The type of DUI that you may be charged with depends on several factors in Arizona. Two ways in which Arizona categorizes DUIs are by BAC level and the circumstances surrounding your DUI. In regards to the circumstances surrounding your DUI, your charge could depend on what other law you broke in congruence with driving under the influence or conduct that is frowned upon in the eyes of  the law.
 Aggravated DUIs: Class 4 and Class 6 Felonies

A standard DUI charge is typically a class 1 misdemeanor. However, according to A.R.S. §28-1383, what would be considered a class 1 misdemeanor, is elevated to a class 4 felony or a class 6 felony.

A class 4 felony, aggravated DUI can be charged when a person drives or controls a vehicle with a BAC level above .08 while:

  • Having a suspended, cancelled, revoked, refused, or restricted license;
  • Having two prior DUI convictions within the past 7 years; or
  • Ordered to have an ignition interlock device

A class 6 felony, aggravated DUI can be charged when a person drives or controls a vehicle with a BAC level above .08 while having a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle.

Penalties For Class 4 Felony Aggravated DUIs

  • Minimum Sentence: 4 months is prison
  • Maximum Sentence: 3 years and 9 months
  • Fines & Costs: Approximately $5,500
  • License Suspension: 3 years
  • Probation: Up to 10 years
  • Interlock Device: Required
  • Counseling: Duration of counseling determined by results of evaluation and screening

Penalties For Class 6 Felony Aggravated DUIs

  • Minimum & Maximum Sentence: Depends on BAC level
  • Fines & Costs: Approximately $4,700
  • License Suspension: 3 years
  • Probation: Up to 10 years
  • Interlock Device: Required
  • Counseling: Duration of counseling determined by results of evaluation and screening

Let James Standring Help You With Your DUI Issue

If you are facing aggravated DUI charges, it is important that you contact James Standring. We have experienced and aggressive DUI lawyers that can protect your rights. Call us now for a free consultation so we can discuss your chances of having the charges reduced or dismissed.