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Every moment matters when facing an Aggravated DUI charge. The sooner you get legal representation, the better your chances of achieving a favorable outcome. An Aggravated DUI conviction can have serious consequences, impacting your driving privileges, job opportunities, and future. Take control of your future and protect your rights by scheduling your free consultation today.

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In Arizona, being convicted of an Aggravated DUI is considered a felony and comes with severe consequences. Individuals found guilty could face imprisonment and the revocation of their driving privileges. In addition, substantial fines and fees, potentially running into thousands of dollars, may be imposed. Furthermore, a mandatory requirement for an IID installation on the convict's vehicle could be stipulated. All these penalties combined underline the importance of hiring an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process.

If you have been charged with an Aggravated DUI in Scottsdale, AZ, please contact the Nava Law Firm to seek assistance from one of our DUI attorneys. When you partner with our attorneys, you can have confidence in their unwavering commitment to your best interests. Our attorneys will tirelessly fight to protect your rights, freedoms, and future, working diligently to achieve the most favorable outcome possible in your particular circumstances. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

What is an Aggravated DUI, and What are the Penalties in Arizona?

In Arizona, per section 28-1383 of the Revised Statutes, Aggravated DUI charges apply if you drive under the influence while your license is suspended, revoked, or canceled; if it's your third or more DUI offense; if a child under 15 is in the vehicle; or if you have an ignition interlock device. DUI charges can also be leveled for impaired driving due to liquor, drugs, or toxic substances; having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more within two hours of driving, or .04 or more for commercial vehicles; or any presence of controlled substances.

An Aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona carries harsh penalties that can significantly impact your life. Here's a breakdown:

  • Driver's License Suspension (3 years): A suspended driver's license disrupts your personal and professional life. You'll depend on others or public transport for daily commutes.
  • Mandatory Prison Sentence (4 months): A guaranteed four-month jail term. This can lead to job loss, missed academic periods, and personal life disruption.
  • Substance Abuse Program: Mandatory enrollment and completion of 36 Substance Abuse classes, which can be time-consuming and disruptive.
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID) (2 years): An IID installed on your vehicle requires a breath sample to start the car. It's a constant reminder of the conviction and can lead to embarrassment.
  • Potential Extended Prison Sentence (up to 3.75 years): You could face additional prison time, further extending your separation from society.
  • High Fines: Thousands of dollars in associated fines, court costs, and fees, causing significant financial burdens.
  • Increased Insurance Premiums: Conviction substantially increases auto insurance rates, which is a long-term financial burden.
  • Professional Consequences: Loss of commercial driving privileges for several years, leading potentially to job loss and employment challenges.

Wrong-Way Driving While Under The Influence 

A wrong-way DUI occurs when a driver operates a motor vehicle while traveling in the opposite direction of traffic flow on a roadway, such as driving against traffic on a highway or freeway. This behavior is extremely dangerous and can lead to severe accidents and injuries.

Wrong-way DUIs are treated with utmost seriousness by law enforcement and the legal system. In Arizona, if a driver is caught driving under the influence while traveling the wrong way, it can result in an aggravated DUI charge.

Given the severe impact on your reputation, finances, and freedom, seeking competent legal help, such as from the Scottsdale, AZ, Aggravated DUI defense lawyers at The Nava Law Firm, is critical.

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How an Aggravated DUI Attorney Can Help You

Being arrested for or charged with Aggravated DUI can be a daunting experience, but it's not a hopeless situation. At The Nava Law Firm, we can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and present possible defenses to your charges. We can explain the legal options available to you in simple terms you understand, allowing you to make informed decisions about your case.

The defenses that may be available to you depend on the specifics of your case, but there are some common areas that can be explored:

  1. Constitutional Rights Violations: We check if law enforcement violated your constitutional rights during the initial traffic stop.
  1. Police Procedure Errors: We investigate if the law enforcement's proper protocols were followed before, during, and after your arrest.
  1. Validity of BAC Testing: We can challenge the accuracy of breath, blood, or other chemical tests used to determine your BAC.
  1. Field Sobriety Test Administration: We assess if field sobriety tests were administered correctly and if the results are reliable.
  1. Unlawful or Improper Arrest Procedures: We examine whether your arrest procedures, such as sobriety checkpoints or detainment, were lawful.

At The Nava Law Firm, we have a demonstrated record of success in handling DUI cases. Our attorneys are equipped to support you throughout the legal process. We operate quickly and efficiently to help you safeguard your driving privileges, maintain your freedom, and uphold your rights. We understand the gravity of an Aggravated DUI charge and are dedicated to providing the robust defense you need during this challenging time.

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Contact an Aggravated DUI Attorney in Scottsdale

If you're facing an Aggravated DUI charge in Chandler, AZ, contacting an experienced attorney like The Nava Law Firm is crucial. Our team combines years of experience and DUI knowledge to scrutinize every detail in your case carefully. We aim to uphold your rights throughout the process and guide you through the complex legal landscape, enabling informed decisions and promoting a more manageable experience during this challenging time.

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe and other areas around Arizona. If you are in need of an experienced DUI attorney in Maricopa County, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Our Case Results

Second Time DUI

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced w/ No Jail.

Drug DUI

A man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge. Result: Case Dismissed.

Aggravated Assault

A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced to a Misdemeanor.


A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. Result: Not Guilty After Jury Trial

Resisting Arrest

A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of our client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. Result: Case Dismissed.

Domestic Violence

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal. Result: Case Dismissed After Diversion.


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Legal Disclaimer:

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Many factors contribute to providing legal advice, including the specific facts of a situation. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Armando Nava is licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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