Charged With An Aggravated DUI In Arizona? Act Quickly.
An aggravated DUI is considered a felony in Arizona. Being charged with an aggravated DUI is serious, and we recommend you promptly speak to a criminal defense and DUI attorney who is experienced in handling aggravated DUI cases in Maricopa County.
If you have been arrested for an aggravated DUI, contact Matthew Lopez Law, PLLC, for a free consultation of your case. Mr. Lopez is a criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record for defending clients charged with DUI.
How Do Felony DUIs Happen?
There are several scenarios in which a person can be charged with an aggravated DUI. The most frequent situation that gives rise to an aggravated DUI is when a person is arrested for a regular DUI while their driver’s license is suspended, revoked or restricted. This type of DUI charge is very common and can occur even if it is the first time a person has been arrested for a DUI, OUI or other related charges.
The second most common scenario in which a person can be charged with an aggravated DUI is when it is the third time they have been arrested for a DUI within an 84-month (seven-year) period. Often, a person will be charged with an aggravated DUI stemming from previous out-of-state DUI convictions. Matthew Lopez Law has found that it is common for people to be wrongfully charged with an aggravated DUI based on previous DUI convictions, occurring outside of Arizona, that would not have resulted in convictions had they been in Arizona. If this is the case, you should not be charged with an aggravated DUI, and Matthew Lopez Law will fight to have it dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge.
A person who has been convicted of an aggravated DUI will not only have a felony conviction on their criminal record, they will be sentenced to four months in prison, complete alcohol education, serve a one-year license revocation, incur fines of approximately $5,500, be placed probation and have to install an interlock device for 24 months.
With the serious consequences associated with an aggravated DUI conviction, it is important that your DUI case is handled by an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is not afraid to fight prosecutors and judges in an effort to defend their clients’ rights. Mr. Lopez is a successful attorney who provides clients with zealous representation and will use his skills and resources to provide the best possible results.
Contact Our Firm For Immediate Assistance
A felony conviction resulting from an aggravated DUI charge can be devastating to a person’s future. Do not try to fight your aggravated DUI alone, hire a lawyer who is well-trained at formulating effective felony DUI defenses. You can request a free consultation by email or by calling 602-960-1731 today.