A “super extreme DUI” is a DUI where the defendant had a blood alcohol content of .20 or greater within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle as a result of alcohol consumed previously. Under normal circumstances, a “super extreme DUI” is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail, probation, and a maximum fine of $2,500. What separates a “super extreme DUI” from a “regular DUI” or an “extreme DUI” is the suspect’s high blood alcohol content. If you or somebody you love is facing super extreme DUI charges in Arizona, speak with a Phoenix super extreme DUI lawyer at Stone Rose Law today to ensure your legal rights and future are protected.
A super extreme DUI involves a higher level of expected impairment, and a higher risk of societal harm, a conviction for a super extreme DUI comes with a more severe mandatory minimum sentence. Therefore, more jail time, higher fines, a more robust counseling component, and a longer interlock requirement than a regular DUI or an extreme DUI conviction. It is important to note that if you are charged with a super extreme DUI, you will almost always face regular DUI and extreme DUI charges as well since those offenses are lesser included offenses of super extreme DUI. If you have questions about the differences between super extreme DUI, extreme DUI, and regular DUI, speak with a Phoenix DUI attorney at Stone Rose Law.
The mandatory minimum criminal penalties for the first time super extreme DUI (BAC .20 +) are as follows:
The mandatory minimum criminal penalties for second offense super extreme DUI are as follows:
The defenses that are available in a Super Extreme DUI case vary depending on the specific circumstances of that matter. Some aim to defeat all of the DUI charges a person faces, whereas others may be specifically tailored to beat the charge of Super Extreme DUI. An example of the former type of defenses would involve evidence that you weren’t driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle, or that the alcohol measured in your blood was consumed after you drove or were in actual physical control of a vehicle. Examples of the latter might involve attacks on the state’s test to measure your blood alcohol content. These attacks may be centered on problems with the person who performed the BAC test, the procedures used by that person, or the equipment used during testing. It is important to note that these defenses are not mutually exclusive and that it is common for attorneys to attack DUI charges on multiple fronts.
There are many other DUI defenses that may apply depending on your case’s circumstances, so if you have been arrested or charged with a super extreme DUI, you must retain an experienced super extreme DUI lawyer in Phoenix to assist you. Call our law office at (480) 498-8998 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation with one of our Stone Rose Law Phoenix criminal defense attorneys today.