Assessing Criminal Fines
The consequences for a DUI conviction can include a variety of costs that may not be immediately recognized by a driver. These penalties can prove to be substantial burdens for a convicted individual. The criminal penalties alone may seriously impact a person’s financial stability. Ignoring the collateral costs associated with DUI, some of the criminal fees and fines paid after a conviction can become particularly problematic.
To learn more about your legal rights and options when facing DUI, contact an Arizona DUI lawyer at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999 today.
The High Cost of DUI
A person facing a DUI conviction can be made to pay a significant amount of money by the state alone. These fines may increase depending on the circumstances of the case. In particular, repeat offenders may be expected to pay fines that are much more expensive than first-time offenders.
First-time violators may face the following financial penalties for DUI:
- $250 fee for the crime itself
- $200 surcharge from the state of Arizona
- $500 assessment
- $500 prison construction fine
For repeat offenders, the penalties increase. For example, the following penalties are charged for second-time offenders:
- $500 fee for the crime itself
- $400 surcharge from the state of Arizona
- $1,250 assessment
- $1,250 prison construction fine
In addition to these costs, judges may opt to sentence more harshly. This can raise the criminal penalties significantly.
If you have been charged with DUI, your defense strategy should be a priority to you. For more information regarding how we may be able to assist you in defending your freedom, contact the Arizona DUI attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999 today.