If you are arrested for DUI in Arizona, with a BAC at or between .15 and .19, you will be charged with an Extreme DUI. Arizona has increased penalties for DUI offenses when a person’s BAC reaches this higher range, including additional jail time and a possible 30-day vehicle impound.
The Rosenstein Law Group has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals, and reduced charges for clients charged with Extreme DUI. Contact us 24/7 at 480-248-7666 or online for a free consultation and case evaluation.
An Extreme DUI conviction may have severe consequences, including:
If a person is convicted of an Extreme DUI and has previously been convicted of a DUI committed within the prior seven years, also referred to as a “second offense Extreme DUI.” The penalties are increased to include 120 to 180 days in jail, a one-year driver’s license revocation, increased fines and fees, and 30 hours of community service (also called “community restitution”).
When people hear how severe Arizona is when it comes to prosecuting DUI offenses, it is easy to feel like there is no hope if you are charged with an Extreme DUI. Some people wonder if they should take the punishment and try to move on with their lives. While these are serious charges, that does not mean that a conviction is guaranteed. When an officer arrests you for Extreme DUI, they only need probable cause to justify that arrest. However, to be convicted of an Extreme DUI, the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. So, the question is not what you have been accused of but rather what evidence the prosecutor has to secure a conviction.
In these cases, the attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group employ a wide range of defenses based on the specific facts of each case. A proper defense starts with an independent investigation. We review body camera footage and police reports, interview arresting officers and witnesses, review and analyze BAC results for errors, and consult with forensic experts. A comprehensive approach gives us the best chance of finding defenses and violations of your constitutional rights.
During a DUI investigation, it is the police officer’s job to gather and document any evidence that they believe can be used against you to convict you of DUI. This means that if you only look at the police report in hopes of finding evidence of your innocence, you will likely be missing key pieces of information for your defense. We know how to unearth this information during our investigation, taking careful steps to determine what officers overlooked or failed to put in their reports. Understanding how the officers are trained gives us the insight to pick apart a DUI investigation.
We analyze your driving behavior, the traffic stop, your first interaction with the officer, your exit from the vehicle, field sobriety tests, portable breath tests, statements, breath and blood testing procedures, chain of custody, and important DUI-related time limits for BAC testing, to name a few. Every step of a DUI investigation is an opportunity to discover exculpatory evidence that can be used to defend you. This approach may lead to suppression of evidence, reduced charges, dismissals, and complete acquittals.
Suppose a dismissal or reduction in charges is not possible. In that case, we may negotiate alternatives to jail, such as home detention or work release.
Suppose you have been arrested or charged with an Extreme DUI in Arizona. In that case, you need an experienced attorney that will fight to get you the best possible result. Contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online for a free consultation.