Frequently Asked Questions
About Arizona DUI Law, Penalties And Defense.
Will my driver’s license be suspended?
Yes, all convictions of DUI in Arizona carry a mandatory driver’s
Will the judge be harder on me if I plea not
It is unconstitutional for a judge to treat you differently for
pleading not guilty. The judge will respect your right to a fair
What happens to insurance?
A DUI conviction in Arizona adds 8 points will be added to your
driving record. This may result in higher insurance rates. However,
this is entirely up to your insurance company. In some case you
may be required to carry SR-22 Insurance.
Will I go to jail?
Yes, all convictions of DUI in Arizona
require jail time. The required jail time may be reduced if you
agree to alcohol screening and/or treatment.
What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
The court will appoint an attorney for you. A court appointed attorney
may be requested at your pre-trial hearing.
What is I live out-of-state?
Arizona state police cannot seize your out-of-state
driver’s license. However, your home state may get word of
your arrest in Arizona and later revoke your driving privileges.