Arizona DUI Misdemeanor or Felony

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Under Arizona DUI law, driving under the influence is usually charged as a misdemeanor. However, a DUI can be charged as a felony, also known as an aggravated DUI or extreme DUI, under certain circumstances. The following list provides some of the situations that can prompt charges for a felony DUIinstead of a misdemeanor DUI:

-There was a child under the age of 15 in the car at the time of the defendant’s DUI arrest; -The defendant had prior DUI convictions on their criminal record; -The defendant’s driver’s license was suspended or revoked at the time of their DUI arrest; or -The defendant was arrested for a DUI after a judge required that the defendant use an ignition interlock device.

If you’ve been charged with a felony for driving under the influence in the Phoenix metro area, my criminal defense team can help. As an experienced Phoenix DUI attorney, my team and I know how to negotiate with the prosecution and will fight tirelessly to make sure that your rights are protected.

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