Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a crime, and getting caught over the limit can have devastating consequences. In the state of Arizona, these penalties worsen with greater intoxication. Learn more to avoid thousands of dollars in fines and fees.
What Are “Extreme” and “Super Extreme” DUI Charges?
A typical DUI offense occurs when a driver’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reaches a level of .08 percent or greater. However, Arizona’s “Extreme” (.15 percent BAC up to .20 percent BAC) and “Super Extreme” (greater than .20 percent BAC) DUI statues attach stricter penalties to drivers found to have a greater BAC. Those who commit an “Extreme DUI” are guaranteed at least $2500 in fines, a minimum 30 days in jail, and a suspension of their driver’s license. Those accused of committing a “Super Extreme” DUI will face the same fine, with at least 45 days of jail time.
Other Forms of Arizona DUI: When a DUI is aggravated, it means that the driver is also driving with a suspended license or with more than three DUI offenses in the previous seven years. An aggravated DUI is a felony. Penalties include at least $4000 in fines, at least four months of prison time, and a three-year license revocation. Likewise, a driver who drives under the influence with a minor also faces an aggravated DUI charge and a minimum of 10 days of jail. DUI for those under the age of 21 is a misdemeanor—fines for this charge start at a minimum of $1500.
DUI charges can turn your entire world upside down. Don’t let the threat of an “Extreme” DUI give you nightmares any longer—the criminal defense attorneys at Blumberg & Associates can provide you with experienced DUI representation. Contact us at (602) 277-6180 to set up a consultation.
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