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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 08/24/02
    Danielle from AZ said:
    I think it is pathetic that some feel one would have to drink to have a good time at a party. It is you that I feel sorry for. Good luck looking at the rest of your life through beer goggles.
    On 08/04/02
    tereo from AZ said:
    sorry that wasa friend of mine hope you are ok
    On 07/04/02
    Mark from WV said:
    Julie from PA: All I have to say is, I feel bad for you. You are so out of touch with the people in your age group (and real life in general) it's sad. First of all, drinking is not necessarily a problem. True, there are those who make it a problem by being wild when they drink, but those people are in the minnority, as much or more so than you are by being someone who doesn't drink. Most of the people I know drink; they are not alcoholics or anything close though. The majority of those people who drink do so responsibly. Secondly, very few people I know ever drink and drive, and none of them
    On 06/14/02
    Mike from AZ said:
    I was just recently arrested for extreme Dui having a BAC of .166 just .016 over the extreme limit this means that i have to go to jail and all that other stuff, but i think that dui should be less punishable so that it doesnt ruin MY life for one stupid mistake that i wasnt smart enough to distinguish the severity of the crime. Yes it is stupid to get really drunk and go drive a 3 ton piece of steel around and smash into things, but if you just make bad judgement and do it once and get caught they should just punish you enough to make you not want to do it again and not ruin your life over it
    On 05/19/02
    Julie from PA said:
    I completely agree with you. The government needs to start enforcing harsher punishments for underage drinking. I too am a high school student who will be graduating very shortly. I have found myself belonging to the small minority group in my school who has never drank illegally. It seems as though underage drinking is becoming a more common practice in today's society and studies have shown that a significant amount of alcohol consumed in our country is consumed by those under legal age of twenty-one. Like you, I agree that once someone is caught drinking and driving, they have no right to b
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