If you are arrested for DUI in Payson, Arizona with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level between 0.15 and 0.19, then you will be charged with an Extreme DUI. Arizona has increased penalties for Extreme DUI offenses, including additional jail time and a possible 20-day vehicle impound.
The Rosenstein Law Group can help you seek an acquittal, dismissal, or reduction of Extreme DUI charges. 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 you are convicted of an Extreme DUI and have previously been convicted of a DUI within the past seven years – also referred to as a “second offense Extreme DUI” – then the penalties increase to 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 you see how serious Payson is when prosecuting DUI offenses, it is easy to feel like there is no hope if you are charged with an Extreme DUI. You might even wonder if you should just take the punishment and try to move on with your life.
While Extreme DUI is a serious charge, it does not mean that a conviction is guaranteed. When an officer arrests you for Extreme DUI, the officer only needs probable cause to justify the arrest. But for you to be convicted of an Extreme DUI, the prosecutor must have proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. So, the question is not what you have been accused of but rather whether the prosecutor has enough evidence to secure a conviction.
In Extreme DUI cases our attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group use 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. This 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 he or she believes 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 own investigation, taking careful steps to find out what officers overlooked or failed to put in their reports.
Knowing 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.
If a dismissal or reduction in the charges against you is not possible, we might be able to negotiate alternatives to jail, such as home detention or work release.
If you have been arrested or charged with Extreme DUI in Payson, Arizona, 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.