Extreme and Super Extreme DUI Charges in Arizona

Arizona has many different classifications for DUI offenses, including Extreme and Super Extreme DUI.

An extreme DUI can be charged in circumstances where a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above .15.

Extreme DUI penalties for a first offense can include:

  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • Suspension of driver’s license for a minimum of 90 days
  • A minimum of 30 days in jail
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle for at least one year

If a driver has previously been convicted of DUI within the past seven years, then their jail sentence may be increased to 120 days.

A BAC of .20 or greater belongs to the category of Super Extreme DUI. Arizona is one of the few states that has enacted this classification. Super Extreme DUI is still a misdemeanor, but carries with it a minimum jail time that is greater than many felonies, and as such is one of the country’s most punishing laws for first time offenders.

Super Extreme DUI penalties for a first offense include:

  • Fines up to $2,500
  • Suspension of driver’s license for a minimum of 90 days
  • A minimum of 45 days in jail
  • Installation of an IID for no less than 18 months

In both cases, you may be forbidden from drinking alcohol and required to undergo regular tests for alcohol use. Substance abuse counseling may be recommended.

A DUI conviction in Arizona can have lifelong consequences. Don’t let past mistakes haunt you in your future – contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney to review your case and advise you on your options for legal aid. Each DUI case is different, and depending on your circumstances, it may be possible to reduce your charges if you act quickly. Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. offers free case reviews, so call us today at (602) 842-6762.


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