Have you been charged with aggravated DUI in Tucson?  Have you consulted with an experienced Tucson Aggravated DUI attorney concerning your aggravated drunk driving charge?

Arizona has some of the most severe penalties for drunk driving in the nation.  If you have been charged with aggravated DUI in Tucson, you are likely facing time in jail or prison, substantial fines, and loss of your driving privileges for a significant period of time.  Furthermore, an aggravated DUI conviction may have other non-legal consequences such as losing your job or being suspended/ expelled from your school.  If convicted you can anticipate having to disclose on almost every application that are a felon.  With so much at stake, it’s important to have an experienced Tucson DUI attorney on your side.

Aggravated DUI or felony DUI is charged as either a Class 4 or Class 6 Felony.  Aggravated DUI is a Class 4 Felony if you drove or was in actual physical control of the vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs to the slightest degree; or, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above .08 within 2 hours of driving, and one of the following is true:

  1. Your license was suspended, cancelled, revoked, refused or restricted
  2. You have two prior DUI convictions within (7) years of the current drunk driving charge
  3. You had an ignition interlock device on your vehicle

Aggravated DUI is a Class 6 Felony if you drove or had actual physical control of a vehicle while impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol or drugs; or, with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above .08 within two hours of driving, while having a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle.

Aggravated DUI Penalties In Arizona

Aggravated DUI 1st Offense (Class 4 Felony)

4 months – 3.75 years (prison)

3 year license revocation

2 year Ignition Interlock Device

$4500 (approximate minimum) fines and fees

Supervised probation

Alcohol screening and classes

SR22 high risk insurance

Possible community service

Aggravated DUI, Second Felony (Class 4 Felony)

2.25 years – 7.5 years (prison)

3 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device

$4500 (approximate minimum) fines and fees

Supervised probation

Alcohol screening and classes

SR22 high risk insurance

Possible community service

Aggravated DUI, Third Felony (Class 4 Felony)

6 years – 15 years (prison)

3 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device

4500 (approximate minimum) fines and fees

Supervised probation

Alcohol screening and classes

SR22 high risk insurance

Possible community service

Aggravated DUI 1st Offense (Class 6 Felony)

1 day (jail) – 2 years (prison)

3 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device

$4500 (approximate minimum) fines and fees

Supervised probation

Alcohol screening and classes

SR22 high risk insurance

Possible community service

Aggravated DUI, Second Felony (Class 6 Felony)

.75 – 2.75 years (prison)

3 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device

$4500 (approximate minimum) fines and fees

Supervised probation

Alcohol screening and classes

SR22 high risk insurance

Possible community service

Aggravated DUI, 2 or more Felonies (Class 6 Felony)

2.25 – 5.75 years (prison)

3 year license revocation

Ignition Interlock Device

$4500 (approximate minimum) fines and fees

Supervised probation

Alcohol screening and classes

SR22 high risk insurance

Possible community service