Fight Your Extreme DUI Charge. The Shah Law Firm Can Help
Even a first-time extreme DUI conviction can turn your life upside down. Arizona is home to the toughest DUI laws in the country and without effective representation, you could end up facing the maximum penalty. Don’t make the mistake of going up against the power of Arizona’s criminal justice system on your own. You need a talented and experienced attorney looking out for you.
That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose the Shah Law Firm. Arja Shah focuses exclusively on representing people who have been charged with a crime. She has an outstanding track record of fighting hard for her clients and getting results on their behalf.
Understanding Your Extreme DUI Charge
In Arizona, the level of DUI you are charged with is based on your blood alcohol content. Anyone suspected of driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher can be arrested and charged with DUI. Someone with a BAC between 0.15 and 0.20 can be charged with extreme DUI.
While extreme DUI is classified as a misdemeanor under Arizona law, the consequences can be severe and life-altering. Let’s take a look at some of the penalties.
Longer Jail Term: The minimum jail term for a first-time extreme DUI conviction is 30 days. In some cases, home detention becomes eligible after two days. Part of this sentence may also be suspended for first-time offenders who agree to attend a substance abuse treatment program.
Loss of Driver’s License: Anyone convicted of extreme DUI will also have their license suspended for a period of 90 days.
Ignition Interlock Device: The State of Arizona requires anyone convicted of extreme DUI to have an ignition interlock device installed once their license is reinstated. The device must remain on the vehicle for 12 months.
Fines and Court Fees: The fines associated with with an extreme DUI conviction typically end up costing around $2,700. There are also costs associated with maintaining and servicing the ignition interlock device and monitoring fees for those who were forced to serve home detention.
Criminal Record: People with an extreme DUI on their criminal record have a tough road ahead. The stigma makes it much harder to find employment. Because convictions are a matter of public record, many people suffer irreversible damage to their reputation.
How Should You Address Your Extreme DUI Charge?
When you are charged with driving under the influence, your first priority should be hiring a lawyer who will defend your rights and look out for your best interests. The Shah Law Firm has a proven track record of fighting for clients just like you.