Most Arizona DUI charges are for misdemeanor offenses. However, some are charged with felony DUI. Felony DUI charges will make it difficult for you to ever get your driving privileges back, result in the loss of certain civil liberties, and will result in your being listed as a convicted felon on job, loan, and school applications. Aggravated felony charges are a serious matter and require the defense of an aggressive attorney. Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer devotes his practice to defending the rights of the accused. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Arizona attorney representing those charged with a felony count of driving under the influence
Arizona will charge DUI offenders as a felon under certain circumstances. What is known as “aggravated DUI” allegations will be filed against one who:
- Is found to be driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Has more than 2 prior DUI convictions in the past 7 years
- Has driven a car after interfering with the Interlock Ignition Device that is Court mandated
- Has a minor under the age of 15 present in the vehicle
A felony conviction for driving under the influence can mean prison time, high fines, higher insurance premiums, and a permanent label of being a convicted felon. As with other felony matters, such cases will be heard in Superior Court. Hiring a lawyer to assist you with the process can be crucial to your future.
Bretton Barber aggressively assists those charged with felony DUI. He will obtain the arrest report and determine if you were unlawfully pulled over or if the stop constituted a violation of your rights against unreasonable search and seizure. He will also challenge the case on the basis of improperly calibrated testing equipment and how the police handled evidence after they collected it. Hiring an attorney, familiar with this area of law, is important to your future. Contact our lawyer today. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Bretton also understands that there are times where one has been convicted of a crime and needs to move on with their lives. This is why he assists those, previously convicted of felony DUI, with gaining a record expungement or a conviction set aside.
Phoenix criminal defense lawyer prioritizing the attorney-client relationship
The most common complaint clients have regarding their attorney is a lack of communication. Bretton founded the Barber Law Group on the idea that everyone is entitled to their day in Court as well as a level of respect. Our lawyer promptly responds to emails and telephone messages. He also regularly gives clients his personal cell phone number so he may be accessible to answer questions. Bretton makes his clients a priority. Contact our office today.