What’s So Extreme?
This offense has solely do with a number: .150. Extreme DUI, is a type of per se charge. That means in and of itself having an alcohol concentration at (or above) .150 is a violation of the law.
Arizona’s Extreme DUI statute attempts to separate impairment caused by drinking alcohol from the corresponding alcohol concentration also resulting from consumption.
The 3 Charges
In the above illustration, if you are convicted of Extreme DUI then your punishment will be the same whether or not you are convicted of the other counts (#1 & #2).
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:
Unless there are other factors, specifically identified by law, a DUI is a misdemeanor offense.
Misdemeanor DUI cases are usually prosecuted in Municiple (City) courts or Justice Courts.