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In Arizona, driving under the influence of alcohol is a no-tolerance policy, and if convicted, it is normally a misdemeanor offense. There are, however, extenuating circumstances in a DUI case that will classify the offense from a misdemeanor to felony charges in Arizona.

If you have been arrested for an aggravated DUI, your first step should be contacting a criminal defense attorney with Sonoran Law Group. Our seasoned criminal defense Attorneys will provide specific and special attention to your case.

Aggravated DUI

An aggravated DUI is classified based on the following factors:


  • Third DUI within seven years
  • DUI issued to a driver with a minor in the vehicle (under 15 years old)
  • DUI issued while a driver is operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license
  • DUI issued alongside a personal injury charge or criminal damage while under the influence


If convicted of an aggravated DUI, the sentence requires the defendant to spend mandatory time in prison. Before any kind of statement or testimony is made, it is critical to hire an experienced team of criminal defense lawyers to represent you at the time of your trial.

Was Your DUI Charged as a Felony?

If you have received felony charges for your aggravated DUI, Sonoran Law Group will provide a free consultation to serve our clients across the valley. It is imperative for your legal team to know if you have the following charges in addition to a DUI:

  • Class 4 Felony charges including an accident at the time of the issued DUI, whether or not you were driving with a valid or suspended license, any previous charges or convictions.

These penalties include but are not limited to:

  • 1 year or more in prison
  • Up to $150,000 in fines
  • 10-year probation
  • Three years or more license revocation
  • The required use of an ignition interlock device in a vehicle
  • Mandatory forfeiture of a vehicle

DUI Defense with Sonoran Law Group

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers are experienced in representing cases from DUI to aggravated DUI in Arizona. We apply specific and resourceful tactics to defend our cases and minimize charges against our clients.

Some of our tactics include:

  • Taking a detailed look into the intoxication claim. Our team will find any evidence from field sobriety tests and blood alcohol content, and investigate possible missteps or errors by law enforcement.
  • We analyze the situation in which our clients were pulled over to ensure no illegal traffic stop or police error occurred. In some cases, an error with law enforcement can result in a case being dropped or charges significantly minimized.
  • Our team will take your driving history and potential past DUI history into your current case and attack any fallacy in previous charges to reduce or minimize the current case.

If your case does go to trial, you can count on our criminal defense lawyers to represent you to the fullest extent. Give our law offices a call today, to talk about your case, and get you moving in the right direction.