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Super Extreme DUI Lawyer in Scottsdale

Arizona is one of the few states where you can be charged with a "Super Extreme" Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you are caught operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .20% or higher. This is a new law in Arizona with even tougher penalties than the regular DUI or "Extreme" DUI. Even first time offenders face a minimum of 45 days in jail under this new law.

“Super Extreme” DUI is a relatively new offense under Arizona law and is vigorously enforced in Scottsdale. Essentially, if you are arrested for DUI and your Blood Alcohol Concentration is .20% or greater, charges of Scottsdale Super Extreme DUI will be filed. Many drivers mistakenly believe that Super Extreme DUI cannot be charged unless the arresting officers witnesses unsafe driving or excessive speeding.

Nothing can be further from the truth. Even if a broken license plate light is the only reason you are stopped by the police, Super Extreme DUI charges can be filed if your B.A.C. is at least .20%. The difference between a basic DUI and a Super Extreme DUI could mean over six weeks in jail! With so much riding on the results of you blood or alcohol test, it is important to have a Scottsdale Super Extreme DUI Lawyer like Joshua S. Davidson who understands forensic alcohol analysis and, more importantly, how to attack it in court.

Penalties for Super Extreme DUI in Arizona

If you have been charged with a Super Extreme DUI in the Scottsdale area, it is essential that you seek representation from a qualified Scottsdale DUI Attorney before a conviction finds you facing one or all of these consequences:

  • License suspension for 90 days
  • Ignition interlock on your car for 18 months after your license is reinstated
  • Up to 5 years probation
  • Over $3,000 in fines, plus jail costs
  • 45 to 180 consecutive days in jail
  • If you are charged with a super extreme DUI a second time, the penalties are even worse:
  • License suspension for 1 year, with no eligibility for a work permit
  • Ignition interlock on your car for 18-24 months after your license is reinstated
  • Up to 5 years probation
  • Over $4,000 in fines, plus addition jail costs and interlock maintenance costs
  • Mandatory 180 consecutive days in jail

For repeat convictions, the penalties are even more severe. The minimum amount of mandatory jail time rises to a staggering 90 days and your drivers license will be revoked for a period of at least 12 months with no possible eligibility for a work permit. Once you do get your license back, you will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed and maintained in your vehicle for two years.

Needless to say, charges and penalties like these are no laughing matter. If you are facing Super Extreme DUI charges, it’s absolutely critical that you retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Scottsdale Super Extreme DUI attorney who knows the ins and outs of DUI law and defense.

With these severe consequences on the line, it's important to have a qualified DUI attorney like Joshua S. Davidson to examine your case and develop a strategy with a shot at reducing the charges to a lesser DUI or finding grounds for a complete dismissal. Arizona recently passed this law to get tough on prosecuting drunk drivers and you need a criminal defense lawyer who is equally aggressive and tough to fight back! With his past experience as a DUI prosecutor, Mr. Davidson can offer unique perspective and insight into your case

If you've been charged with a Super Extreme DUI, contact the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson today!

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