A felony DUI charge in Arizona is called an Aggravated DUI. The penalties for an aggravated DUI are tremendous, even when compared with the already harsh misdemeanor DUI laws. Whether or not your arrest in Avondale will lead to a felony DUI charge depends on the circumstances you are in. Your DUI arrest in Avondale may lead to a felony DUI charge if:
You drove under the influence and had a minor under the age of 15 with you in the car
Your driver’s license was suspended, revoked, or cancelled when you were arrested
You have two or more prior DUI convictions within a 7 year period. Your third DUI will be charged as a felony.
What are the Penalties for a Felony DUI
If you are convicted of an Aggravated DUI then you will be sentenced to a minimum sentence of 4 months in prison along with probation. You may be sentenced for up to 3.75 years in prison. If you have prior felony convictions and are convicted of an Aggravated DUI you will face even more time in prison.
Where Do they Charge Aggravated DUIs
If you are charged with an Aggravated DUI after being arrested in Avondale then your case will be heard in the Maricopa County Superior Court. If you fall under one of the circumstances listed above but your case is in the Avondale City Court or a justice court then it is important that you speak with an Avondale DUI lawyer as soon as possible to try and use that to your advantage.
If you are facing Aggravated DUI charges out of Avondale then you should contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online for a free consultation today. Our collective skills, knowledge, and experience will help you in obtaining the best possible result, and getting legal representation early in your case is important.