Super Extreme DUI

Super Extreme DUI

Phoenix DUI Attorneys Explain the Charges

Being criminally charged with a DUI in the state of Arizona is not simply as simple as blowing over a 0.08 BAC. In fact, the state has outlined several aggravating factors in which the criminal charge is elevated due to an abnormally high blood alcohol concentration. For example, if a defendant has tested for a BAC over 0.15 and under 0.20, they are eligible to be charged with an extreme DUI.

What if, however, their BAC is over 0.20? This is legally considered as super extreme DUI and it carries with it harsh penalties. According to 28-1382 of the 2010 Arizona Code, being in physical control of a motor vehicle while possessing a blood alcohol concentration of over 0.20, is punishable by a minimum of 45 days spent consecutively in jail. If convicted, the defendant will not be eligible for probation.

The defendant will also be required to pay a monetary fine of up to $250, might possibly be required to participate in community service and will likely be required to install an ignition interlock device into their vehicle for a pre-determined amount of time. There are also several other fines and assessments that might be mandatory.

Charged with a Second DUI Offense?

Being charged with one criminal charge of this nature, but often, repeat offenders will happen. When this occurs, the criminal penalties will become exponentially worse. Again, under 28-1382, a second offense will lead to penalties that include up to 180 days of imprisonment, 90 of which must be consecutive.

There will also be a $1,000 monetary fine, a mandatory 30 hours spent in community restitution and up to a year of driver's license suspension, as well as up to eighteen months of the ignition interlock device. With additional assessments and the possibility of being forced to cover jail costs, the monetary price of a criminal charge can grow to be extremely inconvenient.

Defending Against a Super Extreme DUI in Phoenix, Arizona

When you are facing criminal charges of this nature, you simply do not have the luxury of wasting your time. These charges are serious and have serious ramifications. You need to ensure that you have a DUI attorney on your side who will be willing to put in the time and elbow grease to build the strongest case possible. Regardless of whether they are seeking to combat the results of a breath test, or contesting the police stop or whether they believe that the blood test was contaminated, there are countless factors that can be utilized to build a strong defense to help defend your legal rights.

Tenacious Phoenix DUI Lawyers

Knowles Law Firm, PLC strongly believes that success often lies in the details and they are therefore unwaveringly devoted to ensuring that their clients receive the support and guidance that they deserve. Should you choose to work with a Phoenix DUI lawyer from their firm, you can breathe easier knowing that they will be on your side every step of the way to help you obtain the just outcome.

The firm does not believe that "good enough" will cut it. They know how much rests on the outcome of your case and will therefore fight tooth and nail to help you defend your freedom. A criminal charge will rest heavily on your future - you simply cannot be flippant when so much is at stake. Call for a private consultation today!

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