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    UPDATE 9/1/01 - the legal limit for alcohol in your system (blood alcohol content) to be considered DUI has just been lowered from .10 to .08 in Arizona. Although it is illegal for you to drink if you are not 21 years of age, this new law lowers the threshold for being legally drunk while driving. There are very serious consequences to drinking and driving...

    If you are under 18 years old, you are considered a minor or a juvenile. If you are a juvenile and arrested and convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs this is what will happen:

    1. You will be incarcerated for 24 hours in a juvenile detention center or the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections for a first time DUI.

    2. Your drivers license or privileges will be suspended for two(2) years.

    3. You must pay a fine of at least $100 and not more than $500 plus surcharges.

    4. You must undergo mandatory drug and alcohol screening, education and treatment and pay all the costs. Your parent or guardian may also be ordered to pay the costs.

    5. You may be ordered to perform at least 80 hours of community service.

    6. The DUI conviction will remain on your drivers license record for 60 months.

    If you commit a second DUI violation within 60 months you will be:

    1. Locked up for 30 days in a juvenile detention center or the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.

    2. All fines, penalties and mandatory testing are applied as in a first offense.

    If you commit a 3rd DUI offense within 60 months, you are now guilty of Aggravated DUI and the penalty includes:

    Locked up for a minimum of 4 months and all fines, penalties and mandatory testing apply.

    If you commit a 4th DUI offense within 60 months, you will be:

    Locked up for a minimum of 8 months and all fines, penalties and mandatory testing apply.

    If you are a juvenile and commit a DUI while you are driving on a cancelled, suspended, revoked or refused drivers license any prior offense or on a restricted license for a prior DUI, you are guilty of a class 4 felony. The punishment is the same as though you had a prior two(2) DUI's and this the 3rd DUI, meaning that you may spend up to 4 months in lockup.

    If you are a juvenile and commit a DUI while you are driving on a license that has been cancelled, suspended, revoked, or restricted for a prior DUI, you are guilty of a class 4 felony. You will spend 30 days in a juvenile detention center or incarcerated at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. You will also receive a chronic offender notice.


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    6 thru 10 of 49 comments     1  [ 2 ]  3   4   5  ...   
    On 01/08/08
    Ashley from GA said:
    I know a family who died on Christmas Day, leaving behind a baby and a six-year-old. The cause: a drunk driver. This wouldn't have happened if that man couldn't get the alcohol. A long time ago, there was an amendment passed in the constitution about Prohibition. That was when they banned alcohol in the United States. How come the legislative branch won't create another law like that? The omission of alcohol might hurt the economy, but right now it's hurting many victims of drunk drivers, including a six year old orphan and her baby brother.
    On 10/14/07
    shawn from AZ said:
    i smoked bud and bought a 20 of christmas and i was rear-ended and the police charged me with D.U.I. and possesion of pot. i was arrested on the spot and was taken to the station and did stupid humiliating tests for hours in a very cold room. it is NOT WORTH IT! I have to go to court in a mounth and most likly go to juvy. DONT DO IT!
    On 09/07/07
    Unkown from AZ said:
    If you are rideing a bike, and have been drinking, then you can be charged with a D.U.I. If you are driveing while intoxicated and pull over to the side of the rode to get some sleep/clear your head, you can still be charge with a D.U.I., while you are sitting in the front seats; with the keys still in the ignition. If you go and lay in your back seats, then you will still be charge with a D.U.I., as long as your keys are still in the ignition. If you lay in the back seat with the keys out of the ignition, then you will not be charged with a D.U.I.
    On 12/26/06
    JW from NC said:
    All of you who say that most dui's are people under 21, that tends to be true. I agree w/ all of you who say that if you can fight for our country you should be able to drink. It's also not true for those who say drinking is a problem, so your saying my grandma who has a glass of wine w/ dinner a couple times a week shouldn't drive and has a drinking problem? Give me a break.
    On 10/10/06
    Steven from AZ said:
    okay, all of you people who think you can just post stuff about how its ok to drink and drive just because you havent been in an accident need to do some homework. THOUSANDS of teens die EVERY YEAR because of DUI's, so dont act like its not a big deal, because thats thousands of families ruined every year because some kid decided to drink and then get in a car.
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