Extreme DUI

Extreme DUI Attorney in Chandler

The consequences of an Extreme DUI offense in Chandler, Arizona, extend beyond immediate penalties such as jail time and fines. Long-term implications, particularly increasing insurance premiums, can financially impact an offender for years. Yet, a charge doesn't automatically lead to a conviction. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the offense, and any uncertainty can reduce or dismiss the charges. Therefore, securing a seasoned DUI defense lawyer in Chandler is critical. 

Contact attorney Armando Nava today if you have been charged with an Extreme DUI in Chandler, AZ. When you work with the Nava Law Firm, our attorney will use their knowledge and experience to construct a robust legal strategy, increasing the chances of a favorable outcome. Contact the Nava Law Firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your alleged Extreme DUI charge.

What is Considered an Extreme DUI in Arizona?

Arizona Revised Statutes § 28-1382(A)(1) establishes that a person can face Extreme DUI charges in Chandler, AZ if they operate a vehicle and their alcohol concentration (AC or BAC) is at least .15 but under .20. This level indicates Extreme intoxication. Here are some details of how Arizona law considers a DUI to be Extreme:

  • Timeframe & Alcohol Consumption: The BAC must reach this level within two hours of operating the vehicle. The BAC or AC should be a result of alcohol consumed either prior to or during the vehicle operation.
  • Legal Limit: The legal BAC limit in Arizona is .08. However, an Extreme DUI charge applies if the BAC or AC is at least .15 but less than .20.
  • BAC Measurement: As per Arizona Revised Statutes § 28-101, BAC measures the amount of alcohol in a person's bloodstream as grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
  • Attaining High BAC: It's surprisingly easy to reach a BAC between .15 and .20. A 120-pound man who has five drinks in an hour might attain a BAC of .16. A man who weighs 180 pounds may hit a BAC of .15 after seven drinks in one hour.
  • Alcoholic Drink Definitions in Arizona: In Arizona, an alcoholic drink can be a 12-ounce beer (4.5% alcohol), a 3-ounce glass of wine, or a 1-ounce shot of 86-proof liquor.
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Penalties for Extreme DUI Charges in Arizona

A class 1 misdemeanor conviction is the potential outcome for an individual charged with an Extreme DUI offense in Arizona. The penalties for such an offense can range from a mandatory jail sentence of a minimum of 30 consecutive days up to six months. For first-time offenders, probation or deferred adjudication is only possible after serving the entire sentence. Additional penalties can include:

  • Fines and assessments up to $1,500,
  • DUI course,
  • Community service,
  • Alcohol or drug education program,
  • Substance abuse counseling,
  • Court costs,
  • 90-day minimum driver's license suspension,
  • $2,000 for public safety and prison construction funds,
  • One-year mandatory ignition interlock device.

Repeat offenders, or individuals convicted of an Extreme DUI offense within 84 months of a previous DUI conviction, could face:

  • Up to 120 days in jail (60 consecutive),
  • $500 fine and $250 additional assessment,
  • One year of an ignition interlock device,
  • 30 hours minimum community service,
  • $2,500 for public safety and prison construction funds,
  • One-year minimum driver's license suspension,
  • Alcohol or drug screening and education programs,
  • Court costs
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Contact An Extreme DUI Charges Attorney in Chandler

If you need an experienced DUI attorney in Chandler, AZ, please contact us at the Nava Law Firm. We understand the impact an Extreme DUI charge in Chandler, AZ, can have on someone's life. That's why we fight tirelessly for our clients, providing them with a vigorous defense to counteract the allegations against them. 

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe and other areas around Arizona. If you are in need of an experienced DUI attorney in Chandler, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Our Case Results

Second Time DUI

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced w/ No Jail.

Drug DUI

A man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge. Result: Case Dismissed.

Aggravated Assault

A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced to a Misdemeanor.


A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. Result: Not Guilty After Jury Trial

Resisting Arrest

A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of our client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. Result: Case Dismissed.

Domestic Violence

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal. Result: Case Dismissed After Diversion.


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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Many factors contribute to providing legal advice, including the specific facts of a situation. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Armando Nava is licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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