What a DUI Could Mean For Your Bank Account
Posted By Salvador Law Group || May 17, 2019
Most of us are aware that a DUI could be detrimental to your personal freedom as well as your future. While staying out of jail is usually the first and foremost top priority, accomplishing this does not necessarily mean you are off the hook from its effects on your life.
In reality, driving under the influence in Arizona can have significant financial consequences. Arizona is known as a no-tolerance state, which means that an arrest can happen if you have a blood-alcohol content higher than 0.08, which is the legal limit.
When you’re charged with a DUI, it’s important to reach out to an Arizona criminal defense attorney who can help you fight your charge so it doesn’t completely impact the weight of your wallet.
The penalties for a DUI can be significant. For the first offense, it could result in jail time of 10 days as well as $1500 in fines. It may also result in a 90-day to a one-year suspension of your license. After the first offense, it becomes more expensive. The jail time may be considerably longer, too, causing you to possibly lose time at work.
The Cost of a DUI
The actual cost of a DUI often goes far what you may think. The state may require you to have an SR-22 filed with them, ensuring that you have added insurance coverage. This will cost you more on your auto insurance on a monthly basis, up to seven years following the charges.
Additionally, you may have a DUI on your record, which can affect employment. You don’t want a DUI to leave you without a job or a license. It’s all the more reason to work with an Arizona criminal defense attorney as soon as you are charged.
Whether this is your first DUI in Arizona or you have been charged in the past, you want to make sure you have professional and experienced legal representation. At Salvador Law Group, we have years of experience helping our clients fight against DUI and other criminal charges. Our job is to ensure that you get the help you navigating through the laws to avoid the negative impacts that a charge can have on your future.
Contact Salvador Law Group at (602) 842-6222 for a case evaluation.