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Do you understand the details of an aggravated DUI?

It's easy to believe that one type of DUI is the same as the rest, but this is not exactly true.

As you know, a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol can carry a severe penalty, including a large fine and/or time in jail. However, things can get even worse in the event of a conviction for an aggravated DUI.

Here are some situations that could result in an aggravated DUI charge:

  • Super high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. If your BAC level is .08 percent or higher, you are considered to be driving under the influence. However, if it's two or more times .08 percent, it could result in an aggravated DUI charge.
  • One or more minor in your vehicle at the time of the arrest. Driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous. So, if you do this with a minor in your vehicle, it can lead to an aggravated DUI charge.
  • More than one conviction in the past. If you have a history of driving under the influence, it's more likely that you will be charged with aggravated DUI the next time around.
  • Driving on a revoked or suspended license. If you are arrested for driving under the influence on a revoked or suspended license, an aggravated DUI charge can be the end result.

Due to the seriousness of an aggravated DUI charge, it's important to know exactly what's going on at all times. Knowledge of your arrest and legal rights will help you make informed decisions regarding the steps you take and the defense strategy you use in court.

Source: FindLaw, "Aggravated DUI," accessed Jan. 10, 2018

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