Have you been charged with aggravated DUI in Arizona? Have you consulted an experienced Scottsdale Aggravated DUI attorney?

All driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Scottsdale have the potential to result in harsh consequences.  However, the criminal charge of Aggravated DUI is especially serious, and the penalties and other repercussions associated with this type of conviction will likely be long-lasting.  If you are facing any DUI charge, regardless of how minor or serious it may be, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel right away after being arrested.  The Scottsdale DUI Attorneys of Ariano & Associates, PLLC have the resources, skill and dedication to fight the toughest of DUI charges.

Aggravated (Felony) DUI Under Arizona Law

The state of Arizona is known for having one some of the strictest DUI laws in the country, and when it comes to an Aggravated DUI, individuals may face this very serious criminal charge in one or more of the following ways:

  • Class 4 Felony – Driving under the influence while having a suspended, cancelled or revoked driver’s license;
  • Class 4 Felony – Driving under the influence with two prior DUI convictions that occurred within the last 7 years; and
  • Class 6 Felony – Driving under the influence while having a child under the age of 15 in or on the vehicle.
  • Class 6 Felony – Being convicted of Aggravated DUI for a second time.

If you are charged and ultimately convicted of a Class 4 Aggravated DUI for the first time, you will be required to serve a mandatory minimum jail sentence of four months.  The maximum jail sentence you may have to serve if convicted of a Class 4 Aggravated DUI for the first time is just under four years.  In addition to mandatory jail time, you must undergo alcohol screening and classes, as well as the imposition of significant fines.  If you have been convicted of a second Aggravated DUI, you may face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of six years.

Given that the consequences of an Aggravated DUI conviction are quite extreme and harsh, the most important thing you can do following arrest is to speak with an experienced and reputable Scottsdale Aggravated DUI Lawyer.  At Ariano & Associates, PLLC, we know that you need a strong attorney to have the best chances possible of overcoming a tough Aggravated DUI charge without being subjected to the maximum penalties under Arizona law.  The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner you can resolve your criminal matter.

Contact the Scottsdale Aggravated DUI Defense Attorneys of Ariano & Associates, PLLC Today

Aggravated DUI is a very serious criminal charge that has put many Scottsdale residents in jail and with a blemished criminal record.  While there are never guarantees in criminal law, you certainly will increase the chances of having a much more favorable outcome if you seek the guidance of a quality Scottsdale Aggravated DUI Defense Lawyer.  At Ariano & Associates, PLLC, our Scottsdale DUI Defense Attorneys devote a large portion of their law practice to helping clients fight and resolve all DUI charges in the most reasonable way possible given the individual facts and circumstances of each case.  If you or someone you know is facing a DUI charge, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney right away. Ariano & Associates, PLLC has received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau in addition to a number of positive online reviews, demonstrating that our attorneys provide superior legal representation to their clients.  When calling our office, every client is immediately directed to one of our attorneys, and not simply left speaking to a legal staff member.  We are also available 24/7, as criminal matters occur at all hours of the day and night.  To schedule your initial consultation with one of our attorneys, contact Ariano & Associates, PLLC today by calling (480) 525-9959.