Country singer Randy Travis was arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Travis was found lying naked in the roadway and then refused to submit to a breath or blood test. However, he was later forced by a judge to take a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. Travis posted bail Wednesday morning for $21,500. A DUI conviction in Arizona comes with several fines and other punishments. Even a first time offender will have to pay various fines, including $250 as a base fine, a $200 surcharge, $500 for a prison construction assessment,
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In early June, 55-year-old William Dean Grussing of Billings, MT was arrested in a Sam’s Club parking lot for his 14th DUI. Grussing was freed after posting a $25,000 bond for his 13th DUI in June 2011; his current bond is set at $200,000. If your driver’s license or privilege is revoked, cancelled, or suspended and you are arrested for a DUI or an extreme DUI, you will be charged with an aggravated DUI and will likely receive a Class 4 felony charge. Such a felony comes with a minimum 4 month sentence in the Department of Corrections followed by
Under Arizona DUI law, driving under the influence is usually charged as a misdemeanor. However, a DUI can be charged as a felony, also known as an aggravated DUI or extreme DUI, under certain circumstances. The following list provides some of the situations that can prompt charges for a felony DUI instead of a misdemeanor DUI:
If an individual is arrested for driving under the influence, and a child under the age of 15 was in the car at the time of the arrest, that individual could face charges for aggravated DUI. Under Arizona law, an aggravated DUI can be charged as a class 6 felony. While a regular DUI would usually be charged as a misdemeanor, the punishment for DUI is enhanced if a child under 15 was also in vehicle.
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