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Extreme DUI – 1st Time Extreme DUI –
Arizona Revised Statute §28-1382

Extreme DUI is always charged as a third offense, in addition to Count 1: DUI – Impaired, and Count 2: DUI – Above a .08.

It is a third way the prosecutor can try to prove you Guilty at trial, but is still a Misdemeanor charge.

Extreme DUI is simply alleging that you were Driving or in Actual Physical Control of a Vehicle, and that you have a Blood Alcohol Content above .15, tested to within two hours of driving.

An Extreme DUI not only refers to the level of alcohol, but to the penalties if one were to be convicted of such an offense. An Extreme DUI conviction comes with nearly twice as many fines and fees as a 1st Time Regular DUI, as well as a minimum sentence for a first time offense of 30 days jail. The maximum sentence is six months.

This, again, is where having the right DUI Defense Lawyer comes into play. Experience counts. It could mean the difference between an Extreme DUI conviction, and a Regular DUI conviction, Reckless Driving conviction, or even a Not Guilty Verdict or Case Dismissed.

Or it could mean the difference between serving months in jail, or, potentially, a day or two.

What sentence a person actually serves, if any, really depends on how much the DUI Defense Lawyer knows. That is why it is so important to have a knowledgeable, experienced DUI Defense Attorney representing you.

The AZ DUI Team Attorneys have had Extreme DUI cases get reduced down to Reckless Driving, as well as Extreme DUI cases dismissed in full. The AZ DUI Team Lawyers have had Extreme DUI cases reduced down to Regular DUI cases, and have even had cases that, though they were Extreme DUIs, and the minimum sentence is 30 days in jail, the client was able to only spend two days of that 30 day sentence in jail, with the rest on Continuous Alcohol Monitoring.

There is quite a bit that can be done on an Extreme DUI case, but much of it is dependant on the individual facts of a person’s case.

1st Time Extreme DUI Sentence:

  • 30 days to 6 months in jail
  • Approx. $2,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • License Suspension
  • Possible Probation
  • Possible SR22 High Risk Insurance required
  • Possible Community Service
  • One Year Ignition Interlock Device

2nd Time Extreme DUI Sentence

– alleging a prior DUI conviction within seven years, although it doesn’t matter what type of prior DUI conviction it was (Regular / Extreme / Super Extreme), only what the new charge is):

  • 120 days to 6 months in jail
  • Approx. $3,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • License Suspension
  • Possible Probation
  • SR22 High Risk Insurance required
  • Community Service
  • One Year Ignition Interlock Device

Keep in mind that with an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer – like the ones on the AZ DUI Team – even a required jail sentence can be reduced down with certain options, such as Home Arrest, Continuous Alcohol Monitoring, and Suspension of Sentence for Ignition Interlock Device, depending on the court and judge.

 

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