Arizona's laws come down hard on individuals who have been accused of "driving while under the extreme influence of intoxicating liquor." If your blood or breath test came back positive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15% or greater, you may face enhanced charges and penalties for extreme DUI or super extreme DUI. At Suzuki Law Offices, our Phoenix DUI lawyers aggressively defend clients facing extreme drunk driving charges. Attorney Richard Suzuki has more than 10 years of experience in criminal law, including experience as a former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney.
For professional, experienced, and aggressive representation, contact Suzuki Law Offices at (602) 842-6762.
An extreme DUI / DWI, or driving under the extreme influence of intoxicating liquor, is any DUI offense where the driver has a BAC between .15% and .19%.
Similar to an extreme DUI, a super extreme DUI / DWI by definition is any DUI offense where the driver has a blood alcohol content of .20% or greater.
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. If you are accused of extreme or super extreme DUI for a second time, you face even greater penalties.
Most people assume that because they have submitted a breath or blood sample that showed a BAC of .15% or greater, they will automatically be convicted of extreme DUI. This is not necessarily true. Contrary to popular belief, these tests are not always 100% accurate. There are dozens of factors that could lead to inaccurate breathalyzer readings. For this reason, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with Suzuki Law Offices as soon as you have been arrested.
We have been defending clients in Phoenix, AZ for more than a decade, so we know what it takes to win a difficult case. The consequences of an extreme DUI conviction are serious, so it is crucial that you put your best foot forward in the courtroom. We will not only analyze the accuracy of your breath or blood test results, but we will investigate the circumstances of your DUI stop to ensure that your rights were not violated. Don’t plead guilty until you have explored all of your options!
Even though the penalties for extreme and super extreme DUI are considered "mandatory" by law, they are not set in stone. If you were arrested for drunk driving, our DUI attorneys in Phoenix can help you fight your charges. The team at Suzuki Law Offices will challenge your DUI stop, your arrest, and the breathalyzer, field sobriety, and/or blood tests. The tools that officers use to determine BAC do not always work properly; if there were errors in your case, we will expose them.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for extreme or super extreme DUI, call us today for a free case evaluation!