I’m facing an Aggravated DUI in Maricopa County what are the consequences?

by Aaron Black • February 08, 2016
If you’ve been charged with an aggravated DUI in Arizona you will be faced with a mandatory ignition interlock device being installed on your car as well as a minimum of four months in prison,  supervised probation, fines, and license revocation.

Following the period of which your drivers license suspension/revocation an ignition interlock device will be installed on your car to deter drinking and driving. Before the vehicle can be started you must deliver a breath sample into the device. If you refuse to provide a breath sample or the sample exceeds a set blood alcohol level the IID device will log the event, warn you and then an alarm will start until the ignition is either turned off or a clean breath sample is provided.

Aggravated DUI’s in Maricopa County are classified as felonies and the penalties are some of the harshest in the country and are far more severe than those of misdemeanor DUI charges.

Aggravated Driving Under the Influence “Kid in Car” (Younger than 15) Class 6 Felony

  • Minimum Jail - 10 days jail, but 9 may be suspended
  • Maximum Jail - 2 years in prison **Higher if prior felony convictions**
  • Fines:
$250 Fee
$750 Fine
$630 Surcharge
$1500 Prison Fund 
$1500 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee
 
3 year license revocation
Probation up to 10 years if jail sentence
Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes
Possible community service
Up to 10 years probation
Monthly probation fees – usually $65/month
Possible SR22 insurance
2 years Ignition Interlock
DNA taken
Victim Impact Panel
Possible Driving Under the Influence Court program

Aggravated DUI Due to License Suspension or Third DUI in 84 Months Class 4 Felony

  • Minimum Jail - 4 months in prison
  • Maximum Jail - 3.75 years in prison **Higher if prior felony convictions**
  • Fines:
$250 Fee
$750 Fine
$630 Surcharge
$1500 Prison Fund 
$1500 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee
 
3 year license revocation
Probation up to 10 years if jail sentence
Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes
Possible community service
Up to 10 years probation
Monthly probation fees – usually $65/month
Possible SR22 insurance
2 years Ignition Interlock
DNA taken
Victim Impact Panel
Possible Driving Under the Influence Court program
Felony on your record
 
If you have been charged with an aggravated DUI, the severity of penalties and potentially life-changing implications of a conviction require a lawyer who has experience defending clients charged with an Aggravated DUI.

At the Law Office of Aaron Black, I have been successfully defending individuals charged with all criminal offenses, vehicular crimes and DUI's in all Arizona federal, state and city courts. I personally represent my clients and put my courtroom experience to work to obtain the best possible outcome.

If you are in need of aggravated DUI defense , contact me or call to set up a free consultation at 480-729-1683 to discuss your case today.
 

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
 
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