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Aggravated DUI

Aggravated DUI Lawyer


There are four typical reasons for a DUI/DWI charge to become an “aggravated” DUI charge.  The first reason is if the DWI charge occurs while the individual’s driver’s license is suspended. The second is when there is a person 15 years old or younger in the vehicle at the time of the DWI. Your DUI charge will also become an aggravated DUI if you received a DUI while you had an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. And finally, the DUI/DWI charge can become “aggravated” if the individual has had two other DUIs within the past seven years.


Felony classifications for each of the above are as follows:

  • DUI while license was suspended or revoked: class 4 felony
  • Minor under 15 years of age in the car at the time of the DUI: class 6 felony
  • DUI while vehicle had an ignition interlock device: class 4 felony
  • Two or more prior DUIs within seven years: class 4 felony


Aggravated DUI Lawyer – Kyle T. Green

Individuals facing aggravated DUI charges are facing severe legal penalties because in Arizona, an aggravated DUI charge is a felony charge. Felony penalties include jail time, fines, counseling, and license suspension, among other things.


When I first meet with clients facing an aggravated DUI charge, we’ll look at all options and available defense strategies and I will be upfront with my thoughts about your case and answer your questions based on my extensive courtroom and negotiation experience.  Together we’ll formulate a plan based on your goals for your case.


This no-obligation, free case review is your first step. Let me go to work for you, helping you put these serious aggravated DUI charges behind you so you are able to move on with your life.


Aggravated DUI Penalties


Penalties for an aggravated DUI, class 4 felony include:

  • Up to four months in prison.
  • $4,000+ in fines and surcharges.
  • Counseling hours.
  • Interlock device installed on vehicle.
  • Three years license revocation.


Penalties for an aggravated DUI, class 6 felony include:

  • Jail times
  • Fines
  • 12 months of counseling
  • Interlock device installed on vehicle.
  • Revocation but may apply for restricted license use.


Arrested for an Aggravated DUI?

If you have been arrested for an aggravated DUI in Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert or the surrounding area, contact me at 480-331-7568 immediately and schedule a free aggravated DUI consultation. Same or next day appointments are often available meaning I’ll get your questions and concerns addressed right away and we’ll get you back in control of your life.