The are several types of DUI offenses in Arizona. An extreme DUI is based on the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of the person accused of DUI. Specifically, if the person has a BAC above a .150 they will be charged with extreme DUI under § 28-1382 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Some of the penalties for being convicted of an Extreme DUI charge include:
- Incarceration (a term of jail)
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
- Driver License Suspension
- Substance Abuse Screening and any recommended treatment
The minimum jail term has been 30 days with up to 20 days suspended if the person complied with the recommended treatment resulting from the mandatory drug and alcohol screening. Simply out, the judge could reduce your sentence to 10 days. However, the Arizona Extreme DUI laws are changing in the near future. The legislature has amened the extreme DUI statute removing the ability of judges to do the following:
2) suspend all but 60 days of second offense extreme DUI sentences. Thus, offenders must serve a full 120 day term of jail.
The date of the offense will determine which penalties a person is facing. Moreover, the above stated penalties are for offender whose BAC level was between .150 and below .200. A person with a BAC of .200 or above will be facing even more punitive jail terms.