Charged with Super Extreme DUI? Contact the Shah Law Firm Today.
Arizona is considered a zero tolerance state when it comes to driving under the influence. As a result, the state has several levels of DUI charges ranging from a misdemeanor all the way up to felony DUI.
While Super Extreme DUI is still considered a misdemeanor under Arizona law, the penalties are severe and include a minimum jail term of 45 days.
What is Considered a Super Extreme DUI?
The state of Arizona determines the severity of DUI charges based on someone’s blood alcohol content. The legal limit is a BAC of 0.08. A BAC of 0.150 will result in an extreme DUI charge and a BAC of 0.200 is considered Super Extreme DUI.
What Are the Consequences of Super Extreme DUI?
Extended Jail Time: For a basic DUI conviction, the minimum jail term is one day. However, anyone convicted of Super Extreme DUI will spend a minimum of 45 days in jail. Some of that sentence may be suspended if you agree to undergo an evaluation and substance abuse treatment.
License Suspension: A conviction comes with a 90 day license suspension. Even after your license is reinstated, you’ll have to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle.
Ignition Interlock Device: While any DUI conviction will result in an ignition interlock device being installed, those convicted of Super Extreme DUI are forced to use the device for a longer period of time. The term increases from one year to 18 months.
Social Stigma: It’s hard to keep a Super Extreme DUI conviction secret. In fact, it’s likely your mug shot will end up on the Maricopa County website. Those photos are frequently picked up by local newspapers and news websites for publication. Because you mugshot is part of the public record, there’s nothing stopping someone from spreading it all over the internet. A conviction can be devastating to your reputation and good standing in the community.
Criminal Record: A Super Extreme DUI conviction will also show up on your criminal record. This can make it extremely hard to obtain a new job, or advance in your current career. It also means charges could become more severe if you are ever accused of a crime in the future.
How Do You Preserve Your Rights, Freedom and Reputation?
Arja Shah understands that being charged with Super Extreme DUI can feel hopeless and overwhelming. With a highly skilled and experienced attorney at your side, it doesn’t have to be.
The Shah Law Firm focuses solely on representing people who have been charged with a crime in Arizona. Arja Shah is passionate about the law and fighting on behalf of clients who value their rights. She believes anyone charged with a crime should have access to a capable and accomplished attorney.
Let the Shah Law Firm Fight for You
You don’t have to face DUI charges on your own. Contact the Shah Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. If you are serious about your freedom and protecting your rights, you need to hire a great lawyer.