What are the Penalties for an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?
The punishments for aggravated DUI vary somewhat depending on the particular aggravating circumstance. For example, a first offense of DUI while a child is in the car, is a Class 6 felony, but can actually be charged and punished as a misdemeanor albeit with a mandatory revocation of the defendant’s privilege to drive in Arizona. By contrast, aggravated DUI charges based on a third offense within seven years, while the driver’s privileges were suspended with knowledge is a Class 4 felony, carry a mandatory prison sentence, suspension of driver’s privleges in Arizona, more than $3,000 in fines, and two to five years of probation as the lightest available penalties upon conviction. Also, an Aggravated DUI conviction is a “forever” felony.
At The Weingart Firm, our DUI defense lawyers have a proven track record of success in Aggravated DUI cases, and our attorneys are prepared to assist you at every stage of the legal process. In defending you on aggravated DUI charges, we use the full range of our skill and experience to achieve the best possible result under the facts. We challenge the probable cause for the arrest, the validity of any prior DUI convictions, and we work closely with outstanding forensic experts to attack the administration and results of any blood test or alcohol breath test. A successful attack can sometimes win the case or in the alternative, get a greatly reduced plea.