A “Super Extreme” DUI in Arizona is a Class 1 Misdemeanor per A.R.S. §28-1382(A)(2). To convict, the State must prove a person’s blood alcohol content is above a .20% within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Indeed, a conviction for a “Super Extreme” DUI carries liberty consequences even for a first-time offender.

Consequences For First Misdemeanor “Super Extreme” DUI

First-time “Super Extremes” carry harsh penalties. Specifically, a person charged with a first-time “Super Extreme” DUI faces the full-range of sentencing for a Class 1 Misdemeanor. However, the statutory minimums are the likely outcome. Still, at a minimum, a person faces 45 days in jail for a first-time “Super Extreme” DUI. However, a 2012 law change makes certain people eligible for home detention after serving 3 days in jail. Besides jail time, a person will pay approximately $3500 in fines, fees, and. assessments. There is also a mandatory license suspension of 90 days and a required ignition interlock device to be installed for about 18 months in any vehicle the person drives.

Consequences for Second Misdemeanor “Super Extreme” DUI

A second-time misdemeanor “Super Extreme DUI” offender faces harsher penalties than a first-time offense. Specifically, second offense penalties include the maximum 180 days in jail for a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Fortunately, one may be eligible for home detention after serving 36 days in jail. The fines, fees, and assessments for a “Super Extreme” DUI are approximately $4500. Also, a person faces a 1-year driver’s license revocation with an ignition interlock device being required for two years.

Choose Huss Law

Consequences under this section are harsh. It is imperative to consult with and retain an attorney knowledgeable in the details of a DUI investigation. Founding attorney Jeremy Huss has been handling DUI cases in Arizona for 20 years. His knowledge in DUI investigations and prosecutions is vast. Mr. Huss is as experienced as any attorney in this state and will place anybody charged with a “Super Extreme” DUI in the best possible position to favorably resolve their case.

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