If you have been arrested and charged with an aggravated DUI, or “felony DUI” in Tucson or within Pima County, Arizona, your case will be filed in Superior Court and that is where you will be expected to appear in-person on your noticed court date. The Arizona Superior Court in Pima County is located at 110 W. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The vast majority of driving under the influence of alcohol or drug DUI offenses are charged as misdemeanor offenses. If your case was charged as a felony DUI, or you are waiting for felony charges to be filed, that means at least one of the following situations must apply to the facts of your case:
This is an all-inclusive list of ways in which you could be charged with a felony DUI in Tucson, or in the Pima County Superior Court. If you recognize your case is one of the above situations, and your DUI is currently pending in city court charged as a misdemeanor, your case may be dismissed and re-filed later by the Pima County Prosecutor’s Office in Superior Court. If you do not see your situation above, your DUI case is not a felony, and that is good news for you. So, if you already knew your case is a felony, or If you just learned from reading the list above that your case will be filed as a felony, you are probably asking, “what are the penalties?” and, “what can I do to avoid the penalties?’
The consequences of an aggravated DUI conviction in the Pima County Superior Court broadly effect one’s life, from being permitted to drive a car again, to owning a firearm or even voting in elections. Upon an aggravated DUI conviction, the penalties one may expect include:
The consequences of a felony DUI conviction are severe and can have life-long impacts. If authorities have accused you of one of the offenses listed above and you are now facing these severe consequences, there is no doubt, you need the knowledge and skill of a criminal defense attorney experienced in DUI defense on your side. Founding member, Craig J. Rosenstein, is board certified in DUI defenses by the National College for DUI Defense, and the team of attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group are experienced and effective at defending felony DUI charges. Some of the defenses employed by our team of attorneys include:
The Rosenstein Law Group has been at the forefront challenging city and county prosecutor’s interpretation of “highway” in the “wrong way DUI driver law” A.R.S. 28-1383(A)(5). Many prosecuting agencies consider the term “highway” to mean any location intended for vehicle travel. Understanding how the relevant prosecutor defines highway can be the difference between a misdemeanor or felony conviction. The team of experienced attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group have drafted proposals sponsored by State Legislators that seeks to reform criminal justice in Arizona and draw attention to the unintended consequences of written legislation.
When you call the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 to speak with an NCDD Board Certified DUI Defense Attorney we will walk you through the felony process of your pending case in Superior Court and discuss your options, including how to avoid the harshest penalties. We also offer video consultations in addition to telephonic and in-person meetings to discuss your aggravated DUI. The decision on whether to contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case and your options should be made early. This is not a decision for another day – get informed early – and get the team of experienced attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group on your side today. You can count on RLG to fight hard for your rights and obtain the best possible results for you. Fill out a contact form online now or call 480-248-7666.