Arizona Law Firm for Super Extreme DUI Cases
The Hogle Firm Super Extreme DUI Attorneys
In Arizona, the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) is taken very seriously, and the state has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. One of the most severe charges related to DUI is "super extreme DUI," which is defined under ARS 28-1382.
A person can be charged with super extreme DUI if they are found to be driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.20% or higher. This is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%, which is the threshold for a regular DUI charge.
If a person is charged with super extreme DUI, they face serious consequences, including fines, mandatory jail time, and a mandatory ignition interlock device. The penalties for super extreme DUI are even more severe than those for regular DUI.
First-time offenders face a minimum of 45 days in jail and up to six months, along with a fine of at least $500. The offender must also install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for at least 18 months. If the offender's BAC was over 0.25%, the minimum jail sentence is increased to 90 days.
Repeat offenders face even harsher penalties. A second offense within seven years is considered a felony, and the offender must spend at least 180 days in jail. They may also face a fine of up to $3,000 and a driver's license suspension for a year. The ignition interlock device must be installed for at least two years.
A third offense within seven years is also considered a felony, and the offender faces a minimum of four months in prison. The offender may also face a fine of up to $150,000 and a driver's license suspension for three years. The ignition interlock device must be installed for at least two years.
In addition to the legal penalties, a person convicted of super extreme DUI may also face other consequences. Their car insurance rates may increase significantly, and they may have difficulty finding employment, especially in jobs that require driving. A super extreme DUI conviction can also have a long-lasting impact on a person's personal and professional reputation.
It's important to note that in Arizona, law enforcement officers can also charge a person with regular DUI if their BAC is between 0.08% and 0.15%. If a person's BAC is between 0.15% and 0.20%, they may be charged with "extreme DUI," which also carries harsh penalties.
In conclusion, super extreme DUI is a serious charge in Arizona that can result in severe legal and personal consequences. If you plan on drinking alcohol, it's important to have a designated driver or use alternative transportation to avoid putting yourself and others at risk.
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