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Arizona DUI: Penalties for DUI/DWI, Extreme & Super Extreme Charges

A DUI, DWI or Extreme DWI conviction in Arizona has lifelong consequences. Arizona has some of the harshest sentences for DUI, DWI or Extreme DWI in the country. Without hiring an expert DUI Lawyer with a proven track record you may face one of the following sentences:

Arizona Regular/Non-Extreme DUI/DWI Penalties:

(Impaired to the Slightest Degree or 0.08% to 0.149% BAC)

  • ARS 28-1381 A1
  • ARS 28-1381 A2
  • ARS 28-1381 A3(Drugs)

First Conviction Regular DUI:

  • Mandatory Minimum Jail Time: Mandatory 1 day in jail (usually up to 3 days in jail the closer the BAC reading is to 0.149%)
  • Fines: Minimum fines and surcharges of up to $2,100 (not including jail costs)
  • Loss of Driver’s License: Driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days
  • Ignition Interlock Device: One year mandatory

For more information on the punishments for a conviction of a Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona, click here.

Second Conviction Regular DUI:

(Second DUI/DWI Conviction within 7 years)

  • Mandatory Minimum Jail Time: 30 days in jail
  • Fines: Minimum fines and surcharges of up to $2,500 (not including jail costs)
  • Loss of Driver’s License: Driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days
  • Ignition Interlock Device: One year mandatory

To see the full breakdown of the penalties for a 2nd Offense Misdemeanor DUI, click here.

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Arizona Extreme DUI Penalties (.15% or Greater BAC)

First Extreme DUI Conviction:

  • Mandatory Jail Time: 30 days in jail
  • Fines: Minimum fines and surcharges of up to $2,500 (not including jail costs)
  • Loss of Driver’s License: Driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days
  • Ignition Interlock Device: One year mandatory

In some cases a judge may order a person convicted of Extreme DWI not to consume alcohol for a period of thirty days or more by requiring them to wear a continuous alcohol monitoring device on their ankle, or blowing twice daily into a telephonic breath testing device. The court, in its discretion, may also extend this period of continuous alcohol monitoring. Click the following link for a full breakdown of the penalties for a conviction of First Extreme DUI in Arizona.

Second Extreme DUI Conviction:

(Second Extreme DUI within 7 years)

  • Mandatory Jail Time: 120 days in jail
  • Fines: Minimum fines and surcharges of up to $2,500 (not including jail costs)
  • Loss of Driver’s License: Driving privileges will be suspended for a year
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 18 months mandatory

For a full breakdown of the punishments for a second conviction for Extreme DUI in Arizona, click here.

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Arizona Super Extreme DUI (.20% or greater BAC)

First Super Extreme Conviction:

  • Mandatory Jail Time: 45 days in jail
  • Fines: Minimum fines and surcharges of up to $2,500 (not including jail costs)
  • Loss of Driver’s License: Driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 18 months mandatory

Here’s a full list of the penalties for a First Super Extreme DUI conviction in Arizona.

Second Super Extreme Conviction:

(with any prior DUI conviction for DUI/DWI within 7 years)

  • Mandatory Jail Time: 6 months in jail
  • Fines: Minimum fines and surcharges of up to $2,500 (not including jail costs)
  • Loss of Driver’s License: Driving privileges will be suspended for a year
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 24 months mandatory

Here’s a list of the full list of the punishments for a Second Super Extreme conviction in Arizona.


For more information about Extreme DWI penalties in Arizona click here or call us at 602-560-4004 to speak with a DUI Defense Lawyer.

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