dui .083 first time offender involved in accident when hit by a cab while doing thru an intersection

will this be considered an “aggravated DUI?WHAT ARE CHANCES OF JAILTIME? AM A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

Asked on June 16, 2009 under Criminal Law, Arizona


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm not an Arizona attorney, but my research suggests that an "aggravated DUI" applies to three types of situations: (1) a DUI committed while the driver's license is suspended or restricted for an alcohol-related offense; (2) a third DUI in a 5-year period; and (3) certain DUI offenses while a person under fifteen is in the vehicle.

My research also suggests that if you are convicted, you must spend at least one day in jail on a sentence of not less than 10 days, with the other 9 being suspended (if the judge okays it) provided you agree to an alcohol evaluation and treatment if necessary.

This is a serious offense, and I strongly recommend that you talk to an attorney familiar with this type of case, in your area, before you go to court.  One place to find a qualified lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com

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