The word “extreme” is often associated with sports such as BASE jumping, surfing, and motocross, to name a few. An extreme sport may be defined as more exciting, intense, over-the-top, demanding, and possibly more dangerous than the original sport. Another familiar phrase, “to the extreme,” can be defined as “to the nth degree” or to an extent further than what is usual.
In Arizona law, there exists a category of DUI offenses and penalties called “Extreme DUI.” What makes one DUI more “extreme” than another? In Arizona, if your blood alcohol level registers above .150, you’ll be charged with Extreme DUI, which carries a 30-day jail term, plus license suspension, monetary fine, and often requires installation of an ignition interlock device. And that’s just for a first offense. For second and third offenses, the penalties increase to 120 days in jail and higher fines.
But let’s not stop there, because Arizona has another category of DUI that tops the Extreme – the Super Extreme DUI. To be charged in this category, your blood alcohol level must measure .200 or over, and if it does, you could be looking at a minimum jail sentence of 45 days, even if it is your first offense. From the inside of a cell, the term “super” may not seem such a great thing.
Arizona law does not tolerate even the slightest degree of alcohol-fueled impairment to drivers. However, most people don’t stop to determine their own blood alcohol level before getting behind the wheel. However many drinks a driver has, law enforcement will determine the level of DUI offense, should that situation arise. And if you or someone you know is facing penalties that could change their future, any level of offense may seem “extreme.” So talk to an experienced DUI attorney at Zachary Law Group. We offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation. Let us take a look at the problem and “Zach-It”! Your decision to call could be an extremely wise one. Do it soon! Reach us at 1-855-Zach-law.