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 have presented the most danger to the community as decided by and set forth by the Arizona legislature.
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In Arizona, an Aggravated DUI - Felony DUI charges can result from one or more of the following circumstances:
- Third DUI within 7 years;
- DUI while license suspended, revoked or restricted;
- DUI while you are required to have an ignition interlock device in order to drive and you were operating any motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device;
- DUI while a child under 15 years of age is in the car.
Arizona DUI Convictions Carry Mandatory Jail Time and In Some Cases Mandatory Prison
All felony DUI convictions involve jail time and extended loss of driving privileges in addition to extreme financial penalties. If you are charged with a Class 4 Felony "Aggravated DUI" then Arizona law mandates a minimum prison sentence of 4 months in the Arizona Department of Corrections! It is important that you have a strong, experienced Scottsdale 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.