Felony DUI Lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ

Aggressive Defense for Felony Drunk Driving Charges

Being stopped by law enforcement and recording a blood alcohol of 0.08% or higher will often result in a DUI arrest. Although most DUIs are charged as misdemeanors, additional circumstances can enhance your charge to a felony, resulting in much higher penalties and harsher consequences.

You need to avoid these high costs of a felony DUI by calling our experienced Scottsdale DUI attorney right away. Our firm can stand up for your rights and defend you against any type of DUI charges! Contact us today to set up a consultation with our compassionate defense team.

When is DUI a felony?

Under Arizona law, a DUI is usually charged as a misdemeanor, as mentioned. However, an aggravated DUI or extreme DUI can both merit a felony charge.

Factors that can enhance a DUI to a felony include:

  • The presence of a child under 15 years old in the car
  • Having two prior DUI convictions within seven years of current DUI charge
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked licenses during the arrest
  • DUI arrest after a judge required the installation and use of an ignition interlock device

Any of these factors can raise your DUI to a serious felony, which carries at least two and a half years in jail. Any third DUI you receive within seven years will also be considered an aggravated DUI which is an automatic felony charge. This carries at least 4 months in prison but upwards of 3 years, fines of $5,500, a revocation of your driver's license for 3 years, probation for up to 10 years, mandatory drug or alcohol evaluation and treatment program, and a possible impounding of your vehicle at your expense.

Get a Former Prosecutor on Your Team

When the stakes are this high in your criminal case, you want to know that you have a tested legal defense behind you. At the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig, you get a Scottsdale DUI lawyer on your side that has over 20 years of legal experience. In addition, Attorney Craig has served as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, giving him unique insight and perspective. We know exactly what strategies work best to outmaneuver your charges in court or in a settlement scenario.

Call our office today and schedule your case evaluation with our DUI lawyer!