DUIs that are charged in the Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court are misdemeanors, but DUIs in Arizona can also be charged as felonies, and when they are they are called Aggravated DUIs. The punishment for an Aggravated DUI is even harsher than for a misdemeanor DUI. Whether a DUI is a misdemeanor or a felony depends on its facts. Your Prescott DUI arrest may lead to Aggravated DUI felony charges if:
You have two or more prior DUI convictions within a 7 year period
You drove the wrong way
Your license was suspended
There was a minor under the age of 15 in the car
You were required to use an ignition interlock device
Felony DUI Penalties
The minimum sentence for an Aggravated DUI is 4 months in prison along with probation. A judge may sentence you to a maximum prison sentence of 3.75 years. However these sentences can increase if you have been previously convicted of a felony.
Where Will a Felony Aggravated DUI Be Charged
Felony Aggravated DUI charges in Prescott are filed in the Yavapai County Superior Court, not the Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court. However, if you are arrested for a DUI and one of the above circumstances apply to you and you find yourself in the Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court then you must speak to an attorney immediately.
Don’t face a felony Aggravated DUI charge in Prescott alone. Contact a legal team that has handled thousands of Aggravated DUIs in the state and helped their clients get the best possible result. Call the Rosenstein Law Group today at 480-248-7666 and schedule your free consultation.