In Arizona, you may be charged with DUI Drugs based on the presence of any controlled substance in your system.
Impairment to the Slightest Degree
Driving with an Illegal Drug the Body
Driving with an Illegal Drug in the Body makes it illegal to drive with any illegal drug, or non-prescribed prescription drug in your system. So, the only defense to this strict liability charge is if you had a valid prescription.
Penalties for DUI Drugs
The mandatory minimum penalties for a first time conviction under these offenses are:
- Jail: 10 days, with all but 1 suspended with proof of completion of an alcohol/drug assessment and recommended classes.
- Fine: Around $2000 in fines and fees.
- Driver’s Licenses Suspension: 90 day license suspension, with possibility of a restricted license after first 30 days.
- Interlock Device: As of January 1, 2017, there’s no interlock requirement for a non-alcohol DUI. But, the judge may add it.
- DMV Points: 8 points
- Insurance: Obtain SR-22 Insurance Policy