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What Are The Impacts Of An Extreme DUI in Arizona?

What Further Consequences Can Someone Possibly Face If It Were An Extreme DUI?

There are two different types of extreme DUI in Arizona. Technically, in the law, they are both referred to as extreme DUI. However, attorneys have come to call one of them an extreme DUI and the other one a super-extreme DUI.

In Arizona, if someone has a blood alcohol content at or above 0.15%, all the way up to 0.199%, that is referred to as an extreme DUI. If someone has a blood alcohol content at or above 0.20%, that is referred to as a super-extreme DUI. Whether it’s an extreme or a super-extreme DUI, you’re still dealing with misdemeanor offenses as long as someone had a valid driver’s license; did not have a child in the car; does not have more than one prior DUI conviction within the past seven years; was not ordered to have an ignition interlock device on the vehicle at the time; and did not have an issue with their license where it was suspended, revoked, canceled, refused or restricted.

In Arizona, no matter how high your blood alcohol content is, that is not going to transform a misdemeanor into a felony case. A first-time misdemeanor extreme DUI in Arizona substantially has more fines and fees than a regular DUI. There is the requirement of more ignition interlock device time, and there is usually going to b more required counseling but the license suspension amount of time remains the same. Also the amount of jail time goes up significantly.

For a first-time regular DUI, the minimum sentence is one day in jail and the maximum sentence is six months in jail. However, with an extreme DUI, the minimum sentence becomes 30 days in jail and the maximum sentence is six months in jail. Similar with the super-extreme DUI, the jail time requirement substantially goes up. The minimum required under Arizona law is 45 days in jail with the maximum being six months in jail. The higher the blood alcohol level, the harsher the consequences but things do not go so far to where the person is charged with a felony based on a high blood alcohol content. 

What Other Things Would Come Into Play With A Felony DUI?

Felonies have much harsher penalties. Felonies are looked down upon to a much greater extent in society. When talking about DUI related offenses, it’s going to require prison. Prison does not allow someone to get out to go to work. DUI related felony carries much greater fines and fees, much longer license suspension or revocation, and much longer ignition interlock device time.

If you need to Understand The Impacts Of An Extreme DUI in Arizona, call the Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan for a FREE Initial Consultation at 480-900-0384 or 602-900-0384 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.

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“I am one of only a handful of Phoenix DUI Lawyers that focuses solely on DUI Defense representation.”

I have spent my entire career SOLELY focused on Arizona DUI Defense Representation, having personally defended more than 4,400 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) clients in the past 19+ years.

If you’re looking for a Divorce Attorney, Tax Attorney, Civil Attorney, etc., I can comfortably say, "I’m not the one for you." I ONLY defend DUI cases in most of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Coming up with traditional, as well as outside-the-box motions and defenses for my clients, often with good results, is the hallmark of my practice.

Lawyers that say they are "aggressive" or "will fight for you" are a dime a dozen. They use these phrases because it is a proven advertising phrase. Being "aggressive" isn’t the same as being good, and is often used to put on a show to hide the fact that they aren’t doing anything meaningful for the client.

The same is true for the Lawyers claiming to do DUI Defense, and Criminal Cases, and Accident Cases, and Divorces, etc. A Jack-of-all-Trades is a master of none! By handling all sorts of cases, they take away from their ability to truly focus on DUIs, and keep up-to-date on the latest changes in DUI Defense Representation.

What I offer is intelligent, quality DUI Defense at an exceptional price. Unlike many other law firms, if you hire The Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan, you actually get me representing you, doing all the work, and working the case. You aren’t hiring one guy with all the experience, but getting the underling with very little knowledge or experience.

I work seven days a week on my client’s cases, and spend hours laying all my thoughts out for my clients in writing, so they can understand their options, and my recommendations. No other DUI Lawyer in the state does this. I try to do what I can to go above-and-beyond for my clients. I hate when the businesses I deal with nickel-and-dime me with hidden costs, and I take pride in not doing that to my clients.

I have not only taught other lawyers how to do DUI Defense Representation at statewide seminars, but I have produced DUI Legal Guides used by defense lawyers across Arizona.

I am one of Arizona's most award-winning DUI Defense Lawyers, as well as being recognized nationally. I was the only DUI Defense Lawyer in the United States named a "Power Lawyer" in a 2022 issue of USA Today

There are no other private Lawyers in Arizona that have personally defended more DUI cases than I have. And as a bonus, I offer a very reasonable flat rate for my legal services, with a payment plan, and without any hidden charges. This guarantees that I offer some of the most competitive rates among all Arizona DUI Attorneys, while being a well-documented and preeminent leader in the field of DUI Defense Representation.

Over the years, countless people have come to me after discovering that their first lawyer made a mistake, gave them false hope or false promises, or simply took their money and didn't do much to advance their case. And you would be surprised at how often this happens.

So, instead of wasting time and money on the wrong DUI Defense Attorney, do yourself a favor and get the proven and well-recognized best DUI Lawyer in Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Maricopa County.

You can reach me on my personal cell phone at 480-720-7839 for a Free ‘In Depth’ Consultation.

I personally defend DUI cases in urban Maricopa County City, Town, and Justice Courts, including:

Ahwatukee / Agua Fria / Arcadia Biltmore / Avondale / Buckeye / Chandler / Country Meadows / Desert Ridge / Dreamy Draw / Downtown / East Mesa / El Centro / Encanto / Gilbert / Glendale / Goodyear / Guadalupe / Highland / Kyrene / Litchfield Park / Maryvale / McDowell Mountain / Mesa / Moon Valley / North Mesa / Peoria / Phoenix / Queen Creek / San Marcos / San Tan / South Mountain / Scottsdale / Tempe / University Lakes / West McDowell / West Mesa / White Tank

For any other Courts in the State of Arizona, including Felony cases, I would recommend my associates on The Arizona DUI Team, whom I work closely with, but I am not the one personally representing the client.

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