Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense in Arizona. While the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent is the national standard for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), Arizona has taken the extra measure of adding specific crimes for higher BAC levels: extreme DUI and super extreme DUI.
A conviction on either of these charges will result in much more severe consequences. Be sure that you have a reliable Flagstaff criminal defense lawyer representing you at all times. At Rosenstein Law Group, we provide aggressive representation to clients throughout the state in all types of drunk driving cases.
Anyone found operating a vehicle while having a BAC between .15 percent and .20 percent will be charged with extreme DUI. Operating a vehicle with a BAC over .20 percent will earn you a super extreme DUI.
It should come as no surprise that the penalties for a DUI conviction increase in accordance with the amount of alcohol found in your system.
Penalties for a first-time extreme DUI conviction include:
Penalties for a second extreme DUI conviction include:
Penalties for a super extreme DUI include:
When it comes to sentencing, a judge will typically consider the specific facts of your case before issuing a verdict, including the precise BAC level, the reliability of the tests administered and the seriousness of any traffic violations. We present the strongest possible defense on your behalf and challenge any evidence that may have been inaccurate or that was acquired illegally.
Out-of-state drivers who are charged with a DUI in Arizona typically have less of a chance to negotiate a plea bargain — though our local Flagstaff DUI attorneys can possibly improve your chances.
If you’ve been charged with DUI in Arizona, call Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We represent clients throughout Arizona from offices in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Gilbert.