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Extreme DUI & Super Extreme DUI in Arizona (Laws and Penalties)

Extreme DUI & Super Extreme DUI in Arizona

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Do you have an Extreme DUI / DWI or Super Extreme DUI / DWI 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 minimum $3,790 fine. Read the rest of this page to learn more about Arizona Extreme DUI Laws and Penalties then call us for a Free Consultation.

David explains what is an Extreme DUI charge in Arizona:

If you had a BAC of less than 0.15% read more about Regular DUI in Arizona. If you are being charged with a Felony DUI, then you need to read more about Aggravated DUI in Arizona.


The Difference Between Extreme and Super Extreme DUI / DWI

In Arizona, Extreme DUI / DWI and Super Extreme DUI / DWI carry more severe penalties than a Regular DUI (Learn about Regular DUI Laws and Penalties).

Arizona usually files two or three charges against you:

  • EXTREME DUI / 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 DUI / DWI (A.R.S. §28-1382 (A)(2)) Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.20% or greater within two hours of driving.
  • The Extreme DUI / DWI charge is the same as the DUI charge except it requires the BAC to be .15% or greater
  • The punishment is 10 times more jail time than a regular first offense DUI
  • The Super Extreme DUI / DWI charge requires the BAC to be .20% or greater
  • The punishment for Super Extreme DUI / DWI is 45 times more jail time than a regular first offense DUI. This is true even if it is your first DUI offense ever!


Possible Punishment/Penalties for Extreme and Super Extreme DUI / DWI

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

First Offense Extreme DUI / 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 $2,787 fine + jail costs
  • 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 to not 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 / DWI in Arizona.


First Offense Super Extreme DUI / 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 fine + jail costs
  • 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 $1,500-$1,800.
  • 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 / DUI– (.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 $3,744 fine + jail costs
  • 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 $1,500-$1,800.

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


Second Offense Super Extreme DUI / 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 $4,699 fine + jail costs
  • 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 over $1,800.

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


Third Offense Misdemeanor DUI:

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

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 Scottsdale, click here to find out what a Scottsdale DUI Lawyer can mean for your case.


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