You may be charged with aggravated or felony DUI under any of the following circumstances:
- If you have more than two prior DUI convictions and you are accused of a third party
- If the DUI arrest occurs while his license was suspended or was revoked
- If the DUI arrest occurs while you are driving a school bus with passengers 18 years of age or younger on board
- If you are charged with DUI in conjunction with a car accident that resulted in great bodily harm or permanent disability
- If you stopped for DUI and has a previous conviction for manslaughter neglected
- If you are arrested for DUI and no valid driving license
- If you are arrested for DUI and has valid insurance
If you are arrested for DUI, to suggesting any speed in a school zone where the speed limit of 20 mph was in effect and you caused the accident
Aggravated DUI charges are difficult to defend, and the stakes are very high. We have been as successful defending these cases, as we have been to defend the charges of felony DUI.
When an accident is involved, the State must show that you were driving under the influence, and that you were arrested in conjunction with the accident. However, the State must also demonstrate that drunk driving was the proximate cause of the accident. When working DUI lawyers, we often use the accident to determine the construction again if other factors such as road design, ice, snow, or other conductive contributing factors to the accident in question.