At this point in our series, we have discussed the minimum penalties for convictions of the following misdemeanor DUI charges in Arizona: Impaired to the Slightest Degree, BAC Above .08, and BAC Above .15 (Extreme DUI). We will now discuss the consequences for a conviction under A.R.S. 28-1382 (A)(2), which is for having a BAC Above .20 within two hours ofdriving. This charge is commonly known as a Super Extreme DUI.
The penalties increase even further with a conviction on a Super Extreme DUI charge in Arizona. The minimum penalties for a first time conviction of a Super Extreme are: 45 days jail- none of which the court may suspend, fines and fees totaling approximately $3,000.00 plus surcharges, mandatory alcohol screening and classes, a 90 day driver’s licensesuspension, and an 18 month ignition interlock device requirement. Again these are just the minimums and the Court may order more.
Further, the minimum penalties for a second offense conviction with a BAC Above .20 in Arizona substantially increase (for example, the jail time goes up to 180 days- which is 6 months, the most one can serve on a misdemeanor conviction).