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Second Time DUI Penalties – Extreme and Super Extreme DUI

If you have been charged with your second DUI in seven (7) years (84 months), you could be facing harsher penalties than your first time.  The court will look at how the State charged you, the date of violation of your prior DUI and your blood alcohol content or the presence of any illegal or prescription drugs in your system at the time of your second arrest in order to determine what, exactly, your sentence should entail.

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.”  Second 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.

In Arizona, the penalties for a second extreme DUI (BAC 0.15 to 0.199) include:

  • not less than 120 days in jail
  • fines, surcharges, jail fees, DPS assessments, prison fund fees and other miscellaneous court fees of approximately $4000 or more
  • revocation of your driver’s license for at least one year
  • use of an interlock ignition device for at least twelve (12) 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
  • thirty (30) hours of community restitution

The Legal Jargon:  Arizona Revised Statutes § 28 – 1382.A.1.

Arizona, the penalties for a second super extreme DUI (BAC more than 0.20) include:

  • 180 days in jail
  • fines, surcharges, jail fees, DPS assessments, prison fund fees and other miscellaneous court fees of approximately $4000 or more
  • revocation of your driver’s license for at least one year
  • use of an interlock ignition device for at least twenty four (24) 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.2.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a second 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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