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Aggravated DUI Defense in Phoenix, Arizona

By:
Armando Nava

Aggravated DUI’s are the result of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content (BAC) that is .08 and above while committing one of the following “Aggravated” offenses under ARS 28-1383:

  • Receives a DUI while their license is suspended, canceled, revoked.
  • Receives a 3rd DUI within a period of 84 months.
  • Receives a DUI while driving a vehicle that has a person under the age of 15.
  • Receives a DUI while the person is supposed to have an Ignition Interlock Device installed in their vehicle. 
  • Receives a DUI while driving the wrong way on a highway.

If convicted, you could face no less than 4 months in prison along with mandatory fines, license revocation and an Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle. Arizona has the toughest DUI laws in the country. An Aggravated DUI conviction can be devastating to your everyday life. If you don’t have effective representation, you could end up facing the maximum Aggravated DUI Penalties. 

Aggravated DUI Penalties

Aggravated DUI cases can and have been reduced, but the likelihood of the case being reduced depends on the evidence in the case and skill / experience of the Aggravated DUI Attorney you have hired. Aggravated DUI’s are considered felonies and it is extremely important that you take it seriously and consult with an experienced attorney. Below are the penalties you may face if your attorney does not get your charges reduced or dismissed:

1st Time Class 4 Aggravated DUI Offense:

  • Minimum of 4 months in prison to maximum of 3.75 years in prison
  • $4,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • Revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Required to acquire SR22 High-Risk Insurance
  • Potential Community Service
  • Minimum of 2 years Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

Class 4 Aggravated DUI With a Prior Felony Conviction Sentence:

  • Minimum of 2.25 years in prison to 7.5 years in prison
  • $4,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • Revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Required to acquire SR22 High-Risk Insurance
  • Potential Community Service
  • Minimum of 2 years Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

Class 4 Aggravated DUI With Over 2 Prior Felony Conviction Sentences:

  • Minimum of 6 years in prison to 15 years in prison
  • $4,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • Revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Required to acquire SR22 High-Risk Insurance
  • Potential Community Service
  • Minimum of 2 years Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

1st Time Class 6 Aggravated DUI Sentence:

  • Minimum of 1 day in jail to 2 years in prison
  • $4,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • Revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Required to acquire SR22 High-Risk Insurance
  • Potential Community Service
  • Minimum of 2 years Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

Class 6 Aggravated DUI With A Prior Felony Conviction Sentence:

  • Minimum of 9 months in prison to 2.75 years in prison
  • $4,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • Revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Required to acquire SR22 High-Risk Insurance
  • Potential Community Service
  • Minimum of 2 years Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

Class 6 Aggravated DUI With Over 2 Prior Felony Conviction Sentence:

  • Minimum of 2.25 years in prison to 5.75 years in prison
  • $4,700 minimum in fines and fees
  • Alcohol Counseling
  • Revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Required to acquire SR22 High-Risk Insurance
  • Potential Community Service
  • Minimum of 2 years Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle

Lawyer for an Aggravated DUI Defense Phoenix AZ

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