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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 01/27/02
    Megan B. from LA said:
    I am doing a research paper on how the punishments should be harhser on those who get caught drinking and driving. I am still a teenager and yes I see alot of my class mated every weekend talkin about whos party there going to and who did this and who did that and they talk about how "f---ed up" they got and they had to drive home. But they were ok they can drive drunk! NOONE can drive anywhere drunk. If your stupied enough to drink under age, your imature right there and if your ever stupider to get into a car and risk the lives of others and yourself, there is no reason why you should ever s
    On 01/13/02
    Milli from WY said:
    Umm did you know that it is illegal for kids under 21 to drink at ALL??? I'm from Wyoming, but Juvenile DUI's are a huge problem here, my next-door neighbor (a minor) and his two friends were driving drunk down a straight stretch of highway when somehow they managed to roll the truck they were driving. The impact of the crash ejected one kid (a minor), caused my neighbor to lose part of two fingers, and they only reattached one of them, and the driver of the truck?? He broke his jaw, which was wired shut, and his arm, he was in the hospital for about two weeks. If that is not enough evide
    On 11/20/01
    Dan M. from AZ said:
    I think that the laws should be equal for all ages. Most DUI that occur are not from people under the age of twenty-one. I do not feel that it is fair to single out certain age groups for harsher punishments and more strict laws. There are no laws that say that fat rednecks with el comino's and confederate flag stickers should have different laws. If you look out your car window these types of people are the ones with there lights off at night drinking a 22oz Budweiser. I am totally against drunk driving, but there is no reason to single out age groups. Drunk Driving is drunk driving no
    On 11/19/01
    Damon from AZ said:
    I HAVE ONE YEAR TO GO... I was only a .05 and got cited, trust me they aren't kidding. I will have to spend a day in jail, 1 year of probation w/ UA and $460 in fines. Not worth it guys... :-/ -Damon M. ~ PHX AZ
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