Guarding Against The Harsh Consequences Of A Super-Extreme DUI
If you are stopped on suspicion of DUI and your blood alcohol concentration is above .20, you will be charged with Super-Extreme DUI. This is the highest level of misdemeanor DUI and if convicted, you could face harsh penalties.
Possible Penalties For First-Time Super-Extreme DUIs
The mandatory minimum penalties for a first-time Super-Extreme DUI are:
- 45 days in jail
- $2,750 in fines and assessments plus surcharges and court fees, which can result in an amount well over $3,300
- A requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for 18 months
- A 90-day suspension of your driver’s license or driving privilege
Many courts also require alcohol education or counseling.
Possible Penalties For Second-Offense Super-Extreme DUIs
Penalties for a second-offense Super-Extreme DUI are even harsher. If within seven years prior to the second offense you have previously been convicted of any DUI, in Arizona or another state, the mandatory minimum penalties are:
- 180 days in jail
- $3,750 in fines and assessments plus surcharges and court fees, which can result in an amount well over $4,500
- A requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for 24 months
- A one-year revocation of your driver’s license or driving privilege
Due to such steep penalties, it is so important to have a knowledgeable DUI attorney on your side.
Extensive Experience Handling All Types Of DUIs
The lawyers at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, in Phoenix have nearly four decades of combined experience representing individuals facing DUI and traffic-related charges across Arizona. We have a considerable track record of success and a former prosecutor of DUI cases on our team.
Building Our Customized Defense Strategy For Your Case
We begin by examining police procedures. The officer must have “reasonable suspicion” to conduct a traffic stop. If the officer cannot point to specific facts that led to a reasonable suspicion, we may seek a dismissal of your case.
After investigating the cause of the traffic stop, we will determine whether the officer had “probable cause” to arrest you. Probable cause can be challenged by looking at factors such as the roadside tests, the officer’s observations of you during your contact and other things like conversations with the officer.
Once the officer arrests you, we will investigate whether the officer followed proper procedures in obtaining blood or breath tests. We will work with experts in the field to determine the presence of any of these problems in your case.
Diligent Assistance Throughout A Life-Changing Event
Our lawyers will work diligently to minimize the impact on your life.