Charged with a DUI While Under an Ignition Interlock Device Restriction?
Aggravated DUI Attorneys in Phoenix
Arizona laws are strict when it comes to driving while intoxicated or while under the influence. While many DUI charges fall under different misdemeanor levels, aggravated DUIs are different. If a person is charged with a DUI offense while already having an ignition interlock device restriction, they can potentially be convicted of an aggravated DUI.
When a person receives an aggravated DUI charge, he or she faces a felony conviction. A DUI conviction with a prior ignition interlock device restriction is classified as a class 4 felony in Arizona. The person charged can face extensive jail time and heavy fines.
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
If a judge finds an individual in violation of driving while intoxicated, the driver may be forced to install an ignition interlock device. The person will then have to blow into a breath analyzer in order for the ignition to start.
If you are caught driving under the influence with an ignition interlock device restriction, contact our Arizona DUI defense attorneys immediately.
Penalties for a DUI with Ignition Interlock Device
Arizona classifies aggravated DUIs as class 4 felonies. This can mean jail time. According to Arizona § 28-1383, some of the consequences include:
- A minimum of 120 days in prison (the maximum can be up to 3.75 years in prison)
- Fines up to $150,000
- Up to 10 years of supervised probation
- 3-year driver’s license suspension
- Mandatory alcohol abuse screening, education, treatment, or counseling
The penalties can change or be altered based on the exact level of intoxication a driver had while driving.
Solid Criminal Defense Representation You Can Rely On
It is important to remember that if you have been charged with an aggravated DUI, it does not mean that you have been convicted. There are steps you can take to disprove the charges and defend your rights. There are cases where the police wrongfully stop individuals or the field tests fail to offer accurate reports. Our Arizona DUI defense attorneys can carefully analyze your case to best represent you in court. At MayesTelles PLLC, we understand how frightening and stressful aggravated DUI charges can be.
We offer our clients personalized care and attention to have their charges reduced or dropped. Contact our firm today to see how we can help you.
Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving
Client R.C. was stopped by Mesa Police for a civil traffic violation and later charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI in a justice court. During the course of their representation, MayesTelles attorneys discovered important inconsistencies in the police reports. When we presented these issues to the State, the prosecutor’s office agreed to drop all DUI charges.
Fatal Commercial Vehicle Accident
MayesTelles Client A.F. and her husband tragically lost their unborn child as a result of the negligence of an individual operating a commercial vehicle in Yuma, Arizona. After substantial investigation including accident reconstruction and filing a lawsuit, the insurance company paid out the policy limits of $1,000,000.00.
4 Counts of Aggravated DUI Dismissed
Client M.W. was charged with 4 counts of Aggravated DUI in the Maricopa County Superior Court in July 2016 for allegedly riding a motorized bicycle under the influence. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded that the State include certain materials in their presentation to the grand jury, resulting in the grand jury refusing to indict and the case being dismissed.
Client Charged with DUI
Client, GS, charged with DUI - sentence was reduced to reckless driving.
Client Facing Assault Felony
M.L. was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault, a class 3 dangerous felony. She plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 undesignated felony, with a stipulation to 3 months of initial jail. She received credit for 32 days and the rest of the jail time was deferred. She was placed on 3 years of supervised probation. She has the opportunity to designate the offense a misdemeanor after successfully completing probation. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with DUI
Our client, A.R, was charged with 1 count of DUI and 1 count of Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision. During extensive pre-trial investigation, it was discovered that the police made many errors in how they handled the case. We were able to get the client's charges reduced to reckless driving. Location: Glendale City Court
Client Charged with Four Felony Counts
Our client, Ms. D., was charged with two counts of forgery - a class 4 Felony as well as theft - a class 2 Felony and also fraudulent schemes and artifices - a class 2 Felony. We were able to get her conviction reduced to a class 6 undesignated felony with the opportunity to reduce further to a misdemeanor. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Trespass & Assault
Our client, T.C., was charged in Maricopa County Superior Court on July 8, 2015 with 1 count of Criminal Trespass, a class 6 felony, and 1 count Assault, a class 2 Misdemeanor. On September 9, 2015, after an 8-day jury trial, our client was found not guilty on both charges. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Shoplifting
Our client, Ms. H., was charged with shoplifting - a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get her conviction set aside. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court
Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct
Our client, K.F., was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get this client's case dismissed. Location: Tempe Municipal Court
Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges
Our client, L.S., was charged on October 20, 2014 in Mesa for an assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get those charges dismissed.
Client Facing Multiple Domestic Violence Offenses
Our client, Ms. C., was facing charges of assault / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), disorderly conduct / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), and criminal damage / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor). We were able to get our client's case dismissed. Location: Mesa Municipal Court
Charged with Assault & Failure to Appear
Our client, L.S., was charged in Phoenix on December 27, 2014 for assault and failure to appear. After completing diversion, our client's case was dismissed.
Multiple Felony Theft Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation (Class 3 Felony) and Trafficking in Stolen Property (Class 3 Felony). Both class 3 felonies have a possible sentencing range of 2 - 8.75 years in prison. We were able to get our client's charge reduced to a Class 1 Misdemeanor with no jail time. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court