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Extreme DUI Attorney Overview

Elite Extreme DUI Attorney

Lawyer Representation for Those Charged With Drunk Driving

It is illegal to drive while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs in every state in the United States, and a person who operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit of .08% can face charges for DUI/DWI. However, drivers may face additional charges if they drive while they are at twice the legal limit or higher.

If you have been arrested and charged with extreme DUI or felony DUI, you should contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer right away. An experienced attorney can help you determine your best options for fighting the charges, avoiding jail time or other serious punishments, and regaining your driver's license.

Extreme DUI

The circumstances for which a driver may face a more serious DUI charge can vary from state to state. In Arizona, the charge of extreme DUI applies when there is evidence that a person had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15% or higher while driving or within two hours of operating a vehicle, and the charge of super extreme DUI applies for a BAC of .20% or higher. Extreme DUI is a class 1 misdemeanor, and a person who is convicted of this charge will face the following punishments:

  • A minimum of 30 days in jail for extreme DUI and 45 days for super extreme DUI.
  • A minimum fine of $250 for extreme DUI and $500 for super extreme DUI, plus additional fees and assessments of $2,250.
  • The requirement to perform a certain number of hours of community service.
  • The requirement to use an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for one year after their driver's license has been reinstated.

A person convicted of extreme DUI for a second time within seven years will face the following punishments:

  • A minimum of 120 days in jail (with at least 60 days served consecutively) for extreme DUI and 180 days (with at least 90 days served consecutively) for super extreme DUI.
  • A minimum fine of $500 for extreme DUI or $1,000 for super extreme DUI, plus additional fees and assessments of $2,750.
  • At least 30 hours of community service.
  • Driver's license revocation for at least one year.
  • The requirement to use an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for one year after the reinstatement of their license.

Any DUI conviction can have serious consequences, but an extreme DUI will have long-lasting effects on your life, your freedom, your finances, and your driving privileges. If you have been arrested for extreme DUI, it is essential to work with an experienced DUI defense attorney. A skilled lawyer can examine the circumstances of your arrest and the evidence against you, helping you determine the best way to minimize the consequences that you may face.

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