Paying DUI Fines
Being convicted of driving under the influence can be incredibly expensive, with penalties, fines, and fees of many different kinds being levied against you. In Arizona, an initial fine of $1,750 or more may be attached to a conviction for a first offense, and the amount due is only likely to increase.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options as soon as you possibly can. The Arizona DUI defense attorneys at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., are well versed in Arizona DUI laws and are dedicated to and experienced in assisting those who have been arrested for DUI or related charges. Contact us today at 602-510-9999 to learn more about your rights.
Arizona DUI Fines
In determining a fine, a judge will take into account the previous existence of a criminal history as well as the kind of DUI charge that a defendant is facing. If you have been charged with a DUI you may be facing jail, driver’s license suspension, counseling, and probation. A DUI may also take a heavy toll financially. Even first time offenders may be subjected to $1,750 penalties up front as well as a thousand dollars a year to keep their license. Felony DUIs may go up to $150,000 for a heightened offense in which a child under the age of 15 was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
How to Pay Your DUI Fines
It would be difficult for most individuals to pay for these fines and penalties on their own, immediately. Banks and private lenders may be weary of lending money in such circumstances and therefore may charge exorbitant interest rates. Selling possessions is one way to try to raise these funds, though that can be emotionally painful. Unfortunately, your license may remain suspended until this money has been collected. But with the approval of a judge, a payment plan for any fines may be able to be worked out.
We recognize the kind of financial strain that DUI fees, penalties, and charges can impose on any family. Let us help you to reduce these costs in your case. Contact an Arizona DUI lawyer of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. at 602-510-9999 for a free consultation.