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Felony Or Aggravated DUI In Arizona

A DUI can be prosecuted as a felony in Mesa, Tempe and throughout Arizona as a result of several factors.

Initially, the State must prove the elements of a misdemeanor DUI, under including:

  •  an alcohol concentration above .08, or
  •  that a person was impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol or prescription drugs, or
  •  that a person was driving with an illegal drug or metabolite in their system.

ADDITIONALLY, TO SUPPORT AN AGGRAVATED DUI CHARGE, THE STATE MUST ALSO PROVE:

  • The alleged offender was charged with a third (3) DUI offense in seven years, or
  • The alleged offender was arrested for a DUI while driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license, or
  • The alleged offender was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and a person under the age of 15 is in the car.

PENALTIES FOR AGGRAVATED DUI:

An Aggravated DUI in Arizona can be classified as a Class 6 or Class 4 felony.  Each involve very severe consequences.

Specifically:

Class 6 Felony – .5 to 1.5 years in prison and fines of up to $150,000.

Class 4 Felony – 1.5 to 3.75 years in prison and fines of up to $150,000

The penalties for Aggravated or felony DUI's substantially

increase if a person has previous felony convictions for DUI or any other type of offense.

Aside from the potential jail or prison time, there are other costs associated with a felony DUI in Arizona, including:

• A $1500 prison assessment

• A $1500 Department of Public Safety Assessment

• A $250 DUI abatement fee

• Drug and alcohol treatment and counseling costs

• Probation and the fees related with probation

• Driving privilege revoked for up to 3 years

• Court ordered ignition interlock device for your car once your driving privileges are reinstated.

A felony DUI offense in Arizona is a serious crime which can result in prison, probation, huge fines and a revocation of your driver's license.  Additionally, a felony conviction will negatively impact other aspects of an individual's personal and professional life. Consequently, if you have been charged with a felony DUI, it is important to contact an experienced and aggressive DUI attorney to help you achieve the most favorable result.

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About Raymond Kimble

Raymond A. Kimble is a former police officer and felony prosecutor who has twenty years experience defending people accused of DUI and other criminal offenses throughout Arizona. Mr. Kimble represents clients seeking experienced and aggressive representation to help them fight the charges they face. For more information, contact The Law Office of Raymond A. Kimble today.