Aggravated DUI

In Arizona, felony DUIs are sometimes called aggravated DUIs. The difference between these DUI charges and other classifications such as misdemeanor DUIs and extreme DUIs involves the circumstances surrounding the DUI charge.

For example, if you have received two or more DUIs within the last seven years, your DUI charge will be classified as a felony, regardless of your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level. If you are pulled over and a police officer can assert that you were showing signs of impairment, you could be charged with a DUI. Know you legal limit!

This is just one example of how strict Arizona's drunk driving laws are compared to the rest of the United States. Other factors that can result in classification as a felony or aggravated DUI include:

  • If the DUI penalty occurred while you were driving with a minor in the vehicle
  • If the DUI penalty is associated with impairment from drugs or alcohol that resulted in a serious car accident (which may include property damage and/or bodily injury)
  • If you received the DUI while driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license

Harsh drunk driving laws also come with harsh DUI penalties in the criminal justice system, as well as causing collateral consequences such as job loss or the loss of your driver's license altogether.

You Need An Experienced Defense Lawyer

There is no substitute for strong legal defense in these cases. At The Law Office of Thomas Wilson PC, in Tucson, we help individuals who have been charged with DUIs throughout Arizona. We aggressively defend our clients' rights through reduced DUI charges, reduced sentences and the suppression of evidence supplied through sobriety tests and subjective assessments.

Attorney Thomas Wilson personally handles our firm's DUI cases, bringing years of experience as both a lawyer and a law enforcement officer. He knows how the opposing side will bring charges against you and what opportunities for defense are most likely to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.

Do not give up on defending your rights, no matter how much evidence there is against you. Our experienced staff of legal professionals are here to answer your questions. Contact the Tucson DUI team online or by telephone at 520-624-2728 to set up an attorney consultation and get more information on how we can help.