In our last post in this series, we discussed the minimum penalties for a conviction of a BAC Above .08 Charge in Arizona. Now, we will discuss the consequences for a conviction under A.R.S. Section 28-1382(A) – which is a charge for BAC Above .15 withintwo hours of driving. This charge is most commonly known as an Extreme DUI.
As we move up to a conviction for an Extreme DUI in Arizona, the minimum penalties also increase. The minimum penalties for a first time conviction are 30 days jail, none of which may be suspended by the Court, fines and fees totaling approximately $3,000.00 plus surcharges, alcohol screening and classes, a 90 day driver’s license suspension and 12months with the ignition interlock.
Again, these are just minimums for a first-time Extreme DUI conviction in Arizona, and the Court may order more. Further, the minimum penalties for a second offense conviction for an Extreme DUI in Arizona substantially increase (for example, the jail time alone increases to 120 days (4 months), none of which may be suspended).