Aggravated DUI in Arizona
Our Skilled Tempe DUI Lawyer Can Fight for You
In most circumstances, a drunk driving charge is considered a misdemeanor crime. While misdemeanor crimes can still be very serious, it takes particularly questionable circumstances for the state of Arizona to consider a drunk driving charge a felony. When it does, it is known as aggravated DUI charge.
If you have been charged with aggravated DUI, you could be exposed to particularly serious criminal penalties. At Kent Law PLC, our dedicated Tempe DUI attorney has more than 15 years of experience in the criminal defense arena and knows that it takes to thoroughly challenge the state's case against our clients and ensure the best possible outcome is aggressively pursued.
You do not have to face this uncertain time without a proven legal advocate by your side. Contact our firm today to start exploring you defense options.
When Is a DUI "Aggravated?"
For a drunk driving charge to be considered a felony, aggravating conditions must be present in addition to the driver having a .08% (or higher) blood alcohol concentration level. When these conditions exist, the state deems the incident a greater threat to the public and levies stronger charges against the accused. Aggravated DUI charges can be found in Arizona Revised Statute §28-1383.
A DUI is considered aggravated when:
- The driver is found to have suspended/revoked/restricted license.
- The driver is found to have been issued an ignition interlock device.
- The driver has already had two prior DUI convictions in the last seven years.
- The driver is found to have a minor in the vehicle.
Depending on the circumstances listed above, an aggravated DUI can be considered either a Class 4 or a Class 6 felony. For more information on the penalties that can come with these felony convictions and what our firm can do to help you effectively fight your charges, contact us at Kent Law PLC today.
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