When you drive drunk, what are your consequences?
A driver under the influence of alcohol conviction can have devastating consequences under the laws of Arizona. A conviction for a DUI can lead to a jail sentence, large fines and fees, having an ignition interlock device placed on your vehicle and the suspension of your license to drive. A driving under the influence conviction may affect you in the following ways as well as placing you in an extremely stressful situation worrying about what will happen to you.
- Family relationships and social life
- Maintaining employment or finding a job
- Ability to pay bills
- Jail time
- Large fines and fees
- Increased auto insurance
- Criminal record
- Vehicle forfeiture
- Ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle
- Suspension or revocation of your license to drive
- Community service
- Alcohol/drug counseling and treatment
- Loss of employment
For these reasons it is extremely important that you have someone in Arizona willing to fight for your rights. A criminal defense attorney who has the experience and knowledge to challenge the state's case against you every step of the way in order to obtain the best outcome for you when charged with a DUI. Arizona criminal defense lawyer Brian Di Pietro is that lawyer you can depend on to aggressively look out for your best interests. With over 37 years of criminal defense of DUI and driving under the influence cases, Brian Di Pietro has the experience, and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights. Call today for a free DUI, driving under the influence evaluation at 623-242-2655 with attorney Brian Di Pietro.
Understanding Arizona DUI Laws
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits
Arizona has strict BAC limits, and the legal limit for most drivers is 0.08%. However, for commercial drivers and individuals under the age of 21, lower BAC limits apply.
Certain factors can aggravate DUI charges, leading to enhanced penalties. These may include high BAC levels, multiple DUI offenses, or the presence of minors in the vehicle.
Drunk driving is known by a variety of names such as:
- driving under the influence (DUI)
- driving while impaired (DWI)
- operating under the influence (OUI)
- operating while impaired (OWI)
- driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII)
- driving while under the influence (DWUI)
The mere fact that driving intoxicated or under the influence may be called by different phrases, the consequences of such a conviction can be devastating. So no matter what you call it, one should seriously consider hiring a competent, experienced lawyer to represent them.
Contact Brian Di Pietro Law, PLLC. Arizona's Most Experienced, Tough Lawyer for DUI/DWI Criminal Charges!
We employ a strategic and comprehensive approach to DUI defense. From examining the circumstances of the arrest to challenging evidence, we leave no stone unturned in building a strong defense tailored to your case.
At Brian DiPietro Law, PLLC, we understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with DUI charges. That's why we provide personalized attention to every client, keeping you informed throughout the legal process and answering any questions you may have.
Attorney Brian Di Pietro has successfully represented many clients who had been charged with DUI/DWI. His success is a result of his 39 years of criminal law both as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is familiar with the case law applicable to the charge of DUI/DWI and is able to use this knowledge combined with his aggressive approach to defending his clients that have resulted in the favorable resolution for his clients. Contact him now at 623-242-2655 for a free confidential case evaluation about your DUI/DWI charges in Arizona.