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Fighting Against The Consequences Of Severe DUI Charges

An Extreme DUI is a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of more than .15, but less than .20. An Extreme DUI conviction will result in substantial penalties, even if it is your first offense.

Penalties For First-Time Extreme DUI In Arizona

The mandatory minimum penalties for a first-time offense are:

  • 30 days in jail
  • $2,500 in fines and assessments plus surcharges and court fees, which can result in an amount well over $3,000
  • A requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for 12 months
  • A 90-day suspension of your driver’s license or driving privilege

Many courts also require alcohol education or counseling as part of a conviction for Extreme DUI.

Penalties For Second-Time Extreme DUI In Arizona

Penalties for a second-offense Extreme DUI are even harsher. The mandatory minimum penalties are:

  • 120 days in jail
  • $3,250 in fines and assessments plus surcharges and court fees, which can result in an amount well over $3,500
  • A requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for 12 months
  • A one-year revocation of your driver’s license or driving privilege

If you face Extreme DUI charges in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona, you need a skilled attorney on your side. A conviction can have substantial consequences in many aspects of your life.

Decades Of Experience To Defend You

The attorneys at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, have almost 40 years of combined experience assisting individuals across Arizona.

There are many possible defenses that we may be able to use in your case. The traffic stop may be unconstitutional if the officer lacked “reasonable suspicion” to pull you over. The officer must articulate specific facts that led to a reasonable suspicion that either a traffic violation occurred or criminal activity was occurring.

We will investigate every aspect of the traffic stop, as well as the results of any roadside, blood or breath tests.

Roadside or field sobriety tests also have weaknesses. We can expose these at trial to show the invalidity of the results obtained by the officer. We can also challenge the blood or breath tests. Each of these tests has problems that can result in artificially increased alcohol readings.

Our lawyers will review the crime lab’s work and consult with forensic alcohol experts to determine the presence of any of these problems in your case. Other potential defenses include Miranda violations, lack of probable cause to arrest you and right to counsel violations.

Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side

Our lawyers understand Extreme DUI charges and how to fight them.

Schedule a free initial consultation at our Phoenix office today. Call 480-498-5290 or send us an email. We offer free consultations, low rates and payment plans.