The difference between Extreme and Aggravated DUI

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2022 | Criminal Law | 0 comments

Driving with drugs or alcohol in your system is illegal. If arrested, you could face serious penalties for DUI, which can include jail time, loss of driving privileges and hefty fines.

The penalties for DUI depend on your blood alcohol concentration level and the situation surrounding the arrest. Depending on the circumstances, law enforcement may charge you with an Extreme DUI or an Aggravated DUI.

Aggravated DUI

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, you could face charges for an Aggravated DUI if you committed a DUI with a suspended, revoked or canceled license or if you get arrested for DUI for your third time in 84 months. You can also face charges for this type of DUI if you have a person under the age of 15 with you in the vehicle or you refuse to take a BAC test while using an ignition interlock device.

Extreme DUI

If you get arrested for DUI and your BAC level is 0.15% or higher, you could face charges for Extreme DUI. The severity of the consequences depend on if this is your first offense or your second or a subsequent offense. For example, a first offense for Extreme DUI comes with a jail sentence of 30 consecutive days with no eligibility for probation.

After a DUI arrest, you may have concerns about how this criminal charge will affect your finances, reputation and employment. Proactively defend your rights after the arrest and attend all hearings to prevent any complications or additional charges with your case.

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