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Penalties For A First And Second Offense Super Extreme DUI In Arizona

When someone is arrested with a BAC of 0.20% or more in Arizona, they are charged with a Super Extreme DUI. A Super Extreme DUI carries harsher penalties and longer jail sentence as compared to a standard DUI or an Extreme DUI offense in Arizona. Read on to know more about the penalties for a first offense Super Extreme DUI conviction and a second offense Super Extreme DUI conviction in Arizona.

First Super Extreme DUI In Arizona – BAC 0.20% Or More

A first offense Super Extreme DUI in Arizona carries with it heavy fines, costs, and jail sentence. Anyone caught driving a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.20% or more will face:

  • 45 consecutive days in jail. Home detention is eligible after 3 days
  • Jail costs and fee $3,750. This includes jail/home detention costs and monitoring fee
  • Super Extreme DUI fines and fees of $3,244
  • Substance abuse screening that costs $50
  • Mandatory 36 alcohol abuse classes that cost $585
  • Driver’s license suspension of 90 days. This includes 30 days of no driving and possible restricted driving for the remaining 60 days.
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device for 18 months that costs $1,800
  • SR-22 insurance for 3 years. Each year costs $500, so the total amounts to $1,500
  • Increase in auto insurance rates by $3,000 per year for 3 years, which amounts to $9,000
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Possible impoundment of your vehicle

A Super Extreme DUI charge in Arizona can be further enhanced depending on the circumstances. For example, if there was a minor present in the vehicle at the time of arrest or if the driver was driving without a valid driver’s license, then the penalties are enhanced.

Second Super Extreme DUI In Arizona – BAC 0.20% Or More

A repeat offense Super Extreme DUI with a BAC of 0.20% or more within 84 months of any DUI/ DWI charge in Arizona is punishable by the following:

  • Mandatory 180 days in jail. Home detention is eligible after 36 days
  • Approximate jail costs, fines and fees of $4,650. This includes jail/home detention costs and monitoring fee
  • Super Extreme DUI fines, fees and surcharges of $2,500, excluding jail costs
  • Substance abuse screening that costs $50
  • Mandatory 36 alcohol abuse classes that cost $585
  • Driver’s license suspension of 1 year. During this revocation, a work permit may not be issued.
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device for 24 months that costs $2,400
  • SR-22 insurance for 3 years. Each year costs $500, so the total amounts to $1,500
  • Increase in auto insurance rates by $3,000 per year for at least 3 years, which amounts to a minimum of $9,000
  • Possible impoundment of your vehicle
  • The offender may be ordered to attend a MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Vitim Impact Panel which costs $100

As the consequences of a first time and second time Super Extreme DUI in Arizona are high, it is important to choose a highly skilled DUI defense attorney to defend your case. Call the Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan at 480-900-0384 or 602-900-0384 for a Free Initial Consultation if you are facing a Super Extreme DUI charge in Arizona.

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