Phoenix, AZ asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona

Q: A first offense dui does that qualify for a diversion program?

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Jon Matthew Martinez
Jon Matthew Martinez
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country and unfortunately, there is no diversion program for first time offenders. Arizona law requires jail time for every single person convicted of a DUI, no matter how clean their past is. DUI is a class 1 misdemeanor offense and carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail. There is also mandatory fines, fees, classes, a license suspension and an ignition interlock would be required on all vehicles you drive if convicted of a DUI. Hiring a DUI attorney may be your best chance to avoid a criminal conviction and jail time.

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