Future First Criminal Law

Top-Rated Arizona Defense Lawyers Dedicated to DUI & Criminal Law

Top-Rated Arizona Defense Lawyers Dedicated to DUI and Criminal Law

First DUI in Arizona

What You Need to Know…

  • Top-Rated Arizona Lawyers Successfully Defending Clients throughout the Phoenix Metro Area - Maricopa County
  • With an extensive understanding of Maricopa County Courts, our dedicated DUI & Criminal Law Services are specifically tailored for our Phoenix Metro Area Clients
  • Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe
  • 30+ Years of Criminal Defense Experience
  • 3,500+ Arizona Charges Resolved
  • Custom Video Updates From Your Lawyer
  • Group Text With Legal Team 24/7
  • Free Phone Consultations
  • Reasonable Flat Fee Pricing
  • Payment Plans & Loans Available

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Potential Penalties for First DUI’s in Arizona

Why You Need to Hire an Experienced DUI Lawyer

Navigating Your First DUI in Arizona: What to Anticipate

Arizona’s DUI laws are not only stringent but also intricate, particularly for first-time offenders. If you’re facing a DUI charge for the first time, seeking guidance from an experienced DUI lawyer is crucial for understanding your legal options.

Arizona First Offense DUI Laws

According to Arizona DUI laws, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. Despite the national legal limit for impairment set at .08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood, Arizona’s statute (A.R.S. §28-1381) prohibits driving under the influence even if impairment is detected in the slightest degree.

First offense DUI charges can also include Aggravated DUI, applicable if a child under 15 years old was in the car during the citation. Additionally, there are extreme and super-extreme DUI convictions, with increased penalties for higher levels of blood alcohol concentration or drug content (BADC).

Experienced DUI Lawyers in Phoenix – Trust Future First Criminal Law for unparalleled expertise and a track record of success. As dedicated legal professionals, we have successfully defended countless DUI clients, safeguarding their families, reputations, and futures. Seek a fair fighting chance and achieve positive outcomes by reaching out to our skilled team. Contact us today and let our experienced DUI lawyers navigate your legal situation with professionalism and dedication.

Standard DUI

(BAC higher than .08%)


    • Jail Time Days: 1+
    • Home Detention Days: After 1 Day Served
    • License Suspension: 90 Days – 1 Year
    • Penalties and Fines: $1,500+
    • Ignition Interlock Device: 6 Months
    • Points on License: 8
    • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
    • Traffic Survival School
    • SR22 Insurance

    Extreme DUI

    (BAC higher than .15%)


      • Jail Time Days: 2+
      • Home Detention Days: 7+
      • License Suspension: 90 Days – 1 Year
      • Penalties and Fines: $3,000+
      • Ignition Interlock Device: 1 Year
      • Points on License: 8
      • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
      • Traffic Survival School
      • SR22 Insurance

      Super Extreme DUI

      (BAC higher than .20%)


        • Jail Time Days: 3+
        • Home Detention Days: 11+
        • License Suspension: 90 Days – 1 Year
        • Penalties and Fines: $3,500+
        • Ignition Interlock Device: 1+ Years
        • Points on License: 8
        • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
        • Traffic Survival School
        • SR22 Insurance


        GoogleReview “Future First Criminal Law exceeded my expectations, on my first court appearance an old charge came up out of no where and the judge wasn’t going to let me leave. Ed got right on his phone and got it all cleared up! It is always best to have a private lawyer especially with criminal charges, the outcome will always be better and I highly recommend future first. Ed made a personal video breaking down my charges, the discovery, and my plea offer step by step. If you are questioning whether or not to get a lawyer, future first is the way to go 100%. You can’t put a price on freedom!! Thanks Ed!!!!”




        GoogleReview “They helped me tremendously, I had some extreme charges for my DUI and assault case, they got me the best deal I could get. 1 day jail time. Based on what I couldve spent. They have a great team, they communicate well with you an guide you thru your entire ordeal. Ed Robinson was my lawyer. I highly recommend them!!”




        GoogleReview “Hiring this law firm to represent me in court was the best decision I could make. They made the entire process as painless as possible. Their paralegals keep in contact with you and update you constantly about the status of your case and my attorney, Ed, went above and beyond in the courtroom. He was able to explain everything to me that was going to happen from what the judge was going to say to what prosecution was saying to the plea deal we agreed on. Ed made sure I could get the best deal possible and he explained everything to me in great detail to make sure I understood. If I ever need representation again, I hope I don’t, I will definitely be contacting this law firm. They just made everything as easy as possible. What a great team!”




        GoogleReview “I would just like to express the life changing help and support I received from the legal team at Future First! The endless hours and resources spent by these legal professionals really made a significant impact on my life. I’m so grateful for the help of the legal system and experts whom treated my case like it was their own. I truly know that they can do the same for you! Thanks again to everyone at Future First, words can’t even begin to express my gratitude for getting me the best possible outcome! Happy holidays. I’m happy to be spending mine with friends and family while continuing to be a contributing member of society.”



