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Under Arizona law, DUI can be prosecuted as the result of either having impaired driving ability or having a BAC of .08% or higher within two hours of driving.  If a blood alcohol level of .15% or higher is present within two hours of driving, the more serious offense of Extreme DUI will be charged.  The mandatory penalties resulting from a first time Extreme DUI Offense include:

  • Jail: 30 Consecutive days
  • Fines: Approximately $2700
  • License Suspension: 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • Alcohol/Drug Counseling
  • Probation: Up to 5 years
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device on your Vehicle
  • Vehicle Impoundment

It used to be that a first Extreme DUI conviction in Maricopa County could result in a 30-day jail sentence, but could be reduced down to 10 days if the defendant agreed to an alcohol/drug rehabilitation program.  This law was recently changed and Arizona Extreme DUI conviction now includes a mandatory 30-day jail sentence, without the possibility of reduction for a first offense.  Unlike with the previous law, there will now be no chance of getting time suspended.  For a second Extreme DUI offense, you could be sentenced to 120 days in jail, with no chance of getting time suspended.

With this Extreme DUI law change, the penalties for an Extreme DUI conviction are especially harsh.  Can you imagine being in jail for an entire month, or even 120 days for a second Extreme DUI offense?  During your time in jail you could lose your job, not to mention financial security for you and your family.  These types of losses could lead to more serious financial problems that could result in losing your home entirely.

This is why you must fight to make sure that your rights are upheld throughout your DUI case in Arizona.  Founding attorney Ryan M. Garvey knows that your ability to provide for yourself and your family is very important to you.  You need a competent and confident attorney who will be able to fight for your rights and help you maintain your freedom.