When the subject is DUI charges and DUI convictions, though, that is not the case. In fact, the more DUI charges or convictions a person has, the worse the consequences can be.
When is a DUI a felony in Arizona? In Arizona, you can be charged with Aggravated DUI, also known as Felony DUI, depending on the degree of impairment while driving as well as contributing factors, including:
- A suspended, cancelled, revoked, refused, or restricted license; or
- Two DUI convictions within seven years of the DUI currently charged; or
- You were ordered to have an Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle
It is also a Felony DUI if you meet the above criteria but with the presence of a child under 15 in the vehicle.
A felony conviction of any kind is extremely serious, and can be detrimental to you in many ways. If you are convicted of an Aggravated DUI that conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. It can even be used against you to extend your sentence, should you ever be charged for any other felony offense.
Any DUI charge is something that should be treated seriously. If you, a loved one, or a friend is in a situation like this, maybe you should consider getting help from an experienced DUI attorney at Zachary Law Group. Not every DUI is a felony. But why take the chance of letting something that seems minor turn into something with major, lifelong consequences?
At Zachary Law Group, we offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation. We can advise and represent you at every step to find a solution to your DUI-related issues. With our teamwork approach, we’ll help you tackle your legal problem and “Zach-It!” So if you have a problem, don’t wait for it to turn into a potential lifelong disaster. Put the power of the law on your side, to assert and protect your rights. Call us today at 1-855-Zach-law.