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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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    On 11/05/04
    rodriguez from AL said:
    how many did you pay if you use a fake ID to buy alchool
    On 08/11/04
    Shayna from AZ said:
    Drunk driving is a law obviosly, so why do people tend to break it all the time. We have laws for a reason you know. We should think about all the little kids we are killing just because people want to be ignorant. Please stop the DRUNK DRIVING!!!!!!!!!
    On 11/13/03
    Katherine from IL said:
    Mark from WV: I feel sorry for you. You are at the point in your life where you believe that if you dont drink that there is something wrong with you and theres not. So Julie dont listen...small people like Mark here know nothing of the real world but dont worry he will learn soon when he finally gets out on his own and learns what it means to be an adult. You have not missed out on your high school experience by missing a couple of parties in a field somewhere or in someones basement where you watch those around you throw up after having to much to drink and then pass out. I myself didn't dri
    On 11/12/03
    ryan from MN said:
    any one who drinks and gets caught, thats there own fault and they ahve to pay the price for it.
    On 10/27/03
    Steve from NJ said:
    next you should defentially thing more befor drinking
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