Felony/Aggravated DUI Defense
Felony DUI Charge Defense Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona
In the state of Arizona, DUI charges are commonly charged as a misdemeanor. However, under certain circumstances, a DUI can easily become a felony charge. A DUI charge is a serious matter that can carry a penalty of fines or jail time. A felony DUI charge can also lead to long periods of time without a drivers’ license and many years in prison.
If you’ve been charged with a felony DUI, you need to hire an experienced felony DUI attorney. The Shah Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona is experienced working defending felony DUI charges and will evaluate your case to build a strong defense.
What Is an Aggravated DUI?
An aggravated DUI is the worst kind of DUI offense anyone can be charged with and it is a felony. Some of the most common reasons for an aggravated DUI charge include the defendant’s drivers’ license was suspended or revoked, the defendant had a child age 15 or under in the car, the defendant was required to use an ignition interlocking device, or the defendant had two or more prior DUI offenses within the past 7 years. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona understands that an aggravated DUI charge can change your life and will fight aggressively to defend your rights.
Penalties for Aggravated DUI
The penalties for an aggravated DUI are often severe and can involve significant jail time and fines. A judge can also order that the defendant participate in alcohol or drug screening along with treatment and education from an alcohol rehabilitation facility. Additionally, an aggravated DUI can also result in a drivers’ license suspension of at least one year and the installation of an interlock devise in the defendant’s car for at least two years. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona is dedicated to getting you the minimum possible sentence.
Defenses for Aggravated DUI
Although aggravated DUI is a very serious charge, there are ways in which the charge can be reduced or changed to a misdemeanor. A skilled felony DUI attorney may be able to find errors in police procedure that were made during the arrest or violations of the defendant’s constitutional rights. There may also have been mitigating circumstances involved, such as the recent death of a loved one, that could garner the sympathy of a judge or jury. The Shah Law Firm will use its expertise to discover these factors to create the most effective defense for your felony DUI charges case.
Call to Schedule a Professional Legal Consultation with a Felony DUI Charges Defense Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona Today
If you’ve been charged with a felony DUI, call to schedule a professional legal consultation with a felony DUI charges defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona also serves Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and all of Maricopa County. Call (602) 888-0369 and let Arja Shah be your advocate today.
Charged with Felony DUI? Call the Shah Law Firm
Aggravated DUI is a felony charge in Arizona that can come with severe penalties, including prison time. What may otherwise be considered a misdemeanor DUI could become a felony if certain aggravating circumstances are applied. A few examples include:
- DUI While Your license is Suspended or Revoked
- Third DUI within Seven Years
- DUI with a Child Under 15 Years of Age in the Vehicle
- DUI while Ignition Interlock Device is Installed on Your Vehicle
When you are charged with aggravated DUI, you need the guidance of an attorney with experience handling all types of DUI cases. You need to contact Arja Shah.
The Stakes Are Too High to Face These Charges on Your Own
No Prior Conviction: Sentencing can range from four months to nearly four years in jail. The minimum sentence is four months in jail and every day of that sentence must be served. A conviction also includes hefty fines and fees that typically exceed $4,600 and a three-year license revocation.
One Prior Conviction: The penalties become more severe if you have a prior felony conviction. Sentencing ranges from two years in jail to more than seven years in prison. This also includes fees in excess of $4,600 and a three-year license revocation.
Two or More Prior Convictions: Those with two or more prior convictions face at least six years incarceration and up to 15 years in prison. Your life can change forever if you receive the maximum penalty, which is why you need an experienced attorney fighting for you.
How Will the Shah Law Firm Help You?
consultation: During your consultation, Arja Shah will conduct a complete review of your case and take a look at what details could have an impact on the outcome.
Personalized Representation: It is essential that your attorney does not change throughout your case. Once you begin working with Arja, she’ll provide you with the type of personalized service and representation you deserve. When your future is on the line, you need an attorney who will communicate regularly and return your calls.
Effective Defense Strategies: When you are charged with aggravated DUI, you need an attorney with a proven track record of success. Arja has the experience to provide you with valuable guidance and outline effective defense strategies.
Schedule Your consultation
If you are facing aggravated DUI charges, get in touch with the Shah Law Firm as soon as possible. It’s important to have the guidance of an attorney who can help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system in Arizona.
The sooner you meet with Arja, the sooner she can begin preparing your defense while making sure your rights are not violated. To get started, schedule your consultation. You’ll receive a detailed review of your case and the best course of action. Don’t delay. Let the Shah Law Firm start preparing your case for success today.