Scottsdale DUI Lawyer

Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation, and we understand that these types of criminal charges can happen to anyone. Old Town and the 101 Freeway are notorious for its large number of DUI arrests, and if you have been charged with a DUI and have to appear in Scottsdale City Court, you owe it to yourself to speak with an experienced Scottsdale DUI lawyer. A DUI conviction comes with mandatory minimum jail time and heavy fines, as well as penalties to your license. The amount of minimum fines and jail time depends on the type of DUI you were charged with, and whether you have any prior DUIs. Depending on your blood alcohol concentration, you may face one of three types of DUIs: a regular DUI, extreme DUI, or super extreme DUI.

Stewart Salwin is an experienced Scottsdale DUI attorney who can help you understand your situation and represent your interests in court. Our results speak for themselves. Although every case is unique, we have the experience that matters and a proven track record of getting DUI charges lowered or dismissed.

Call Salwin Law Group PLLC today at , or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Types of DUIs in Scottsdale

Below are the minimum punishments you can face for each type of DUI. Although these are the mandatory minimums that a court must order under Arizona law, the judge may order more jail time and fines.

Regular DUI, 0.08+ BAC

No Prior DUIS
  • 10 days in jail (reducible to one day with completion of alcohol screening)
  • Minimum $1,250 in fines
  • Possible community service
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Must attend driving school
1 Prior DUI
  • 90 days in jail (reducible to 30 days with completion of screening)
  • Minimum $3,000 in fines
  • Minimum 30 hours of community service
  • Driving privileges revoked for one year
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Must attend driving school

Extreme DUI, 0.15+ BAC

No Prior DUIs
  • 30 consecutive days in jail (reducible to 9 days if ignition interlock is installed in car)
  • Minimum $2,500 in fines
  • Possible community service
  • Ignition interlock device for at least one year
  • Must attend driving school
1 Prior DUI
  • 120 days in jail, 60 must be served consecutively
  • Minimum $3,250 in fines
  • Minimum 30 hours of community service
  • Driving privileges revoked for a minimum of one year
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Driving school

Super Extreme DUI, 0.20+ BAC

No Prior DUIs
  • 45 consecutive days in jail (reducible to 14 days if ignition interlock is installed in car)
  • Minimum $2,750 in fines
  • Possible community service
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Must attend driving school
1 Prior DUI
  • 180 days in jail, 90 must be served consecutively
  • Minimum $3,750 in fines
  • Minimum 30 hours of community service
  • Driving privileges revoked for a minimum of 1 year
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Must attend driving school

Aggravated DUI

In some circumstances, a driver may also be charged with what is known as aggravated DUI. This is a felony, and it is punishable with increased fines and with a prison term. The minimum prison term for an aggravated DUI is some cases in between four to eight months.

A Scottsdale DUI Lawyer Who Cares about You

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, there is hope! Call the Salwin Law Group today, and we will begin to work on preparing your defense immediately. We serve the greater-Phoenix area, including Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Goodyear. You will be kept informed and have the process explained every step of the way. Together, we can help you get your life back.