Chandler Super Extreme DUI Attorney
Being convicted of a DUI is never a good thing, however, in the state of Arizona, there are levels of DUI, according to your blood alcohol content—and some levels are definitely worse than others. A “regular” DUI can be charged for a driver with a BAC above .08; a Super DUI can be charged if the driver has a BAC above .15, and a Super Extreme DUI if the driver’s BAC is above .20.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Arizona, you definitely could benefit from having an experienced Chandler DUI defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices by your side. We understand how stressful it can be to have DUI charges hanging over your head. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to ensure the process goes as smoothly and stress-free as possible.
For hundreds of Arizona drivers, a DUI arrest will be the first criminal charge they have faced. The consequences for a conviction—particularly for a Super Extreme DUI—are very serious, even for a first offense. When you are facing jail time, heavy fines, suspension of your driving privileges, and the collateral damage DUI convictions bring, having an experienced attorney from Ciccarelli Law Offices can make all the difference.
Why Choose A Super Extreme DUI Lawyer From Ciccarelli Law Offices?
Our firm is different—we have decades of combined criminal law experience and always work toward the best possible outcome for our clients. Why should you choose our law firm to represent you when facing Super Extreme DUI charges?
- The attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices are battle-tested in local court systems and well-versed in any alternate sentencing programs available.
- Our overarching goal is to bring advocacy and experience to every DUI case we help a client with.
- We bring over 100 years of combined national criminal defense experience to Chandler, Arizona clients.
- Our Chandler criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those facing the loss of their liberties after being charged with a Super Extreme DUI.
- Attorney Lee Ciccarelli is recognized by Super Lawyers and has received the Ten Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.
- Ciccarelli Law Offices have hundreds of Five Star Reviews from clients across the nation.
What Is a Super Extreme DUI In Chandler?
According to a 2017 survey, the state of Arizona has the toughest DUI laws in the nation, followed by Georgia. There are only a couple of states that have laws relating to Super Extreme DUI and Arizona is one of them. If you are caught driving with a BAC of 0.20 percent or higher, you can be arrested and charged with Super Extreme DUI. Super Extreme DUI is a misdemeanor offense, but it comes with a jail sentence that is longer than many first-time felony offenses.
What Are the Penalties for a Chandler, Arizona Super Extreme DUI Conviction?
While all the penalties for a Chandler, AZ Super Extreme DUI conviction are severe, perhaps the most severe is a mandatory 45 days in jail. Being jailed for this length of time could negatively impact your job and your family. It is important to note that in the hands of a highly experienced DUI attorney this mandatory 45 days in jail could be reduced to three days in jail and eleven days of home detention. Home detention involves wearing an ankle alcohol monitoring device, or a telephonic alcohol breath testing device that you blow into twice a day.
This potential reduction in mandatory jail time can occur when your attorney successfully negotiates such a deal. You will be responsible for having an ignition interlock device installed on all vehicles you regularly drive and providing proof to the Court that you have done so. You may be required to keep the ignition interlock device installed for twelve months or longer. If you are granted home detention, you will be able to go to your place of employment each day.
If home detention is not available (justice or superior court) your attorney may negotiate to allow you to take part in the work release program at the jail—once you have served your initial 48 hours. This program allows those in jail to continue to work at their regular job for up to six days per week, with a maximum of twelve hours per day. The maximum jail time for a Super Extreme DUI is 180 days.
You could also face up to five years’ probation, be required to have an ignition interlock device placed on your vehicle for up to two years, be required to attend alcohol screening and alcohol dependency classes. You could be assigned community service and will have 8 points added to your MVD record. Finally, you will be required to obtain SR-22 vehicle insurance for up to three years, which can be prohibitively expensive. The financial cost for a Super Extreme DUI conviction can be as high as $7.500 in fines, fees, and costs related to jail time.
Your driver’s license will be suspended for at least 90 days, with no driving during the first 30 days, and restricted driving during the last 60 days. As you can see, the penalties associated with a Super Extreme DUI conviction are significant and can last for a considerable length of time. If you had a prior DUI conviction within the past 7 years, the mandatory minimum penalties increase significantly.
What Are Some Potential Defenses to Chandle Super Extreme DUI Charges?
Remember—just because you’ve been charged with an Arizona Super Extreme DUI doesn’t necessarily mean you will be convicted. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your charges, there may be a number of defenses available to you, as well as certain negotiation tactics that may be used by your experienced DUI attorney from Ciccarelli Law Offices. Of course, your history (whether you have prior DUI convictions), the underlying investigation of your charges, the alcohol testing method used, and much more will determine how your DUI attorney will respond to the charges.
There may have been significant investigation errors or testing errors associated with the BAC that warrant a dismissal of the charges. Obviously, this would be the best-case scenario. Your DUI attorney will determine whether a plea agreement or a trial will have the best likelihood of a positive outcome. In some cases, negotiating the charges down to “regular” DUI can result in lower minimum penalties.
In rare cases, a Super Extreme DUI might even be negotiated down to a reckless driving charge. How far above the .20 percent BAC you tested could be a factor in the negotiations, however, your attorney can still investigate issues with the blood testing process as well as procedural violations or violations of your constitutional rights. If you were given a breath test, your attorney may question whether the officer was properly trained in administering the test.
There may also be questions regarding whether the machine was properly maintained and calibrated, and whether the test itself was properly administered. It is important to discuss your options regarding your defense to Super Extreme DUI charges with your Chandler, AZ DUI attorney from Ciccarelli Law Offices. Don’t wait—the sooner we are involved in your charges, the better your chances of the best outcome possible.
Contact A Chandler Super Extreme DUI Lawyer Today
At Ciccarelli Law Offices, our Chandler DUI Defense lawyers know that super extreme DUI charges are serious and can wreck your future. That’s why we work tirelessly to protect your rights and freedom at every turn. You deserve a Chandler DUI defense lawyer that is there for you when you need them most. You deserve experienced and aggressive legal support after a DUI arrest. Let Attorneys Lee Ciccarelli help you through this difficult time. We have extensive experience helping complex DUI cases in Chandler and throughout the state of Arizona. Contact us or call today at (480) 725-6132.