The Difference Between DUI and Aggravated DUI

What Happens If MY DUI Is Aggravated?

Not only are the circumstances of arrest a factor in DUI versus Aggravated DUI but, more importantly, so are the penalties.  If you are charged and convicted of Aggravated DUI, you will face extended probation, extended jail time, additional DUI or DWI classes, higher fines, and possible revocation of your drivers’ license. It is critical that you hire a qualified DUI defense attorney if you have been arrested for drunk driving, especially if there’s the potential for it to be elevated to an aggravated DUI. 

Aggravated DUI is a felony. Contact The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch to start building your defense today.

What Makes a DUI Aggravated?

If you are charged with DUI, it is usually because you blew over the legal limit during your breathalyzer test, you failed a field sobriety test, and/or you were obviously intoxicated at the time of your arrest.  Unfortunately, drinking and driving often involves more than just a simple, straightforward arrest.  Several factors can cause law enforcement to treat your DUI with harsher punishment, warranting it as aggravated. These include:

  • Causing significant damage to a vehicle or property due to car accident
  • Causing serious injury or death due to DUI
  • Driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle
  • Having multiple DUI convictions
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license and getting a DUI
  • Refusing to take a breathalyzer test or blood test

If your circumstances may lead to aggravated DUI charges, there is  a lot at stake.  This is a charge you do not want on your criminal record.  Let our DUI defense team work with you to examine the evidence and help you retain as many rights as possible. 

Don’t Fight Your DUI Alone. Call (559) 484-2112

If you are facing charges of DUI or Aggravated DUI, you cannot afford to fight alone.  Your freedom and future are at stake.  It pays to have the help of an experienced Fresno DUI defense lawyer on your side.  The circumstances of your charges and arrest will determine your sentence, and you will need the knowledge and dedication that Attorney Brian C. Andritch brings to the table.  With over 15 years’ experience and insight as a former prosecutor, our team is the clear choice.

If you have been charged with a DUI or Aggravated DUI, contact our team today at (559) 484-2112 for a free consultation.

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