What is Extreme DUI, and can I go to jail?
Extreme DUI is charged when your BAC is over a .15 BAC and under a .20 BAC.
Super Extreme DUI is charged if your BAC is over a .20 BAC.
Depending what offense you are convicted of and how many DUI priors you have will determine the jail sentence. In Arizona, Extreme DUI and Super Extreme DUI convictions carry mandatory jail.
If you are convicted of Extreme DUI and have no prior DUI convictions within 7 years the mandatory minimum sentence is 30 days in jail. This could go up to 6 months.
If you are convicted of Extreme DUI and you have a prior DUI within 7 years the mandatory minimum sentence is 120 days in jail. This could go up to 6 months.
If you are convicted of Super Extreme DUI and have no prior DUI convictions within 7 years the mandatory minimum sentence is 45 days in jail. This could go up to 6 months.
If you are convicted of Super Extreme DUI and have a prior DUI conviction within 7 years the mandatory minimum sentence is 6 months in jail.
If you have been arrested for Extreme DUI or Super Extreme DUI in Phoenix, Arizona do not fear. There are many defenses to DUI. It is important you retain an experienced, qualified, and recognized Phoenix DUI Lawyer to represent you. Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star which will be published din April 2012. This honor is only given to the top 2.5% of lawyers in their field who are under 40 years old or have been practicing law for less than 10 years.
About the Author
Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.
Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.
After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.
After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.
Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.