What is an Aggravated DUI?

by Aaron Black • January 04, 2012

Aggravated DUI is a very serious charge. Aggravated DUIs are felonies and will remain on your record forever. Most people think they have been charged with Aggravated DUI because their BAC was high. This is not correct.

A person can be charged with Aggravated DUI a few different ways:

  1. You have been charged with DUI while our license is suspended, revoked, canceled or refused;
  2. You have been charged with your third DUI within 84 months;
  3. You have been charged with DUI while you have been ordered to have an ignition interlock in your vehicle; or
  4. You have been charged with DUI while there was a child under the age of 15 in your vehicle.

Scenarios 1 , 2, and 3 are class 4 felonies. Scenario 1 and 2 carry a 4 month mandatory prison sentence even if you have never had a DUI. Scenario 4 is a class 6 felony that requires a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 days in jail with 9 suspended.

If you have 2 prior felony convictions an Aggravated DUI can carry a 15 year prison sentence.

Aggravated DUI is a serious crime in Arizona that carries a severe punishment if convicted. If you have been charged with Aggravated DUI you need experienced representation. Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black has defended approximately 1000 people charged with Aggravated DUI. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and aggressive in defending Aggravated DUI cases.

If you have been charged with Aggravated DUI call Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black for a free consultation.

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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