I came across this article that I found interesting in regards to self driving cars. Obviously, it affects DUI laws, but I overlooked how self driving cars can and will change the restaurant industry and others.
What does a DUI Cost in Arizona?
It happens. People get DUIs everyday. And if this has happened to you, you’re probably wondering what it’s going to cost you. Unfortunately, more than you think. Ever hear of an Ignition Interlock Device? Didn’t think so. And chances are you may not be aware of some of the other costs that go along with cleaning up a DUI charge in Arizona, such as associated legal fees, DUI fines, extra insurance costs, DUI classes, and more.
On average, these costs run into thousands of dollars. And this doesn’t include if you lose your job because of a DUI charge, or if you’re unable to secure employment because a DUI charge in Arizona goes on your permanent record. That’s right. Your permanent record. That means a DUI charge can follow you around for the rest of your life whenever a background check is required.
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
If you’re lucky enough, It is possible the judge could order that you pay for the installation of an ignition interlock device so you can still drive. The device costs about $2,000 to install and is wired into your vehicle’s ignition system to work like a Breathalyzer test. You have to blow into it before you can drive. If alcohol is detected on your breath, the vehicle won’t start. You may even have to pay a monthly fee for use of this device. Read more
First DUI Conviction
When you are charged with a DUI for the first time, it can be a frightening experience. We’re all familiar with ravaging effects of a DUI, but many people think it won’t happen to them or may make a mistake without thinking at all. However, when you have an attorney on your side, you will find getting through the process is easier and less stressful. With the right representation, we may be able to help you get your charges reduced or even dropped altogether. This depends greatly on the details of your case, but a consultation with one of our DUI lawyers can help you determine the best course of action for your defense.
The Potential Consequences
A first DUI comes with specific consequences. While you may not receive all of them, most people who are charged with a DUI will end up facing at least some of them. You could end up receiving up to five years on probation, an ignition locking device, up to six months of alcohol classes, up to six months in jail, fines up to $1,500 and/or a license suspension between six months and three years. These penalties are up to your judge and may be reduced or eliminated with the help of an experienced lawyer. Read more
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