Arizona DUI with Drugs or Metabolites in Your Body

What is DUI Drugs?

DUI DrugsDUI with Drugs or Metabolites is a violation of § 28-1381A3 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.  DUI Drugs is a Class 1 misdemeanor.  Drugs can be illegal street drugs or prescription drugs if not taken as directed.

Metabolites are pieces of the broken down drug molecules after your body uses them up.  The metabolites of many substances stay in your body for days or even weeks after they are actually used.

You are being accused of:

  1. Driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle;
  2. With the metabolite of an illegal drug in your body.

What is the penalty for DUI Drugs in Arizona?

§ 28-1381A3 DUI with a Drug Metabolite in Your System

OffenseJail MinJail MaxFine MinDriving Privilege LossIgnition InterlockAlcohol CounselingJury Trial
1st1 Day6 Months$1,4601 Year RevocationNoMandatoryYes
2nd30 Days6 Months$3,4201 Year RevocationNoMandatoryYes
For offenses on or after January 1, 2012.


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