Will a DUI Stay on my Record?

Following a DUI arrest, you may concerned about your future – wondering how a DUI charge may affect future jobs. Unfortunately, in Arizona, you cannot expunge a criminal conviction. That means once you have a conviction, it will always stay on your record. This is why it is important to try to avoid a conviction, if at all possible. If you are facing DUI charges, consult with a lawyer to find your best options.  

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First Time DUI Jail Time

Under Arizona law, all DUI convictions come with mandatory jail time. This jail time can be as little as one day for a first time conviction, or could go all the way up to years for multiple felony convictions. The amount of jail time you are facing depends on if you have any prior DUI convictions and what your BAC (blood alcohol content) was when you were arrested.

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Minor in Possession Penalties

A minor in possession of alcohol charge is a misdemeanor, meaning that if you are convicted, you will have a criminal conviction on your record. There is no expungement of criminal convictions in Arizona, which means the conviction will stay on your record forever. For this reason, it is important to take the charge seriously to try to avoid a criminal conviction.

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