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Before you can be charged with a second DUI offense in Arizona, you must have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .08 to .149 and have a previous DUI conviction on your record. Arizona has a look-back period of seven years after the first DUI conviction. That means your first conviction will remain on your record for seven years. If you are arrested during your look-back period, you will be charged with a second DUI.

Arizona’s DUI laws are strict, and second drunk driving charges are taken very seriously. Compared to the first offense, the second DUI offense carries much stiffer penalties and fines.

Watch this short video where David Cantor explains the penalties for a Second Offense Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona:


Minimum Possible Penalties for Second Offense Regular Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona

  • 90 days in jail with the possibility of 60 days suspended if Alcohol classes are completed. Minimum jail cost: $3,300
  • Alcohol Screening: $100
  • 36 Alcohol Classes: $1,000
  • Fines, Surcharges, and Assessments: approximately $3,500
  • 1 year driver’s license suspension, followed by 1 year of Ignition Interlock Device: $1,500
  • 30 hours of Community Service
  • SR-22 Car Insurance Policy $500 per year for 3 years: $1,500
  • Car Insurance Increases up to $3,000 per year for 3 years: $9,000

Grand Total: $18,400 (with car insurance) or $7,900 (without car insurance)


What Happens After You are Charged with a Second Offense DUI?

Because each case is different, there is no right answer to what will happen in your situation. The outcome depends on the circumstances of your arrest and your defense strategy. While you will face jail time, you will not necessarily be ordered to go to jail. The best way to get accurate advice about your case and reduce your damages in court is to give DM Cantor a call to get a Free DUI Case Review.

Call 602-307-0808 now to schedule a free consultation. You can also send us a message using our secure and confidential contact form. 

A 2nd Offense Misdemeanor Extreme DUI in Arizona is any DUI in which the blood alcohol level content is .150+ to .199. It is a second offense Extreme DUI if the individual has a prior DUI offense of any kind within the last seven years, and the current DUI is extreme. The individual does not necessarily need to have a prior extreme to have a 2nd offense extreme, as the prior DUI can be any DUI within 7 years time.

Are you looking for the punishments for a First Extreme DUI or Third Extreme DUI in Arizona?

Here is a short video of David explaining the punishment for a Second Offense Extreme DUI in Arizona:

If convicted of a 2nd Offense Misdemeanor Extreme DUI in Arizona, there are various punishments and fines. The individual will be required to serve 120 days of jail time and pay related costs, fines and surcharges of $16,000. The individual will also be required to undergo substance abuse screening for alcohol classes at a rate of $100, complete 36 of these classes for $1,000, and complete 30 hours of community service. Furthermore, the individual’s license will be suspended for a full year. At the completion of that year, a certified ignition interlock device is required to be added to the individual’s vehicle for 18 months, which will cost approximately $1,500. The driver must blow into this device in order to start the vehicle (it is hooked to the steering wheel), and then again every 15 minutes to keep the car running. Every 90 days, the individual must enter a specialized area to download the chip from the interlock device to prove that they have not been driving with alcohol in their system.

If convicted of a 2nd Offense Misdemeanor Extreme DUI in Arizona, there are also major insurance and career ramifications. A special ‘SR-22’ provision must be added to the individual’s insurance for $500 a year for three years ($1,500), which requires the insurance company to inform the DMV if the insurance lapses. In addition, your car insurance will increase $3,000 a year higher than their current rate for the next three years for a total of $9,000. If the individual has a commercial driver’s license, this will be revoked. If you have a career as a doctor, nurse, lawyer, teacher, etc., you will likely be fired or suspended because of this DUI conviction.

Let’s review the penalties associated with a 2nd Offense Misdemeanor Extreme DUI in Arizona:

• 120 days of jail time
• Jail costs, fines and surcharges: $16,100
• Substance abuse screening for alcohol classes: $100
• 36 hours of alcohol classes for: $1,000
• 30 hours of community service
• Suspended license for a full year
• Ignition interlock device for 18 months at a cost of: $1,500
• Additional ‘SR-22’ insurance provision for $500 per year for 3 years: $1,500
• Additional insurance premium costs of $3,000 for 3 years: $9,000

 If you choose to drive legally once your driver’s license is reinstated, the total cost is approximately: $29,500

In the State of Arizona, a conviction for a second offense Extreme DUI is a very serious situation. Our firm has had great results in defending these types of DUI cases. If you or a loved one has been suspected of a second offense DUI in Arizona, please call (or email) our offices at (602) 307-0808 to schedule a free case consultation.

An Aggravated DUI (driving under the influence) is charged as a felony in Arizona if it is your third such offense within seven years, or your license has already been revoked or suspended at the time you were stopped for DUI. A second offense Aggravated DUI occurs if you are picked up on a drunk driving charge and you have any prior felony. It does not have to be a DUI felony and it could have happened 20 years ago.

Watch this short video where David Cantor explains the punishment for a 2nd Offense Felony DUI in Arizona:

A second offense Aggravated DUI is a very serious offense in Arizona. Like child molestation, such a charge is “forever allegeable.” That means a conviction for aggravated DUI can be forever used against you and could be cited as “prior felony conviction” if you are once again charged with any felony.

A conviction of second offense Aggravated DUI in the State of Arizona can mean: 2.5 to 7.5 years in PRISON. You will lose your driver’s license for at least 3 years. In addition, if you decide to regain your license after three-year suspension, you must install an ignition interlock device for a two-year span at a cost of approximately $1,500. This device is installed in your vehicle, and you must blow into it in order to start your car. You also have to blow into it every 15 minutes to keep the car running. Every 90 days, you are required to take your car to have the interlock device tested to determine if you have been drinking and driving during that period.

Your car insurance provider will require an SR-22 policy in order to insure you, and that will cost $500 per year for a total of $1,500 over 3 years. Your auto insurance costs after an Aggravated DUI will increase at least $3,000 per year (for 3 years) for a total increase of $9,000. In addition, if you have a professional license, a gun license, or military job, you will lose it. You will even lose the right to vote.

Let’s review the consequences of a conviction for a 2nd Offense Felony Aggravated DUI in Arizona:

  • 2.25 to 7.5 years in PRISON, 4 years in Prison is the average sentence
  • Driver’s License Revocation 3 years
  • Interlock Ignition Device: $3,000
  • SR-22 Insurance Policy $500 per year for 3 years: $1,500
  • Car Insurance Policy increase $3,000 per year for 3 years: $9,000

An Aggravated DUI is a very serious charge in the State of Arizona. If you or a loved one is facing these charges, give us a call at (602) 307-0808. We may be able to reduce the charge to a first offense DUI, which means less jail time, shorter loss of license, and fewer penalty costs. View our DUI Case victories to see a sampling of the results we’ve gotten for our clients. Call or email us for a free evaluation of your case today.

Click one of the following links for more information on different DUI charges: First Offense Aggravated DUI, First Offense Super Extreme DUI, Second Offense Super Extreme DUI, First Offense Misdemeanor DUI, Second Offense Misdemeanor DUI, Third Offense DUI.

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