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.