A criminal conviction on your permanent record can impact your opportunities in your career, education, and personal life. You may face incarceration, fines, probation and other consequences.
Arizona has some of the harshest DUI laws in the nation. There are two types of DUI charges – Count 1: Impaired to the Slightest Degree and Count 2: BAC Above .08. While both are considered misdemeanors, a DUI charge on a defendant’s record can affect them for years to come. It can also result in fees and fines, jail time, SR22 High Risk Insurance, License Suspension, and additional consequences. (ARS §28-1381)
While there isn’t an “open container” law for watercraft, it is a crime to operate a boat under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. OUI penalties can prove to be on par with that of a DUI because in conjunction with waves, sun, and other factors, boating under the influence can be very dangerous and can easily cause injury and even death. (ARS §5-395)