DUI Forms – Ariano & Reppucci Phoenix DUI Lawyers
Being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is not easy, and it can make your life more difficult depending on how serious your charges are. If this is your first time being charged with a DUI you probably are feeling lost and unsure of how the DUI charge will affect your life.
Are there any forms I will have to fill out?
The types of forms you will have to fill out after a DUI charge depend largely on your situation. More aggravated offenses come with more forms and court orders. Therefore, it is best to consult a Phoenix attorney about what forms you will need to use.
Education and Prevention
You will probably have to fill out forms if you want to or are required to participate in a DUI prevention course. This information or forms can be found at the Arizona Department of Public Safety website. Further, Arizona Universities often have traffic codes on file and other materials that you could study. Further, if you are assigned to traffic school you will have to fill out online forms at a certified traffic survival school.1
Driver’s License Reinstatement
If your driver’s license has been suspended you will typically need to pay the fees associated with reinstating your license.2 However, sometimes you may be required to fill out an SR-22 certificate with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) once the suspension is over.3 The SR-22 certificate can be found on the MVD website and is typically a certificate for proof of insurance.4 It is basically a way to show proof of financial responsibility.5
If your driver’s license has been revoked, you will need to fill out the SR-22 certificate and maintain proof for three years if the violation is alcohol or drug related.6 You will not be able to apply for a reinstatement of your license until the MVD has conducted an investigation of your records.7 You may then be granted a Permission to Apply.8
Either way, you can submit a revocation investigation packet available on the MVD website.9 All court-mandated requirements given to you because of traffic violations must first be resolved before submitting the packet. There will be various forms you will need to fill out if you want to have your driving privileges reinstated, each depending on your situation.
Ignition Interlock Devices
When you are charged with a DUI you will need to install an ignition interlock device. This is a device that must be installed in your vehicle’s dashboard that is wired to the ignition.10 You will need to breathe into the device to start the vehicle – if the device does not detect alcohol, the vehicle will start.11 There will be several forms associated with the device that you will have to submit to the MVD, including forms that may require you to have “ignition interlock” printed on your driver’s license.12
Can I represent myself in court?
It is possible to represent yourself in court if you are charged with a DUI. There are various books or forms online that could help you get started on appealing a conviction or representing yourself.13 However, it is advisable that you contact an attorney to represent you in court. DUI cases can be complicated and your situation is unique. Therefore, it is best to consult an attorney on the matter.
 Driver Improvement, azdot.gov, http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/driver-improvement/suspension-and-traffic-school (last visited Sep. 30, 2014).
2 Driver’s License Reinstatement, servicearizona.com, https://servicearizona.com/contentFAQFolderApp.jsp?f=Reinstatement+SF&s=DLRSD&i=IconDLR&t=Driver+License+Reinstatement&sf=/#2858 (last visited Sep. 29, 2014).
4 License Reinstatement, azdot.gov, http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/LicenseReinstatement/future-financial-responsibility (last visited Sep. 29, 2014).
7 Driver’s License Reinstatement, supra note 2.
9 The form is available here: http://www.azdot.gov/docs/default-source/mvd-forms-pubs/99-0139.pdf?sfvrsn=0.
10 Ignition Interlock, azdot.gov, http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/ignition-interlock (last visited Sep. 30, 2014).
13 For example, see http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/34/Guides/CriminalGuideupdated.pdf.