Stonewall Institute offers DUI evaluation services Scottsdale in order for individuals to be considered for the reinstatement of driving privileges in the state of Arizona. Many times people are unaware of the impact alcohol can have on them and the amount it takes to be considered impaired to drive a vehicle. Below is an outline of what it takes to reach the legal limit in Arizona.
There isn’t a right answer to this question, each individual has unique characteristics that determine a BAC score. One drink can be considered 1 12-oz beer, 1 3oz glass of wine or 1-Shot or 1-oz of hard liquor. In fact it takes very little alcohol to become legally drunk and many variables such as weight, sex and body fat percentage can all be factors in the equation. The best answer is to have zero drinks before you drive. If you want to read more about the topic please see the Drink and Weight Table or check out our BAC Calculator.
With a second conviction of a DUI in Arizona you will receive a $900 fine ($500 + 80% surcharge) PLUS another $1,250 for your 2nd DUI Assessment and up to 90 days in jail. Drivers license will be revoked for one year. You will also have to install (at your expense) an interlock ignition device in all of your vehicles.
The vehicle will not start unless you blow into the device and prove that you have not consumed any alcohol. For a $1350 fine ($750 + 80% surcharge) PLUS a $250 DUI assessment PLUS a $1500 aggravated DUI assessment. A third drunk driving conviction within 60 month of the first two DUI’s is considered an “aggravated DUI” in Arizona.
The violation of the aggravated DUI law is a felony punishable by 4 months in prison plus mandatory drug and alcohol screening. Mandatory attendance for counseling. Your driver’s license will be revoked for 3 years and you will also have to install (at your expense) a interlock ignition device in all of your vehicles. The vehicle will not start unless you blow into the device and prove that you have not consumed any alcohol. Your car may be forfeited to the state and sold (The money goes to the state).
Stonewall Institute provides complete drug screenings and alcohol screenings to court ordered DUI individuals via recommendation of the Arizona MVD / Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and any other person in need of a substance abuse evaluation. The goal of the alcohol screening scottsdale is to assess the extent of a client’s current and past alcohol abuse and/or dependence. Individuals are screened through an in-depth personal interview by a qualified professional which includes, but is not limited to, an assessment of:
1) Client psychosocial history
2) Physical health problems related to alcohol and/or drug use
3) Previous history of arrests related to alcohol and/or drug use
4) Decrease in attendance/productivity at work or school due to alcohol and/or drug use
5) Prior history of drug or alcohol treatment
Risk factors which you may not know about that can cause alcoholism are:
* Steady drinking over time. Drinking too much on a regular basis for an extended period can produce a physical dependence on alcohol.
* Age. People who begin drinking at an early age are at a higher risk of alcohol dependence or abuse.
* Sex. Men are more likely to become dependent on alcohol than are women. However, women are at greater risk of developing some medical complications linked to drinking, such as liver disease.
* Family history. The risk of alcoholism is higher for people who have a parent who abused alcohol.
* Depression and other mental health problems. It’s common for people with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression to abuse alcohol or other substances.
* Social and cultural factors. Having friends or a close partner who drinks regularly could increase your risk of alcoholism. The glamorous way that drinking is sometimes portrayed in the media may also send the message that it’s OK to drink excessively.
Stonewall Institute provides complete drug and alcohol screening scottsdale to court ordered DUI individuals, and any other person in need of a substance abuse evaluation as required by the Arizona MVD and Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
People who abuse alcohol may have many of the same signs and symptoms as people who have full-blown alcoholism. However, if you abuse alcohol but aren’t completely addicted to it, you may not feel as much of a compulsion to drink. You may not have physical withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink. But alcohol abuse can still cause serious problems. As with alcoholism, you may not be able to quit drinking without help.
The goal of the alcohol screening is to assess the extent of a client’s current and past alcohol abuse and/or dependence. If you would like to schedule an alcohol screening scottsdale, contact the Stonewall Institute today at 602-535-6468.