Extreme DUI Laws Scottsdale AZ
The Extreme DUI Blood Alcohol Limit (BAC) for alcohol is 0.15% but below 0.20%. If you are charged with a DUI 0.15% or greater, police will customarily charge you with three separate DUI offenses in the same stop. They will include the two or three BAC offense ranges of less than the one they were charged with:
• DUI "Impaired to the slightest degree"; A.R.S. §28-1381(A)(1)
• DUI above .08%; A.R.S. §28-1381 (A)(2)
• Extreme DUI above .15% A.R.S. §28-1382 (A) (1)
• Super Extreme DUI .20% A.R.S. §28-1382 (A) (2)
For example, if a motorist is charged with Super Extreme DUI, they will also be charged with 1) "impaired to the slightest degree", 2) DUI .08%; 3) Extreme DUI .15% and 4)Super Extreme DUI .20%. As a result, a motorist in this case would be charged with 4 DUI offenses.
Penalties Extreme DUI Convictions
If no other "aggravating factors" surround the incident, an Extreme DUI charge is a Class 1 Misdemeanor which is the most serious of Misdemeanors.
Generally, the higher the BAC, the more severe the penalties if convicted. Sentencing may include: 30 to 45 days in jail; $2500.00 fines; 1 year to 18 months ignition interlock device on vehicle; 90 days driver's license suspension; probation; fines; fees; costs and alcohol screening and counseling for a first time extreme DUI convictions. More penalties may apply.
Attorney for DUI Defense Scottsdale AZ
Any DUI arrest is serious. You should always consult a qualified criminal defense attorney before going to court, or pleading guilty. You have the right to defend your charges. There may be defenses that you are not aware of that could lead to a dismissal or reduction in charges or sentencing. If you wish to defend your charges, you should invoke that right, by retaining legal representation on your behalf. If retained, your attorney will make you're your rights are protected; defend your charges; and work to obtain the best possible outcome and resolution in your matter.
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