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First Time DUI Penalties – Extreme and Super Extreme DUI

In Arizona, an “extreme DUI” is one where the suspect has a blood alcohol content between 0.15 and 0.199.  If the suspect has a blood alcohol content of higher than 0.20, it is considered a “super extreme DUI.”  First time offenses for extreme and super extreme DUI have their own sets of penalties above and beyond those for a regular DUI but are usually still charged as misdemeanors.

The penalties for first time Extreme DUI (BAC between 0.15 and 0.199) include:

  • 30 or more days in jail
  • fines, surcharges, jail fees, DPS assessments, prison fund fees and other miscellaneous court fees of approximately $4,000 or more
  • suspension of your driver’s license for at least 90 days
  • use of an interlock ignition device for up to twelve months
  • substance abuse screening followed by the recommended counseling
  • attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Impact Panel
  • probation for up to five years
  • attend traffic survival school because you have attained eight points on your driver’s record
  • possible impoundment of vehicle
  • may be ordered by court to perform community restitution

The Legal Jargon:  Arizona revised statutes § 28 – 1382.A.1.

The penalties for first time Super Extreme DUI (BAC more than 0.20) include:

  • 45 or more days in jail
  • fines, surcharges, jail fees, DPS assessments, prison fund fees and other miscellaneous court fees of at least $4000 or more
  • suspension of your driver’s license for at least 90 days
  • use of an interlock ignition device for at least 18 months
  • substance abuse screening followed by the recommended counseling
  • attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Impact Panel
  • probation for up to five years
  • attend traffic survival school because you have attained eight points on your driver’s record
  • may be ordered by court to perform community restitution
  • possible impoundment of vehicle

The Legal Jargon:  Arizona revised statutes § 28 – 1382.A.2.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI, it is important to have an experienced DUI attorney on your side.  At Oracle Law Group Office, P.C., we have veteran DUI attorneys who want to handle your case and guide you through this difficult time.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, every day counts.  Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.  At Oracle Law Group Office, we listen, we care, and we want to help.


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