An Extreme DUI is a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of more than .15, but less than .20. An Extreme DUI conviction will result in substantial penalties, even if it is your first offense.
The mandatory minimum penalties for a first-time offense are:
Many courts also require alcohol education or counseling as part of a conviction for Extreme DUI.
Penalties for a second-offense Extreme DUI are even harsher. The mandatory minimum penalties are:
If you face Extreme DUI charges in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona, you need a skilled attorney on your side. A conviction can have substantial consequences in many aspects of your life.
The attorneys at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, have almost 40 years of combined experience assisting individuals across Arizona.
There are many possible defenses that we may be able to use in your case. The traffic stop may be unconstitutional if the officer lacked “reasonable suspicion” to pull you over. The officer must articulate specific facts that led to a reasonable suspicion that either a traffic violation occurred or criminal activity was occurring.
We will investigate every aspect of the traffic stop, as well as the results of any roadside, blood or breath tests.
Roadside or field sobriety tests also have weaknesses. We can expose these at trial to show the invalidity of the results obtained by the officer. We can also challenge the blood or breath tests. Each of these tests has problems that can result in artificially increased alcohol readings.
Our lawyers will review the crime lab’s work and consult with forensic alcohol experts to determine the presence of any of these problems in your case. Other potential defenses include Miranda violations, lack of probable cause to arrest you and right to counsel violations.
Our lawyers understand Extreme DUI charges and how to fight them.
If you have been charged with a DUI, drug charge, sex crime or any serious criminal offense, let an experienced defense team fight for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our partners today. Call (480) 562-3482 or send an email.