Super Extreme DUI Defense Attorneys

Super Extreme DUI ArrestIn reality, there is no law regarding “super extreme DUI.”  This name has come into being because of the routinely applied harsher sentences for DUIs involving a blood alcohol content of more than .20 percent.

Arizona law may not mention “super extreme DUI” by name, but the law certainly allows prosecutors to use extremely high BACs as the basis for seeking harsher punishments.  In order to be convicted of a super extreme DUI, the driver must be shown to have been in the physical control of a vehicle within two hours of being tested at such a high BAC.

Penalties for Super Extreme DUI

A super extreme DUI carries the harshest penalties possible for drivers who are convicted of this crime.  These penalties include:

  • Required alcohol counseling, paid for by the driver
  • A minimum 18 months of Ignition Interlock Device installation in the vehicle, paid for by the driver
  • At least 45 days and up to six months in jail
  • About $3,200 in fines
  • License suspension
  • Community service

If a driver is convicted of any other type of DUI prior to the charge of super extreme DUI, the super extreme DUI automatically becomes a second offense and carries the following penalties:

  • Six months in jail
  • $3,200 in fines
  • Mandatory alcohol counseling
  • Minimum two-year Ignition Interlock Device installation
  • License suspension
  • Community service
  • Probation

Another consequence of any type of DUI is its effect on car insurance.  Most people convicted of a DUI cannot buy regular car insurance for some time after the conviction and must file an SR-22 report with the state.  This means purchasing expensive car coverage when they are allowed to drive again.

If you are charged with super extreme DUI, there is no question that you need legal advice.  Most people who try to handle their own DUI charges to “save money” wind up with far greater fines and fees than if they had retained an attorney.  They may also end up paying for years for IIDs, license reinstatement fees and counseling requirements.

A better plan is usually to consult a DUI defense attorney.  DUI lawyers offer free consultations so that those accused of DUI in any form can learn about their rights, the possible consequences of a conviction and the options they have for negotiating a better sentence or even having the charges dismissed.