A Felony DUI is also known as an Aggravated DUI. If you have been arrested for a Felony DUI (Driving under the Influence) in Arizona, the best advice you can get is to contact an experienced Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney or Felony DUI Defense Attorney as soon as possible for a Free Consultation. Most of the best Arizona DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers will provide you with a free consultation. A Felony DUI is a very serious offense and carries very serious penalties under Arizona law. It can not be stressed enough for you to get DUI legal representation from a good DUI defense Lawyer in Arizona in the jurisdiction where you were charged.
A Misdemeanor DUI is elevated to a Felony DUI under the following circumstances and paraphrased from A.R.S. 28-1383:
DUI involving auto accident which causes bodily injury or harm to another person, pedestrian, cyclist, driver, or passenger in a vehicle.
• DUI manslaughter – When the DUI and Auto accident results in a fatality of another while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Your Third DUI within 7 years
• DUI while on a on a suspended license
• Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs impaired, and with a minor (In Arizona that is age 15 or under) in the vehicle you are driving.
Arizona Felony DUI Penalties under Arizona Revised Statutes
AZ Felony DUI Penalties are cited under Aggravated DUI A.R.S. 28-1383 and A.R.S. § 28-1383, up to 10 years. A.R.S. §13-902(B):
• A minimum of 4 months in Jail or Prison. (If record is clean with no prior felony convictions.) Also this is subject to circumstances if serious injury or a fatality has occurred, this sentencing may be significantly harsher.
• Up to $150,000 plus 80% surcharge
• $1500 prison assessment
• $250 abatement fee
• Evaluation Costs
• Drug or Alcohol Treatment & Counseling Costs
• Probation and probation Fees
• Driving Privileges can be revoked for up to 3 years
• Court ordered Ignition Interlock Device to be used on your vehicle
Arizona DUI and Felony DUI laws are constantly changing. The above penalties can change at any time. For the reasons above it is so important to hire an Arizona Criminal or DUI defense Lawyer. That AZ DUI Attorney needs to be familiar with defending Felony DUI charges in the court jurisdiction of which your were charged, be up to date on laws, co1urt and defense protocol and most importantly be extremely knowledgeable as to what defenses can be utilized the most effectively based on your circumstances in an effort to get the ultimate best outcome in your case.
Many winning defenses are outlined in the Arizona DUI Winning Defense Strategies Book Series © which includes “101 Arizona DUI Winning Defenses” © written by experienced DUI Defense Attorney and prolific Arizona DUI defenses Author, James Novak. The Attorney you choose to defend your Felony DUI in Arizona may mean the difference between getting a conviction and getting your charges dismissed. It may be the one of the most important decisions you make in a lifetime.
If you have been charged with any Arizona DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI with child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI, Drug, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, any Arizona DUI, Arizona Drug DUI, or any other criminal charge including theft, assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence, drugs crimes, probation violations, robbery, computer crimes, ID theft crimes, or any other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Arizona criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).
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This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.