What Are Extreme And Super Extreme DUI? Ask An Experienced Flagstaff Defense Lawyer.

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.

Legal Limits For Extreme And Super Extreme DUI In Arizona

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.

The More Serious the Charge, the More Serious the Penalty!

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:

  • 30 days to six months in jail
  • $250+ in fines
  • Five years of probation
  • 90-day driver’s license suspension

Penalties for a second extreme DUI conviction include:

  • Four to Six months in jail
  • $500+ in fines
  • Five years of probation
  • One-year driver’s license suspension

Penalties for a super extreme DUI include:

  • 45-day jail sentence that can be extended up to 6 months
  • Up to $3,000 in fines
  • 18-month installation of Ignition Interlock Device once driving privileges are restored
  • Five years of probation

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.

Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm

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.


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