What are Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona?

What are Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona?

Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Mar 21, 2016

The majority of people understand the definition of a DUI charge and the penalties and fines a person can face if convicted of a DUI charge in Arizona. However, less publicized DUI charges exist. In fact, there are such things as Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona. To help you understand what these charges are, and the penalties and charges a person may face if accused of such charges, our Phoenix DUI defense lawyers have answered some questions listed below.

What is an Extreme DUI?

According to ARS 28-1382, a person can be accused of Extreme DUI if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level greater than .15 but less than .20. This crime is considered a Class 1 Misdemeanor. A person accused of such an offense is required to take a drug and alcohol screening. The results of this screening may greaten or lessen the duration of the accused person’s counseling requirement.

What Consequences Can a Person Face if Convicted of Extreme DUI?

If a person is convicted of an Extreme DUI, they may face a lifetime of penalties and heavy fines, including the following:

  • Minimum 30-day jail sentence
  • Fines up to $2,500.00.
  • Probation up to 5 years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device
  • Minimum 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • Required community service hours
  • Increased insurance costs

What is a Super Extreme DUI?

Arizona Law, ARS 28-1382, states that any person caught driving with a BAC greater than .20 is guilty of a Super Extreme DUI. Like an Extreme DUI, this charge is considered a Class 1 Misdemeanor. However, because a person’s BAC must be extremely high if they are accused of Super Extreme DUI, a convicted person may face heavier fines and consequences.

What Penalties Can a Person Face if Convicted of Super Extreme DUI?

A person convicted of Super Extreme DUI is subject to facing the following consequences:

  • Minimum 45-day jail sentence
  • Fines up to $2,750.00.
  • Minimum 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • Mandatory alcohol abuse classes
  • Up to 5-year probation period
  • Required Ignition Interlock device
  • Lengthy community service hours
  • Increased insurance costs

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If you were arrested and accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need to contact legal representation from our team right away. At Salvador Phillips, PLLC, our Phoenix DUI defense lawyers are devoted to fighting for the rights and futures of our clients. When you entrust our team with your case, we will examine every detail and create unique strategies to safeguard your freedom. Because our team understands every case is different, we create individualized strategies and do everything in our power to see that your penalties and fines are reduced or dismissed.

When your rights, future, and reputation are on the line, you cannot afford to wait another second. Call our Phoenix DUI defense attorneys at Salvador Phillips, PLLC today and get the relentless representation you need on your side of the courtroom!

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