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Not all DUIs are created equal.
Just ask Phoenix Suns player P.J. Tucker. He was arrested earlier this summer following a traffic stop and charged with "super extreme DUI." Extreme DUIs, also known as aggravated DUIs, can result in even more severe penalties than the already serious punishments meted out for a DUI conviction, including larger fines and more jail time.
What are aggravated and extreme DUIs?
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A DUI is elevated to the level of aggravated or extreme DUI by the presence of one or more so-called aggravating factors. These can include:
In Tucker's case, he was arrested for "super extreme DUI." Super extreme DUIs are an even higher level offense created by Arizona law and reserved for drivers whose BAC is .20 or higher.
A blood test administered on Tucker following his arrest showed his BAC to be .222. If convicted of "super extreme DUI," Tucker will be sentenced to at least 45 days in jail as Arizona law does not allow suspended sentences in "super extreme" DUI convictions.
DUI laws vary from state to state. If you're charged with aggravated or extreme DUI, an experienced DUI lawyer will know the laws in your state.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.