In some circumstances, a DUI can be charged as a felony in Arizona. A felony DUI, known as Aggravated DUI, may lead to substantial consequences. You face an Aggravated DUI if you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under any of the following circumstances:
If you are charged with an Aggravated DUI in Kingman, they will file your case in the Mohave County Superior Court. The advice of an experienced attorney early on in your case will help ensure that you are provided the best possible defense. Contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Aggravated DUIs can lead to a mandatory minimum of 4 months in prison and up to 3.75 years in prison. If a person has prior felony convictions, even if they are non-DUI offenses, the prison term for an Aggravated DUI can be substantially longer than 3.75 years. In some cases, the punishment could increase to 15 years in prison. An Aggravated DUI is a class 4 felony in Arizona, except for an Aggravated DUI resulting from having a minor under the age of 15 in the car, which is a class 6 felony. An Aggravated DUI conviction may lead to many penalties and punishments, including:
Beyond the punishments and penalties handed down by the court and MVD, a person convicted of Aggravated DUI can expect their insurance rates to increase substantially. In some cases, an insurance provider may even discontinue your coverage altogether. An Aggravated DUI is also a permanent felony conviction on your record. A felony conviction also suspends certain civil rights, such as your right to vote, possess a firearm, hold public office, or serve as a juror. A felony conviction on your record may cause you to lose your job or future employment opportunities. A felony record may also affect your ability to hold a professional license, security clearance, or fingerprint clearance card and make it difficult to find housing.
If you face felony Aggravated DUI charges, do not wait to hire an experienced attorney to represent you in court. It would be best if you had an aggressive firm that will make sure your rights are protected. Contact the Rosenstein Law Group anytime, day or night, to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. Call 480-248-7666 or contact us online.