        GoogleReview “Future First Criminal Law is an excellent firm. They helped me out with a case I had. They are friendly throughout the whole process. They are professional, thorough, and I would definitely recommend them to anybody who’s in need of their services. They also allowed me to set up payment plans which was greatly appreciated. Working with them took a lot of stress, and weight off the whole situation. I just recently had them help me with my set aside as well. Thank you Future First Criminal Law.”



        GoogleReview “This team are absolute rockstars!!! They resolved my legal endeavors in a timely & affordable manner. Not only did they do everything I needed…but they basically took the reins with no inconvenience to myself and were on the ball with every step. I highly recommend their expertise!”



        GoogleReview “Zach and his team were great! Right away after we spoke to Zach we felt a sense of relief from all of our worries and concerns. Being in a position to find an attorney isn’t always a fun thing to do. Thank you Zach and your entire firm for your constant updates and great communication. You never left us in the dark or wondering when we might have our questions answered. We will certainly refer your firm to anyone we know looking for your services. Thank you, for all your time and efforts for our case.”



        GoogleReview “If I could rate Future First Crimal Law higher I would. After making the dumb mistake of getting a DUI they have been there for me every step of the way. There is nothing worse than going at this alone. You want someone in your corner during this stressful time and no one is better than Zach and his team there. They walk you through everything, keeps records of a what you need to do for the courts and sends it to them, and gets you the best case scenario sentence. Without them the consequences would’ve been much worse so very thankful to the team.”



        GoogleReview “I am so grateful for the service I was given by all the Team of Future First Criminal Law and particularly Attorney ED Robinson, from the Day one of my appearances until the sentencing he was there encouraging me and the Defense he has taken on my behalf has made me more confident and all my stress and Depression was gone, I’m so thanks full for helping me in this terrible situation. I’ll be suggesting you to everyone in my situation. God Bless Future First Criminal Law; God Bless Attorney ED Robinson.”


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        Arizona First DUI Offense Penalties

        In certain circumstances, the penalties for a first offense DUI can be a lot more severe than what is detailed above, including cases involving serious bodily injury or death caused to another person, as well as DUIs involving a high level of impairment.

        Often, if a DUI defense lawyer is unable to get their client’s charge dropped due to the circumstances of the investigation, testing, or arrest, they will attempt to seek a plea deal in which the client pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for lighter consequences. In many cases, they will seek a reduction to the slightly impaired DUI charge.

        A first offense DUI in Arizona is a serious criminal charge that can have life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one has been charged with a first offense DUI, it is important to seek experienced legal guidance as soon as possible.

        The criminal defense lawyers at Future First Criminal Law have successfully represented many clients facing first offense DUI charges in Arizona. We understand the ins and outs of DUI law and will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for your case.

        Reinstatement Of Driving Privileges After A First Time DUI

        Those who have had their driver’s license suspended as a result of a DUI in Arizona can sometimes obtain a restricted license that will allow them to drive to work or school, as well as to drug or alcohol classes or treatment. You will likely qualify for a restricted license, provided:

        • Your alcohol or drug impaired driving did not result in the serious bodily injury or death of another person.
        • You have not received another DUI or refused a chemical blood or breath alcohol concentration test in the past 7 years.
        • You have provided satisfactory proof of the completion of drug and alcohol screening.
        • Pay the MVD reinstatement fee.


        In order to reinstate your driving privileges after they have been suspended due to a DUI, you must do the following:


        • Contact the court listed on the suspension notice and pay all penalties that are delinquent.
        • Obtain a court clearance receipt or court abstract form that lists a final disposition code and date, violation code and date, and complaint number.
        • Proof of future financial responsibility, known as SR22, from an insurance company licensed to conduct business in Arizona, a certificate from the Arizona Office of the Treasurer showing a deposit in cash, or a certificate of deposit of $40,000.
        • Pay the reinstatement fee in addition to the application fee.
        • Enroll and successfully complete an alcohol or drug screening and education or treatment program.
        First DUI in Arizona

        Dedicated Experienced DUI Lawyers

        Our mission at Future First Criminal Law is to level the criminal justice playing field and help good people avoid incarceration. We achieve this by providing our clients with valuable insights into their legal options and unwavering advocacy for them throughout the entire legal process. Our dedicated team is committed to empowering our clients with the knowledge and support they need to navigate the complex legal landscape and achieve realistic outcomes for their legal situations.

        Successfully Defending Clients Throughout the Phoenix Metro Area - Maricopa County

        Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe

        Frequently Asked Questions

        What is the penalty for first time DUI in Arizona?

        The penalty for a first DUI in Arizona will depend on the specifics of your arrest. For first-time offenders, penalties will likely include jail time, fines, license suspension, ignition interlock device requirements, probation, and community service.

        What makes a DUI a felony in Arizona?

        In Arizona, an Aggravated DUI will likely result in felony DUI charges. An Aggravated DUI is if there was a minor present in the vehicle, if the driver had a suspended license, or if they have had two or more previous DUI convictions.

        Does a DUI ruin your life?

        No, a DUI does not have to ruin your life. An experienced DUI lawyer can help fight your case and work towards getting your charges lowered or dropped altogether. With the right legal defense, you can move forward quickly after your DUI arrest.