In Scottsdale, there are two basic levels of DUI. The first is type of DUI is a regular or “basic” DUI which involves a BAC of at least .08%. If the driver’s BAC is above .15%, charges of “Extreme” are filed and the stakes go up tremendously. As of September, 2008, a conviction for Extreme DUI in Scottsdale carries with it stiff penalties including a minimum of 30 days in jail, as well as substantial fines, a 12 month revocation of your driver’s license, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device with GPS monitoring in your vehicle, and a 30-day impoundment of your vehicle. Repeat Scottsdale Extreme DUI offenses carry with them even more severe consequences.
Unfortunately, the consequences for a first time DUI do not end there. Arizona also has a newly recognized offense referred to as “Super Extreme” DUI which is charged when the driver’s BAC exceeds .20%. A conviction for this offense involves a minimum of 45 days in jail.
How will an Extreme DUI affect you?
If you’re facing charges and potential penalties as serious as these, it’s absolutely critical that you make sure you retain the services of a qualified, experienced Scottsdale DUI lawyer like Joshua S. Davidson to ensure proper protection of your rights.
Scottsdale Extreme DUI Attorney Joshua S. Davidson will carefully scrutinize the circumstances surrounding your blood or breath test results and attack any discrepancy or irregularities that may be discovered. He will conduct an in depth investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest. If it can be established in court that the arresting officer lacked probable cause arrest you in the first place, your entire case might be dismissed regardless of how high your BAC was.
If you have been convicted of any DUI offense within the prior 7 years, a Scottsdale Extreme DUI could mean a jail sentence of at least 60 days. Because the prosecution will be required to prove the existence of the prior conviction in court, Scottsdale Attorney Joshua S. Davidson will also research the circumstances surrounding your prior case. If there were any irregularities in the way that case was resolved or the documentation that will be used to establish its existence is somehow deficient, the prosecution may be unable to use the prior against you.
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Scottsdale Lawyer Joshua S. Davidson may also be able to expedite the release of your car if it was impounded by the police. Although the law does require a 30 day impoundment, you might be eligible for an earlier release if the car is titled in the name of another person.
Scottsdale Extreme DUI Attorney Joshua S. Davidson is committed to providing you with the best possible defense and fighting to keep you out of jail. Mr. Davidson personally handles every case that comes through the firm and will make sure that all your rights are properly protected in court.