Tempe Extreme DUI Lawyer

Arizona DUI laws are some of the strictest in the nation. This is even more so in the case of “extreme DUI” charges, when police allege a BAC (blood alcohol content) level of .15 to .199. Extreme DUI blood alcohol content levels are approximately double those of a “regular DUI.” If you are convicted of extreme DUI in Tempe or anywhere in Arizona, you face stiff fines, penalties, and consequences.

Call (480) 248-7666 to speak with a qualified Tempe extreme DUI Lawyer at Rosenstein Law Group. When you choose us, we will work vigorously to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

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How Can a Tempe Extreme DUI Lawyer Help?
What is an Extreme DUI?
What Are the Penalties for Extreme DUI in Tempe?
An Extreme DUI Conviction Can Change Your Life
Our Aggressive DUI Defense Strategies
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Experienced and Effective DUI Defense Lawyers in Tempe

  • Our law firm has the only two board-certified DUI defense attorneys in Maricopa County. We are highly knowledgeable and experienced in this practice area.
  • You will receive the undivided attention of your Tempe DUI defense lawyer. We offer free initial consultations, frequent communication with your lawyer and personalized defense strategies.
  • We will exhaust every resource available to give you a strategic advantage during your extreme DUI case. Our defense attorneys have achieved many remarkable victories for their clients.

Tempe Extreme DUI Attorney

How Can a Tempe Extreme DUI Attorney Help?

An experienced, proven-effective, Tempe DUI attorney can help prevent the worst outcome and enhance your chances at a best-case scenario: reduction of charges, dismissal of charges, or acquittal at trial.

Attorney Craig Rosenstein spares no effort in evaluation and investigation of an extreme DUI case. Examination of every detail through aggressive DUI defense strategies is most likely to bring about the best outcome.

Mr. Rosenstein approaches each Tempe area “aggressive DUI” case with the assumption that it will go to trial. Often, the prosecutor reviews the information presented by Mr. Rosenstein and makes an acceptable offer before the case goes to court. The prosecutor also knows that Mr. Rosenstein will go to trial on behalf of an extreme DUI defendant if necessary.

Rosenstein Law Group has a known record of many acquittals and dismissals in drunk driving cases, even when high BAC levels were alleged by police. Our clients were arrested in area communities such as Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, throughout Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties. Call (480) 248-7666 at any hour to request a free case evaluation with a skilled Tempe extreme DUI lawyer.

What Is an Extreme DUI?

An extreme DUI as defined in Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 28-1382 is to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more but less than 0.20 within two hours of driving, and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed before or while being an actual physical control of the vehicle. Note that you do not have to have been driving a car to be arrested for an extreme DUI in Tempe; it is enough to be in physical control of the vehicle to be charged with this crime.

What Are the Penalties for Extreme DUI in Tempe?

If your BAC was measured at .15 to .199, about twice the .08 regular DUI BAC, and you are convicted, you will be considered an immediate danger to the public. Your penalties for conviction will most likely include the following:

  • Jail time of 30 to 180 days – and you must pay the costs
  • Other fines and fees
  • Up to five years’ probation
  • Impounding of your car, truck, or motorcycle for up to 30 days
  • Driver’s license suspension for 90 days to a year, with a work permit sometimes possible after 30 days
  • A requirement to have an ignition interlock device installed on your car for 12 months after your driver’s license has been reinstated

If you are convicted a second time for extreme DUI, you can expect to spend 120-180 days in jail (required minimum: 60 days), and your vehicle may be forfeited permanently. Were your charges at the super extreme DUI level of BAC .20 or greater? Call Rosenstein Law Group immediately to speak with a Tempe super extreme DUI lawyer.

An Extreme DUI Conviction Can Change Your Life

The penalties connected to an extreme DUI conviction in Arizona increase if this is not your first DUI in the last seven years. If you were convicted before, your punishment will increase to a mandatory minimum of 120 days in jail and over $3,500 in fees, plus one year of driver’s license revocation. For a third or subsequent DUI conviction in seven years, the penalties are further increased to a felony charge, with greater jail time and fines.

In addition to the penalties listed above, you could face other negative repercussions from an extreme DUI on your record. You will have to pay significantly more for your car insurance, for example – most likely leading to thousands of dollars in extra costs. If you have a business license or a professional certification, you also risk losing your license when the board discovers your extreme DUI violation. This can have significant consequences on your reputation, career and finances.

If you are convicted of a felony for an aggravated extreme DUI or a third or subsequent offense, you will be subjected to more significant jail time and fines. You will also lose the right to bear arms and vote in the United States. If you have custody of a child from a divorce, an extreme DUI could also be used against you to fight for a different parenting plan – one where you have less time with your child. An aggressive DUI defense lawyer can protect you from all of these repercussions and more as much as possible.

Aggressive Strategies for Extreme DUI Charges in Arizona

Tempe extreme DUI attorney Craig Rosenstein employs a full case strategy to attack the prosecution’s evidence. We can employ both affirmative and negating defense techniques to give you the strongest possible chance of avoiding a conviction or reducing the penalties you face. Our extreme DUI lawyers will explore every possible defense strategy on your behalf, such as:

  • Not in “actual physical control.” Arizona’s DUI laws require evidence that the individual was driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle. It may be possible to argue that although you were in a car, where you were positioned or the fact that the keys were not readily available could show that you were not in actual physical control.
  • Inaccurate blood or breath test results. If your BAC was measured at 0.15 or higher, we specifically evaluate the accuracy of the Breathalyzer machine, lab testing procedures and chain of custody of the sample, how the blood or urine sample was taken, how much time lapsed, and the methodology used when that blood was tested. 
  • Denied rights or police misconduct. We also look at the overall arrest and whether police followed proper procedure and observed your constitutional rights. If they did not, such as if they made an illegal stop, this could mean certain evidence against you gets thrown out or ruled inadmissible in court.

Our highly experienced DUI defense lawyers in Tempe can rely on several defense strategies to protect you during the criminal justice process. We spend a great deal of time and attention to detail to customize each case strategy and achieve the best possible results for every client. We will work hard to accomplish case dismissal, a “not guilty” verdict trial, or a reduction of the charges and penalties you face.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Extreme DUI Lawyer in Tempe

We understand your worries if you have been charged with extreme DUI in Tempe or anywhere in Arizona. Many clients of our law firm have had their extreme DUI charges reduced to a regular DUI level, and many others have had their cases dismissed or have been acquitted at trial.

To allay your fears, we offer a free initial consultation and preliminary case analysis. Call (480) 248-7666 at any hour, any day of the week, to request a free consultation with a Tempe extreme DUI attorney.


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