An Aggravated DUI is a felony in the state of Arizona. If you are convicted of an Aggravated DUI you face consequences far worse than even those of the already strict DUI laws. Your Buckeye DUI arrest may lead to felony charges based on your circumstances. You can be charged with a felony DUI in Buckeye if:
There was a minor under the age of 15 with you in the car at the time of driving
Your driver’s license was suspended, cancelled, or revoked when you were driving
You are required to equip your car with an ignition interlock device but do not
This is your third DUI within the last 7 years
You were driving the wrong way
Felony DUI Penalties
An Aggravated DUI conviction requires 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 been previously convicted of any felony you face enhanced sentences even greater than that and will be ineligible for probation. There are other significant consequences, like a felony conviction on your record, the loss of your driver’s license, and more.
Where Are Aggravated DUI’s Charged
Aggravated DUI’s from a Buckeye DUI arrest are charged in the Maricopa County Superior Court. If you believe that you fall under one of the above circumstances and have charges in the Buckeye Municipal Court, then it is important for you to get legal counsel immediately to discuss what you should do.
Call the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or contact us online if you are charged with a felony Aggravated DUI from your Buckeye arrest to schedule a free consultation. When you are facing such harsh penalties, you must have aggressive and smart legal representation like the Rosenstein Law Group offers.