Arizona is known across the country for its strict penalties for DUI. In addition to the "basic" DUI penalties, you could be facing intensified consequences for a BAC of .15 or higher, known as an "Extreme DUI". However, an Extreme DUI charge is not the end of the road, as it may be possible to get some of those charges reduced or dismissed entirely. With an Extreme DUI arrest, it's more likely that your case will have to go to trial. Should that happen, you will need a dependable lawyer who can analyze the evidence, and help you avoid the worst.
What is an Extreme DUI?
Arizona law defines an "extreme DUI" as a BAC of .15 to .199, roughly twice the legal limit of a .08 BAC. Drivers with a BAC this high are assumed by authorities to pose an immediate threat to the public. For a first offense, consequences include:
- 30 to 90 days in jail
- Fines, fees, and jail costs.
- Up to five years of probation.
- Vehicle impounded for 30 days
- Suspension of license for 90 days to 1 year
- Ignition interlock in your vehicle for 1 year after the reinstatement of your license.
A second extreme DUI offense can carry a 120 to 180 day jail sentence, license revocation for 1 year with no opportunity for a work permit, and even possible vehicle forfeiture.
Aggressive Strategies for Extreme DUI Defense
Attorney Craig Rosenstein employs a full case strategy to confront a prosecution's evidence. If your BAC was measured at .15 or higher, we can analyze that issue specifically, including: methodology used to test your blood, contesting the accuracy of the Breathalyzer itself, that the test and sample were drawn and analyzed correctly, and even ensuring the appropriate chain of custody was followed for the duration of the testing; from sample to result. We will also review the arrest itself, to ensure the officer acted appropriately and had good reason to pull you over in the first place, and we ensure your rights were observed over the course of the arrest and testing.
Contact us immediately for your free initial consultation.
There are many things to do if there is any hope of beating an Extreme DUI, or, at least getting the charges reduced to those of a "regular" DUI. Time is a valuable factor, so contact us or call day or night, seven days a week, at 480-248-7666 to ensure an effective defense in a timely manner.