DUIs can be charged as felonies in Arizona. A felony DUI is called an Aggravated DUI. A conviction for an Aggravated DUI leads to even worse consequences than those called for by our strict DUI laws. An arrest for a DUI in Carefree or Cave Creek may lead to a felony Aggravated DUI in the following circumstances:
When you drove your license was suspended, cancelled, or revoked
This is your third DUI in the last 84 months (7 years)
You are required to equip your car with an ignition interlock device but do not
There was a minor under the age of 15 with you at the time of driving
You were driving the wrong way
Penalties for Aggravated DUI
Aggravated DUIs can lead to a minimum of 4 months in prison and up to 3.75 years in prison. Having prior felony convictions, even for non-DUI offenses, can lead to enhanced sentencing and harsher terms of imprisonment. There are secondary consequences as well, like having a felony conviction on your record and loss of driving privileges.
Where Will My Aggravated DUI Be Charged
Aggravated DUI’s from Carefree or Cave Creek will not be charged in a municipal court, but rather in the Maricopa County Superior Court. If you believe that your case should be an Aggravated DUI, but you find yourself in the Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court, then it is important to immediately contact an attorney to find out what you should do.
Call the Rosenstein Law Group today at 480-248-7666 or contact us online for a free consultation. The attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group are experienced in all facets of DUI law and can help you get the best possible result in your Aggravated DUI case out of Carefree or Cave Creek.