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Extreme DUI & Super Extreme DUI in Arizona: Laws and Penalties

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Do you have an Extreme or Super Extreme DUI in Arizona? Was your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) a 0.15% or higher?

If so, you are facing a minimum of 30 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. Read the rest of this page to learn more about Arizona Extreme DUI Laws and Penalties then call us for a Free Consultation. Our offices are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (602) 307-0808.

David explains what an Extreme DUI charge is in Arizona:

If you had a BAC of less than 0.15% read about Regular Arizona DUI here. If you are being charged with a Felony DUI, then you need to read about Aggravated Arizona DUI here. If you would like information on why you should hire an Arizona DUI Lawyer, click here.

Do you have a DUI case in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, or Tempe? Our attorneys handle cases in those city courts and have years of experience working with the judges.

Learn about Extreme DUI in Arizona Laws and Penalties

If you’ve been suspected of a Phoenix Extreme DUI then we suggest you read the rest of this document to learn about Arizona Extreme DUI Laws and Penalties and then call us for a Free Consultation at 602-307-0808. If you were arrested in Tempe, click here to find out what a Tempe DUI Lawyer can mean for your case.

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The Difference Between Extreme DUI and Super Extreme DUI

In Arizona, Extreme DUI and Super Extreme DUI carry more severe penalties than a regular DUI (Click Here to Learn about Regular Arizona DUI Laws and Penalties).

Arizona usually files two or three charges against you:

  • EXTREME DWI (A.R.S. §28-1382) Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.15% or greater within two hours of driving.
  • SUPER EXTREME DWI (A.R.S. §28-1382(D)(1)) Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.20% or greater within two hours of driving.
  • The Extreme DWI charge is the same as the DWI charge except it requires the BAC to be .15% or greater
  • The punishment for Extreme DWI is 10 times more jail time than a regular first offense DUI or DWI
  • The Super Extreme DWI charge is the same as the DWI and Extreme DWI charges except it requires the BAC to be .20% or greater
  • The punishment for Super Extreme DWI is 45 times more jail time than a regular first offense DUI or DWI. This is true even if it is your first DUI offense ever!

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Possible Punishment/Penalties for Extreme DUI and Super Extreme DUI

Below are videos that explain the possible punishments for extreme and super extreme DUI charges.

First Offense Extreme DWI – (.15% and above BAC):

  • First offense mandatory minimum 30 days jail and no days can be suspended* (this means you must serve all 30 days in jail – day for day)
  • Pay a $2,500.00 fine
  • Must attend alcohol classes
  • One (1) year of an IID being attached to your steering wheel after all license suspensions are completed (at a cost of $1,500)*#.
    Once you start your car, you must then continue to blow into the device every 15 minutes to keep your car’s ignition on!
  • Lastly, a judge may order a person convicted of Extreme DWI not to consume alcohol for a period of thirty days or more by requiring them to wear a continuous alcohol monitoring device on their ankle, or blowing twice daily into a telephonic breath testing device.
  • The court, in its discretion, may also extend this period of continuous alcohol monitoring.
    Click the following link for more information on a First Offense Extreme DUI in Arizona.

Super Extreme DWI – (.20% and above BAC)

  • First offense mandatory minimum 45 days in jail and no days can be suspended*. This means you must serve all 45 days in jail-day-for-day!
  • You will also receive a $2,750.00 fine
  • Must attend alcohol classes (presumably at least 36)
  • Eighteen (18) months of an IID being attached to your steering wheel after all suspensions are completed at a cost of over $2,000.00.
  • Lastly, the judge can order you to not consume alcohol for a period of ninety (90) days or more and require you to wear a continuous alcohol monitoring device on your ankle, or blow into a telephonic breath testing device twice a day. To learn more about the First Offense Super Extreme DUI penalties, click here.

Second Offense Extreme DWI – (.15% and above BAC with a prior DUI conviction within seven (7) years from this offense):

  • Mandatory minimum one hundred and twenty (120) days jail and no days can be suspended
  • Fine of approximately $3,250.00 fine
  • Must attend alcohol classes
  • 30 hours of community service
  • One (1) year of license revocation
  • Eighteen (18) months of a mandatory IID being attached to your steering wheel after all suspensions completed at a cost of $2,000.00.

Click the following link for more information about a Second Offense Extreme DUI in Arizona.

 

Super Extreme DWI – (.20% and above BAC with any prior DUI conviction within seven (7) years from this offense):

  • Mandatory minimum one-hundred eighty (180) days jail and no days can be suspended
  • Fine of approximately $3,750.00
  • Alcohol classes (at least 36 hours)
  • One (1) year of license revocation
  • 30 hours of community service
  • Two (2) years of an IID attached to your steering wheel after all suspensions are completed at a cost of $3,000.

To read more about a 2nd Offense Super Extreme DUI in Arizona, click here.

 

Third offense misdemeanor:

The prosecutor has the option of charging a third offense misdemeanor as a first offense felony, Aggravated DUI. . . and they usually do! Click here to Learn more about Arizona Aggravated DUI Laws and Penalties. There are a couple of circumstances where you can be charged with a 3rd Offense Extreme DUI, click here to find out more.

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