Aggravated DUI Felony

Most DUI charges are Class 1 misdemeanors. While misdemeanor DUI convictions have serious consequences, more serious DUI charges are charged as either a Class 4 Felony or Class 6 Felony and have even harsher penalties. These felony DUI, or Aggravated DUI charges, are filed in the cases that result in the most danger to the community as decided by the legislature.

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In Arizona, an Aggravated DUI - Felony DUI charge usually results of one of these conditions:

  • Third DUI within 7 years
  • DUI while license suspended, revoked or restricted
  • You are required to have an ignition interlock device in your car and you do not, and you are impaired
  • DUI accident involving serious injury or death
  • DUI while a child under 15 years of age is in the car
  • DUI where someone was killed:
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Second Degree Murder

Arizona DUI Convictions Mean Jail Time

All felony DUI convictions involve jail time and extended loss of driving privileges in addition to extreme financial penalties. It is important that you have a strong, experienced Phoenix DUI Lawyer like William L. Morris to protect your rights and advise you as you go through the legal process. We work hard to eliminate or minimize the effects of a DUI conviction on you and your family.

Class 4 Felony DUI - Aggravated DUI Penalties

Jail:

  • 4 months minimum jail time, no suspension of sentence allowed.
  • If you were driving a vehicle you owned, the Court may take your vehicle as well.

Total Fines & Costs:

  • Approximately $150,000.00 in fines and costs, plus jail costs
  • NOTE: Jail time can add thousands of dollars to your total costs.

License:

  • 3 Year revocation.
  • Reinstatement of license is not automatic.
  • You are not eligible for a work permit during the period of revocation.

Counseling:

  • Mandatory substance abuse evaluation.
  • You must comply with recommendations.

Probation:

  • Up to five years.

Other Possible Requirements:

  • Use of an Ignition Interlock Device
  • Community Service
  • Attend one or more Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Panel sessions

Class 6 Felony DUI - Aggravated DUI Penalties

Jail:

  • Jail time is the same as the associated misdemeanor charge.
  • If you were driving a vehicle you owned, the Court may take your vehicle as well.

Total Fines & Costs:

  • Up to $150,000.00 in fines and costs, plus jail costs
  • NOTE: Jail time can add thousands of dollars to your total costs.

License:

  • 3 Year revocation.
  • Reinstatement of license is not automatic.
  • You are not eligible for a work permit during the period of revocation.

Counseling:

  • Mandatory substance abuse evaluation.
  • You must comply with recommendations.

Probation:

  • Up to five years.

Other Possible Requirements:

  • Use of an Ignition Interlock Device
  • Community Service
  • Attend one or more Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Panel sessions

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