Aggravated DUI Greater Phoenix
Here in Arizona, we face some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation. In most states, a prosecuting attorney must provide strong proof that the defendant had an elevated blood alcohol content at the time of the arrest. In this state, a high BAC is certainly grounds for conviction, but you may also be found guilty if the court believes you were “impaired to the slightest degree.” With such stringent policies regarding regular misdemeanor DUIs, it is no surprise that aggravated DUI charges and their corresponding penalties are harsh. If you have been charged with an aggravated DUI, contact Phoenix defense attorney James E. Novak. He focuses primarily on DUI cases, and is highly familiar with the intricacies of these charges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What Is an Aggravated DUI?
An Aggravated DUI is a felony charge that can result in significant jail time, steep fines, the loss of your driver’s license, and even the loss of your job. You can be charged with aggravated DUI if you are cited while showing signs of impairment to the slightest degree, in addition to having a suspended or revoked license; being involved in an accident that injured or killed another person, or caused property damage; having received two or more prior DUIs within the last 7 years; or transporting a minor.
Aggravated DUI Penalties
An aggravated DUI can take a tremendous toll on your life. If you are convicted of an aggravated DUI, you can expect to spend at least four months in prison, and pay fines and fees totaling well over $150,000. Other penalties can include having your driver license revoked for three years, and having to use an ignition interlock device.
In short, the repercussions of a DUI conviction can be absolutely devastating. Unfortunately, the tools and methods of gauging impairment can be erratic and inaccurate. Breathalyzers are notoriously inaccurate; field sobriety tests can be affected by a driver's physical condition, anxiety, and weather conditions; in other cases, the law enforcement official may feel that the driver appears impaired, when the driver may not actually be intoxicated at all. James Novak has a vast knowledge of Arizona DUI law. He can work on your behalf to identify the flaws in the prosecution's case, and possibly help to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Call Now for Legal Defense
Although an aggravated DUI charge is certainly serious, with James E. Novak working for you, you can be certain that faulty evidence will not have an averse effect on your case. Novak has a long history of successfully defending his clients in Phoenix and the greater Phoenix area. Though each case is different, and your situation will present its own unique set of challenges, Novak has the experience to analyze your case and build a strong defense. Contact the office of James Novak now to schedule your initial consultation.