Arizona Federal DUI Attorneys
A Federal DUI is a type of criminal charge that can be issued on property that falls under federal jurisdiction. Anyone who is arrested for drunk driving or DUI on federal land may be charged with a Federal DUI.
If you have been arrested for a Federal DUI, it is important to consult with an attorney who is familiar with Federal DUI laws. The Arizona Federal DUI defense attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., have the knowledge and experience to defend you against your charges. Contact us at 602-510-9999.
Federally Owned Land and DUI
Any arrest that is made on federally-owned land is prosecuted in a federal court. There are many different types of federally-owned land on which a drunk driver may be arrested for a Federal DUI, such as:
- National Parks
- National Monuments
- Military bases
- Courthouse property
- Airport property
- Government building lots and driveways
If you have been arrested for drunk driving on any of these types of federal land, it is important to know that you may be facing a Federal DUI charge, not a state one.
Charges and Penalties
Typically, a Federal DUI is prosecuted as a Class B misdemeanor, but the charge may be elevated if you were well above the legal BAC limit, were driving recklessly, had a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle with you while driving under the influence, or have multiple DUI convictions in your criminal history. If you are convicted of Federal DUI as a Class B misdemeanor, you may be penalized with up to 6 months of imprisonment in a federal penitentiary, up to $5,000 in fines, up to 5 years of probation, or a combination of these.
Don’t enter the courtroom feeling unprepared to defend your case. To speak to an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options, contact the Arizona DUI lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999.