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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 Arizona extreme DUI penalties. 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. The Arizona extreme DUI BAC is set between 0.15 and 0.20. Someone with a BAC between 0.15 and 0.20 can be charged with extreme DUI.

Is an extreme DUI a felony in Arizona? Alarming as “extreme” may sound, extreme DUI is still classified as a misdemeanor under Arizona law. Still, 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 $3,000. 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.

You need an experienced Arizona extreme DUI lawyer

For some reason, some people who are facing criminal charges actually entertain the thought of representing themselves in court. While doing so is possible, it is simply not the smartest thing to do if you want to beat the charges against you.

For one, you don’t know the law the way a good extreme DUI attorney does. You can read all the law books you want, but nothing can beat the many years’ worth of skill and experience a criminal defense lawyer accumulates from being in court defending clients.

On top of their legal skill and experience, veteran lawyers like Arja Shah eat legal procedures and processes for breakfast. Filing motions, beating deadlines set by the judge, and browsing through hundreds, even thousands, of court documents are part of a lawyer’s tedious regular grind, which could easily exasperate a non-lawyer.

Another advantage of having a lawyer by your side is you have a measure of protection against abusive authorities. Most law enforcement officers are good people, but there are some within their ranks with the propensity to commit illegal acts like filing false reports, tampering with evidence, and even giving false testimony to make sure you land in jail. Good thing experienced attorneys can easily spot such irregularities and inconsistencies and will do everything to render all of them inadmissible in court.

Most importantly, criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to getting you the most favorable result possible. Whether it’s an acquittal, dismissal of the charges, or a plea bargain or settlement, you can rest assured that an Arizona extreme DUI lawyer like Arja Shah will do everything in her power to help you avoid a conviction.

Contact The Shaw Law Firm to schedule a consultation

If you’re facing Extreme DUI charges and you want to have a solid and effective defense right away, call Arja Shah today  and make an appointment for a consultation. Time is of the essence when it comes to the preparation of criminal cases, and you would want to have a head start to help improve your chances of beating the charges against you.

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“I was totally impressed and grateful for the expertise and successful case Arja handled for me. She answered my calls immediately and saved me a lot of professional and personal heartache. Arja did a great job refuting the State’s evidence and convinced the Prosecutor that my chewing tobacco was a major issue in the case that the officer did not check.”

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Thomas - Super Extreme DUI
Argued Police Stop Protocols and Reduced to a Fine

“Arja represented me for a DUI case in Scottsdale. I met with her immediately after being charged and she very quickly was able to speak to the prosecutor and get my charges reduced after my initial hearings. She was attentive and easy to talk to. She gets results.”

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Jason - Scottsdale DUI
Felony Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

“Arja was extremely knowledgeable and kept us up to date on the entire case. I would hire her and recommend her to anyone- although I hope I never need her help again! But if a problem arises I would be sure to call her!!”

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Maggie - Mesa Super Extreme DUI
Super Extreme DUI Reduced to First Time Regular DUI

“Ms. Shah got my charges completely dismissed. She worked hard, was thorough, and took care of all the details. Seriously, hire her. It’s a complete piece of mind.”

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R. Aguilera - Attempted Murder
Attempted Murder Charges DISMISSED

“During my recent DUI case and time spent working with Arja Shah, I can say I had an absolute positive Experience. She was there to represent me and handle my questions and concerns with ease. Thank you.”

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Michael - Phoenix DUI Arrest
Felony DUI Charge Reduced to a Fine

“I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable as well as up-to-date on the latest case law. She is one of the very few attorneys I would recommend to family or friends.”

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Michael Pittman (Attorney Peer)

“First, Arja is a superb and energetic attorney who is always willing to listen and help out in client cases. Second, she works hard for your case to minimize or eliminate penalties for the charges you are facing. She has a good analytical mind and presents your case successfully. Third, she is approachable even outside work hours if the situation calls for it. Always punctual for meetings. Lastly, she is an affordable attorney in comparison to some big-name law firms where personalized and flexible service is almost impossible. The above review is based on my experience derived from her working on my case.”

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T. McCarty- Extreme DUI Charge Possible 30 Days Jail
Reduced to Reckless Driving and a Fine

“Attorney Arja Shah took the time to compile letters from family members and show the Prosecutor that they lacked evidence to move forward with my case. Arja did what she said she would do and was there to help me. Outstanding Attorney.”

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Andrea- Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Violence
Charged Dismissed

Considering the amount of charges I was facing I ended up with the minimum charges I could have received. If it wasn’t for Ms/Mrs. Shah, I would have had to given up everything. I will forever recommend to anybody in need…

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Tyler Goodwill - DUI
Charges Reduced to Minimum
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