Extreme DUI

Phoenix Extreme DUI Lawyer

Protecting Your Against Serious Penalties

Driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense in the state of Arizona. DUI accidents account for a large majority of the serious or fatal car accidents that occur throughout the Phoenix metro area. When a person drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she has a much greater chance of causing an accident. When a driver's BAC reaches .15% or higher, then their chances of causing a serious or fatal accident double.

DUI Laws in Arizona

In the state of Arizona, a person will be charged with a DUI if his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or higher. When BAC levels reach this percentage, the driver's level of alertness and coordination has become too impaired to safely operate a vehicle. An automobile can turn into a deadly weapon when it goes at high speeds and is not under the proper control.

When a driver's BAC reaches .15%, their ability to safely operate a vehicle becomes significantly more impaired, and a crash is almost inevitable. Even more serious than is DUI, Arizona has two other penalty categories known as extreme DUI and super extreme DUI. Any person found with BAC of .15% or higher, that has operated a moving vehicle within the two hours prior to their arrest, will be charged with extreme DUI. According to the Arizona Revised Statutes 28-1382, extreme DUI is an incredibly serious class 1 misdemeanor offense that can result in a number of legal consequences.

Understanding Penalties

For a first time offense, the driver will spend 1-6 months in custody, $2,500 in fines, and they are required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. This device will make it so the car will not start if they have a certain amount of alcohol in their system. Other penalties may include probation, jail fees, countless hours of community service, driver's license suspension or revocation, and more. Even if it is the driver's first DUI offense, you may face enhanced legal penalties even if:

  • there was a minor in the vehicle
  • if the driver caused the accident
  • if they had any prior DUI/criminal convictions on their record

Speak to a qualified and understanding Phoenix DUI attorney as soon as possible if you have found yourself facing accusations for driving while intoxicated.

Superior Legal Defense

In order to protect yourself during the legal process, it is important to retain the services of an attorney who has a thorough understanding of Arizona law, and who has successfully defended countless clients charged with an extreme DUI offenses. Attorney Anthony Knowles has been working in the criminal justice system for 20 years and has vigorously defended thousands of clients charged with driving under the influence.

As a former police officer, Mr. Knowles can inform you of the best way to talk to and deal with law enforcement. Furthermore, his prior experience has given him an inside knowledge as to how the state will build its case and prosecute you in court. Attorney Knowles is 100% committed to building a strong defense, fighting your extreme DUI charges, and aggressively contesting the prosecution's case against you. Their firm will ensure that every client receives the personal attention, time, and effort it takes to properly contest these serious charges.

If you have been charged with extreme DUI in Phoenix, do not give up and put yourself at risk for criminal conviction. Anthony Knowles is truly committed to fighting your criminal charges and helping you overcome this difficult time in your life. Contact his firm today to learn how they can help you!

Knowles Law Firm, PLC offers experienced criminal defense representation to clients in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Scottsdale who have been charged with Extreme DUI.

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