Payson Extreme DUI Defense Attorney

If you are arrested for DUI in Payson, 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 20-day vehicle impound. The Payson extreme dui defense lawyers at the Rosenstein Law Group are prepared to guide you through the legal process.

Extreme DUI Penalties – Payson

An Extreme DUI conviction may have severe consequences, including:

  • 30 to 180 days in jail
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Substantial fines and fees
  • 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • 12-month ignition interlock device requirement
  • Alcohol treatment classes
  • 8 points on your driving record
  • Traffic Survival School
  • Community Service/Restitution

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,” then 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”).

Defenses to Extreme DUI Charges

When people hear how serious Payson is when it comes 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 just 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, in order 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 what evidence does the prosecutor have to secure a conviction.

Skilled & Effective Payson Extreme DUI Defense Attorney

In these cases, the Payson DUI lawyers 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 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. This approach may lead to suppression of evidence, reduced charges, dismissals and complete acquittals.

In the event that a dismissal or reduction in charges is not possible, we may be able to negotiate alternatives to jail, such as home detention or work release.

Contact An Experienced Payson Extreme DUI Attorney Today

If you have been arrested or charged with an Extreme or Super 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.


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