What is a Super Extreme DUI?

What is a Super Extreme DUI?

Being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious matter in the state of Arizona. A DUI is one of the many offenses that bases the offender’s penalties off how severe the crime was. The most serious type of DUI offense in Arizona is considered a Super Extreme DUI. You can be charged with a Super Extreme DUI in Arizona if your blood alcohol content is 0.200 percent or higher. This should not be confused with an Extreme DUI, which is for those who have a blood alcohol content of 0.150-0.199 percent.

The penalties for a Super Extreme DUI are as serious as they get. If you are charged and convicted of a first offense Super Extreme DUI, you can expect to face the following minimum penalties:

  • 45 days in jail
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • 30 Days of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • A $500 fine plus surcharges
  • $250 DUI Abatement Fee
  • $1000 Prison Construction Fee
  • $1000 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • No probation
  • 30-day vehicle impoundment
  • Suspension of driving privileges between 90 days and 1 year
  • Ignition interlock device for 18 months

The maximum penalties of a first offense Super Extreme DUI include the following:

  • 180 days in jail
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • 30 Days of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • A $2500 fine plus surcharges
  • $250 DUI Abatement Fee
  • $1000 Prison Construction Fee
  • $1000 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • 5 years probation
  • 30-day vehicle impoundment
  • Suspension of driving privileges between 90 days and 1 year
  • Ignition interlock device for at least 18 months

If you have been convicted of a Super Extreme DUI within the last 7 years and are facing your second or subsequent offense of this nature, the penalties are as serious as they get. The minimum penalties for a second offense Super Extreme DUI in Arizona include the following:

  • 180 days in jail
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • 90 days or more of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • 30 hours of community service
  • A $1000 fine plus surcharges
  • $250 DUI Abatement Fee
  • $1250 Prison Construction Fee
  • $1250 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • No probation
  • 30-day vehicle impoundment
  • Revocation of driving privileges for 1 year
  • Ignition interlock device for 24 months

The maximum penalties for a crime of this nature include:

  • 180 days in jail
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • 90 days or more of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • 30 hours of community service
  • A $2500 fine plus surcharges
  • $250 DUI Abatement Fee
  • $1250 Prison Construction Fee
  • $1250 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • 5 years probation
  • 30-day vehicle impoundment
  • Revocation of driving privileges for 1 year
  • Ignition interlock device for at least 24 months

If you have been charged with a Super Extreme DUI in Arizona,  it is critical to retain legal counsel. Contact our firm today.

The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. If you need strong legal representation, contact our firm today. 

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