As Arizona has the toughest DUI laws in the country, even a misdemeanor DUI conviction can carry serious consequences. A charge of aggravated DUI, however, is a felony crime and carries even harsher penalties, like multiple years of imprisonment.
While most people are aware that aggravated DUI charges exist, many are unsure of the exact circumstances in which the charges apply. Aggravated DUI charges arise where certain aggravating factors exist that elevate a DUI offense to the level of a felony. Below, we’ve included five circumstances in which a driver could be charged with an aggravated DUI in Arizona.