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DUI Sentencing Laws are Not Applied Equally, by DUI Attorney Melanie Beauchamp

Depending on which court is hearing your DUI case, you may or may not benefit from the new DUI sentencing laws. Believe it or not, you and your friend could have committed the exact same DUI but he could serve as few as nine days of the thirty day sentence. Confused? You’re not alone.

Arizona DUI laws changed dramatically on January 1st, 2012 (see our penalties chart containing the new laws). For example, if you are convicted of an extreme DUI and you agree to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, you can spend as little as nine days in jail. Whether or not you will be entitled to this benefit depends on the judge hearing your case.

This is how an experienced Arizona DUI attorney can help you minimize the penalties. Call us for a free consultation, (480) 704-0777.