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What Exactly Is Felony Aggravated DUI

imageDriving under the influence is never a good idea and can result in injury or death.  If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to obtain an attorney for assistance with your case.  There are many different types of DUI and understanding the legal implications of your specific case can be difficult.  It is important to know your rights and not to say anything to insurance companies or law enforcement before you have spoken to an attorney because it could negatively impact your case.  One type of DUI is what is known as Felony Aggravated DUI.   The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) explains what exactly Felony Aggravated DUI is and what potential consequences are, “This category of DUI applies to a person who commits a DUI while suspended, revoked or canceled; commits a third DUI in 84 months; commits a DUI while a person under 15 is in the vehicle; or commits a DUI or refuses to submit a blood alcohol content test while under an ignition interlock device requirement. You will be sent to prison for not more than two years and, in addition to any other penalty required by law, your license will be revoked for one year. You will also be required to undergo alcohol screening/education/treatment and to equip any vehicle you operate with a certified ignition interlock device, and be ordered to perform community service.”

Any DUI is bad, but Felony Aggravated DUI is a very serious offense.  Not only will you likely face jail time but even after you have paid your time for your crime the consequences will be ongoing.  Having a felony conviction can dramatically impact the rest of your life including your ability to obtain a driver’s license, obtain employment, obtain car insurance, and more.  The criminal justice system takes DUI very seriously so you should take your case very seriously.  As soon as you are arrested it is imperative that you decline to speak (respectfully) until you have spoken to your attorney.  Anything you say will almost certainly be used against you in your case so be careful not to say anything incriminating.  With an attorney on your side from the beginning, you give yourself the best chance of getting your case dismissed or getting your sentence reduced.  At Alcock Law, our experienced attorneys have handled thousands of DUI cases so we understand how to negotiate communications with insurance companies and law enforcement.  Additionally, as lawyers we know how to work to ensure your rights are protected.  In fact, our staff includes numerous former DUI prosecutors as well as a former judge with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department.  Our team has won thousands of criminal cases in Arizona and we will look for ways to win your case.  Further, we offer affordable payment plans to ensure that obtaining the help you need is not deterred by a financial burden.  We want your rights protected and we will work with you to ensure your Felony Aggravated DUI case has the best possible outcome.

 

 

 

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