If, within seven (7) years, someone is convicted of a second offense DUI in Arizona (ARS §28-1381(K)), the penalties are much worse than a first-time offender. The judge has the ability to sentence anyone charged with a second DUI offense to 90 days in jail. However, most of the time, if the person agrees to be screened by an approved agency and complete alcohol classes, they may only have to serve 30 days of the 90-day sentence.
The fines and surcharges associated with a second offense are more than double those of the first time DUI. Due to the cost of jail for 30 days, the total fine is around $3000.00 alone. The classes are usually more intense and the MVD usually orders a longer time that you must have the interlock device installed in your vehicle.
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible, so that we can immediately assist you with your case by starting the investigation process. Call Dove Law Firm at (877) 368-3529 to speak with one of our Arizona restraining order lawyers or someone from our Mesa DUI law firm today.