My license is suspended and I was pulled over and charged with an extreme DUI. What will the punishment be? My main concern is jailtime.

Asked on June 8, 2009 under Criminal Law, Arizona


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It looks as though you were driving on a suspended license and then got pulled over for a DUI.  In that case, you are facing what are called "enhancements", that is the penalties for the offense will be harsher because of an additional factor, in this instance, driving on a suspended license.  Also, I don't know why your license was suspended; it was for a prior DUI that also enhances the penalty.  More than likely you are facing jail time.

Since I don't have all of the details, I've provided a link.  You can look up the penalty that fits your specific situation:

Bottom line, you are in serious trouble here and need to consult with an attorney in your area who specializes in DUI defense.

L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

For an Extreme DUI, that's a Blood Alcohol of .15 or more, the minimum mandatory sentence is 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended if you complete alcohol education; $250 fine plus 80% surcharge, plus $250 assemssment fee, plus other fees (usually around $750 total) Themaximum sentence is 6 months in jail, $2500 fine plus 80% surcharge and other fees; 3 years probation.  If you were driving with a suspended license already, you're probably not looking at the minimum here.

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