to negotiate with the prosecution to limit the negative repercussions. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in the state of Arizona, the DUI attorneys at JacksonWhite can help. We offer a free and confidential DUI consultation in which we can assess your case and help you understand the possible consequences of the charges against you. Contact our office 24/7 at 480-818-9943.