Mesa AZ Extreme DUI

“How an Extreme DUI charge may be reduced or completely dismissed with a good Mesa Criminal Defense or DUI Lawyer”
The Mesa DUI Attorney you consult will tell you how serious a Mesa DUI can be and the devastating effects it can have on your life and future. But it becomes even more dire if the Mesa DUI is raised to the level of “Extreme DUI”. Mesa DUI charge classifications, definitions, penalties, and sentencing falls under the rule of Arizona State Laws. A Mesa DUI charge becomes an “Extreme DUI” if Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) exceeds 0.15%. The BAC level is generally determined by a breath alcohol or blood test administered by the Mesa Police and testing personnel. If the BAC level exceeds 0.20 it is then designated as a “Super Extreme” which carries even more severe penalties and incarceration time if convicted. If you have been charged with an extreme DUI in Mesa, Arizona it is important that you consult a good AZ DUI or criminal defense attorney who defends extreme DUI charges in Mesa on a regular basis in the Mesa Court.

Mesa DUI Laws
Arizona Extreme DUI Laws
“Article 3 Driving Under the Influence
28-1382. Driving or actual physical control while under the extreme influence of intoxicating liquor; trial by jury; sentencing; classification
A. It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state if the person has an alcohol concentration as follows within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle:

1. 0.15 or more but less than 0.20. {Extreme DUI}
2. 0.20 or more. {Super Extreme DUI}
(Cited in Part from Arizona State Legislature Website)

Mesa DUI Defense Options (first offense Extreme DUI):
First know that that fact that you were charged with a crime does not make you guilty and it is not a conviction. It’s just the beginning. It simply means that at the time of the arrest, the police felt they had “probable cause” do charge you with a Mesa DUI or Mesa Extreme DUI. An experienced Mesa DUI Attorney may be able to challenge that evidence and disprove that cause. If you have received a Mesa AZ extreme DUI here are your options:

A. Plead “guilty”. You could find yourself facing the max for first offense which includes minimum 30 days jail and up to 6 months; impound of the vehicle you were driving when arrested; use of Ignition interlock device on your automobile, suspension of driver’s license up to 90 days, court ordered alcohol or drug treatment program, probation, fines, fees, and or restitution if applicable. A second DUI or third DUI or more carry devastating including extended jail and prison sentences for convictions.

B. Ignore it. If you fail to appear for your court date on the required time and day scheduled, a warrant for your arrest will be issued by the court.

C. Show up to court unrepresented by a good private practice AZ criminal defense or AZ DUI Attorney. This is risky and dangerous to the outcome of your case. The results can land you with the maximum penalties. The prosecution knows the court’s protocol, how to argue your case, how to get you to incriminate you, and allow you to incriminate yourself, and how to make their case against you stronger. They will ignore any weaknesses, flaws, or any violations of your rights.

D. Hire a reputable and experienced DUI attorney who defends extreme DUI cases often in Mesa Court. A good AZ criminal defense or DUI lawyer who defends cases frequently in Mesa will fight hard to get your charges completely dismissed, reduced, or in the least a much better outcome in your case. There are many defenses that can be used, and evidentiary issues that can be challenged to accomplish this. A good Mesa DUI Attorney will examine evidence, overturn every stone, determine if there were any violations of your constitutional rights, verify the reason for the DUI stop, “probable cause” police used to justify your arrest, and many more factors. There are factors that may seem irrelevant to you, but a good DUI Attorney may see it as a passage way to a dismissal or other favorable outcome for you, which has a great amount of weight on your case. You will not get such benefits or evidence challenged without a good private practice Mesa, AZ Criminal or DUI attorney. A good private practice DUI Attorney in Mesa may be able to suppress evidence, get your case dismissed, a “not guilty”, or a reduction of your AZ DUI charges.

If you have been charged with any Mesa Arizona DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI with child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI, Drug, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, any Arizona DUI, Arizona Drug DUI, or any other criminal charge including theft, assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence, drugs crimes, probation violations, robbery, computer crimes, ID theft crimes, or any other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Mesa, Arizona criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).


The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Phoenix, Arizona , and surrounding areas valley-wide.

This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.

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