Aggravated (Felony) DUI – Phoenix Drunk Driving Lawyers and Drugged Driving Attorneys
While all driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Arizona are very serious, aggravated or felony DUI is especially serious given that jail time is a definite possibility. No matter how minor or serious you may think a DUI charge is, it is crucial that you retain an attorney who can help you fight your aggravated DUI charge with the goal of avoiding conviction and/or jail time. At Ariano & Associates, PLLC, our Phoenix drunk driving lawyers have been helping clients all across the state with a variety of DUI charges, and our attorneys will use their experience, skill and dedication to provide you with the legal representation that you need and deserve.
Aggravated (Felony) DUI Under Arizona Law
With very harsh DUI laws, you may be charged with aggravated DUI in Arizona in one or more of the following ways:
- Driving under the influence while having a suspended, cancelled or revoked driver’s license – this type of aggravated DUI is classified as a Class 4 felony;
- Driving under the influence with two prior DUI convictions that occurred within the last 7 years – this type of aggravated DUI is classified as a Class 4 felony; and
- Driving under the influence while having a child under the age of 15 in or on the vehicle – this type of aggravated DUI is classified as a Class 6 felony.
If convicted of a Class 4 aggravated DUI for the first time, you must serve a mandatory minimum jail sentence of four months, and the maximum jail time for a first time offense is just under four years. Further, the first-time offender must undergo alcohol screening and classes, as well as the imposition of significant fines. If you are convicted of aggravated DUI for a second time, you could face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of six years.
Because the consequences for aggravated DUI may lead to mandatory jail time, any individual charged with aggravated DUI should not fight the criminal charge alone. You need the strong advocates of Ariano & Associates, PLLC to help you resolve your criminal charge in a way that is fair given the facts and circumstances of your particular case. Not only is your freedom at stake, but you also face the loss of your driver’s license as well as lengthy probation.
Contact the Phoenix DUI Defense Attorneys of Ariano & Associates, PLLC Today
If convicted of aggravated DUI under Arizona law, you or someone you know faces serious consequences that could last for the foreseeable future. If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated (felony) DUI in Arizona, time is of the essence and you need to seek skilled legal representation right away. The Phoenix Aggravated DUI Defense Attorneys of Ariano & Associates, PLLC understand what is at stake when facing an aggravated DUI charge in Arizona. Not only are jail time and the imposition of significant fines possible, but you could also have a blemished criminal record for years to come. To make sure you are taking every step possible to avoid the harsh consequences of an aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona, it is important that you speak with one of the seasoned Phoenix Aggravated DUI Defense Attorneys of Ariano & Associates, PLLC. Our law firm has received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau and has received a number of positive online reviews. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Phoenix Aggravated DUI Defense Attorneys, contact Ariano & Associates, PLLC today by calling (623) 777-2058. We are available 24/7 to help you face and overcome your aggravated DUI charge in Arizona.