Misdemeanor DUI

If this is the first time you have been pulled over or arrested for a DUI and you have not been involved in a DUI-related accident that caused property damage or bodily injury, you are likely facing a misdemeanor DUI charge. A class 1 misdemeanor, while having less severe consequences than a felony DUI or aggravated DUI charge, will still dramatically influence your life.

What You Could Face If You Are Convicted

The following are possible sentences or collateral consequences you could face as a result of a misdemeanor DUI penalty, arrest or conviction:

  • Up to 10 days in jail, depending upon the court's evaluation of your case and use of treatment programs or alternative sentencing options
  • 30 to 90 days of license suspension, depending upon the court's use of restricted license options
  • 12 months of ignition interlock device use, with installation costs at your expense
  • Fines and court fees exceeding $1,500
  • Up to five years of probation and/or community service
  • Car impoundment
  • Mandatory attendance in driving education programs at your expense

Unparalleled Experience In Law Enforcement And DUI Defense

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious charge, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. At The Law Office of Thomas Wilson PC, in Tucson, Arizona, we offer the skilled and aggressive representation you need to mitigate these consequences and prevent further DUIs from affecting your life.

Attorney Thomas Wilson leads our firm's DUI practice with years of experience as both a DUI lawyer and a law enforcement officer. His experience in various aspects of the criminal justice system provides our clients with uniquely insightful legal strategies that address both the immediacy of their legal needs and the long-term ramifications they may face as a result.

Contact our Tucson DUI Team office online or by telephone at 520-624-2728 to arrange an attorney consultation.