Second & Third DUI Lawyer in Phoenix
Do You Have Prior DUI Convictions on Your Record?
When an individual is arrested for a DUI, it can be a daunting experience. When it happens more than once, the effects can further tarnish a person’s future. Multiple DUIs carry with them penalties that worsen with each subsequent charge when they are within seven years of the previous crime. While a first offense already carries serious penalties, subsequent DUIs can cause a dramatic increase in fines and jail time.
Why Hire MayesTelles PLLC For DUI Cases in Phoenix, Arizona
Getting representation as soon as possible following multiple DUIs is the best way to promote a positive result from a subsequent trial. These serious charges can result in expensive fines, losing driving privileges or professional licenses, and even incarceration. Only an experienced Phoenix DUI lawyer can successfully defend your multiple DUI case.
Convictions for a second or third DUI offense can result in up to 90 days in jail for a second offense and a minimum of four months for a third offense, a $500 base fine for a second offense and $750 for a third offense, plus other fees and charges. It can also result in the suspension of your driver's license.
At MayesTelles PLLC, our legal team includes former prosecutors who know the ins and outs of how the other side works. We take our time to build a strong defense on behalf of our clients knowing what is at stake. If you have been arrested for your second or third DUI in Phoenix, call (602) 428-7104 to discuss your options in a FREE consultation.
What Happens if You Get a Second DUI in Arizona?
In Arizona, a second DUI within seven years of a first DUI is a class 1 misdemeanor crime. Penalties include:
- 90 days in jail
- A 1-year license revocation
- At least $3,000 in fines
- An alcohol and drug screening
- Traffic school
- Using an ignition interlock device for a year
Other possible penalties include:
- A maximum jail sentence of 6 months
- Minimum fines and fees of around $3,500
- Alcohol or substance abuse screening and counseling
After 90 days of no driving, you may get an Interlock Restricted License.
What Happens if You Get 3 DUIs in Arizona?
In Arizona, a third DUI offense within seven years is automatically considered an aggravated DUI. This charge is a class 4 felony crime. Penalties include:
- At least four months in prison
- A three-year license revocation
- At least $4,000 in fines
- An alcohol and drug screening
- Traffic school
- Use an ignition interlock device for two years
Other penalties may include:
- A minimum fine of $750
- Fines and payments ranging from $4,000 to $150,000
- Vehicle impoundment
- A maximum of two and a half years in jail
- Losing the right to possess a firearm
Other circumstances that can elevate your charge to a felony include:
- Driving under the influence with a child passenger
- Drunk driving on a suspended license
Multiple DUIs Can Result in Felony Charges
When a driver is arrested for their third or subsequent DUI, it is considered an aggravated DUI and is classified as a Class 4 felony, according to Arizona Revised Statute 28-1383. In Arizona, a Class 4 felony is punishable by mandatory time in prison, a minimum fine of $750, assessment fees of $250, and a possible $1,500 additional fee, and the installation of an ignition interlock device for two years. Furthermore, the conviction would be reported to the DMV, thus resulting in the revocation of your driver’s license.
Along with the criminal penalties you may experience, there are a number of other issues you may face. Multiple DUIs on your driving record will most likely affect your ability to gain employment in certain industries. It can also raise the rate of your car insurance. Furthermore, you may be unable to rent a vehicle. While these may seem like minor consequences, they can have a negative impact on individuals who rely on a driving job to make an income or who travel for work and must rent a vehicle to get around.
Call MayesTelles PLLC for a Free Consultation
Whether you have been charged with your first DUI or you have been arrested multiple times, our team knows how to help. We have former prosecutors on staff to go along with nearly 100 years of experience. We aim to represent the best interests of our clients in order to have charges reduced or dismissed.
Potential defenses for your DUI charge may involve:
- Probable cause to stop
- Accuracy of field sobriety tests
- Unlawful sobriety checkpoint
- Accuracy of blood or breath tests
- Proper procedure of arrest
If your career is being hindered by DUI charges, we may also be able to help with DUI expungement. Trust that when you come to our firm, you are in great hands. We are an award-winning firm truly dedicated to defending the rights of our clients from start to finish. We move quickly to gather the evidence needed to help you. Contact MayesTelles PLLC today to speak with our multiple DUI lawyers in Phoenix.
Contact our firm at (602) 428-7104 to arrange your FREE, no-obligation consultation.