Aggravated DUI Defense Attorney in Phoenix

If you're charged with an aggravated DUI in Phoenix, know you're not alone. Attorney Chad Pajerski, a board-certified criminal defense specialist with over 20 years of experience, is ready to assist you. If you or a loved one has been charged with an aggravated DUI, please contact us immediately for a free case evaluation.
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Phoenix Aggravated DUI Defense

Phoenix, Arizona, has a reputation for its stern DUI laws. The consequences and complexities surrounding aggravated DUIs are particularly intensive, often causing distress to the charged individuals and their families. For anyone embroiled in such a charge, a robust understanding of the laws and representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference.

If you or a loved one find yourself at the crossroads of an aggravated DUI charge in Phoenix, our distinguished criminal law firm offers an anchor of hope and expertise. With our deep-rooted experience and unwavering commitment to justice, our board-certified team stands tall among Arizona's legal stalwarts.

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Why Clients Choose Chad Pajerski

What is an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?

DUI offenses are unfortunately not rare, but the tag 'aggravated' or 'felony DUI' adds layers of complexity. This intensified charge emerges when specific criteria accentuating the seriousness of the offense are met. 

These can include:

  1. Multiple Offenses:
    If someone incurs a DUI charge for the third time within seven years, the charge escalates to an aggravated DUI, emphasizing the repetitive nature of the offense.
  2. License Status:
    A DUI committed while the driver's license is suspended, revoked, or under restriction automatically amplifies the charge.
  3. Presence of Minors:
    If a minor under 15 is present in the vehicle during the DUI episode, the severity of the charge increases substantially.
  4. Prior Convictions:
    A history marked by prior convictions, especially those akin to DUIs, can metamorphose a standard DUI into an aggravated category.

Arizona Aggravated DUI Penalties

The state of Arizona's no-nonsense approach towards DUIs is exemplified in the penalties and repercussions of an aggravated DUI:

  • Extended Incarceration: Convictions often lead to prolonged jail terms. Depending on other associated offenses and circumstances, these terms can range from several months to multiple years.
  • Financial Strain: Penalties can delve deep into one's finances, not only from direct fines but also from court-mandated counseling, ignition interlock devices, and increased insurance costs.
  • License Issues: The state may revoke driving privileges for an extended duration, adding challenges to daily commuting and other routine tasks.
  • Stigma of a Criminal Record: An aggravated DUI conviction is indelible. It can impact job prospects, housing applications, academic opportunities, and personal relationships.

Considering these daunting repercussions, it becomes clear that the role of a seasoned attorney in navigating this maze is not just beneficial but essential. They possess the skills to challenge the validity of evidence, highlight procedural anomalies, and draw upon precedents to strengthen their defense.

Advantages of an Expert Criminal Defense Attorney

An experienced attorney wears multiple hats and plays a pivotal role in various capacities:

  • Evidentiary Analysis:
    Expert attorneys like Chad Pajerski go beyond the surface. They meticulously dissect evidence, scrutinize breathalyzer calibration records, evaluate the procedures followed during sobriety tests, and even challenge the very legality of the initial traffic stop.
  • Legal Advisor:
    In the intricate maze of the legal system, having an expert attorney ensures you're never in the dark. They keep you informed about your rights, potential consequences, and the best strategies to adopt, ensuring that every decision made is well-informed.
  • Negotiation Expert:
    The complexities of the legal system are vast, and recognizing the nuances can be the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. With a deep understanding of these intricacies, seasoned attorneys can determine when to challenge charges directly or when it's more strategic to negotiate for reduced penalties.
  1. Courtroom Advocate:
    Should your case advance to trial, the role of a seasoned attorney becomes paramount. Their expertise in laying out the defense, cross-examining witnesses, and formulating compelling arguments can be your strongest shield against the prosecution's onslaught.
  • Board-Certified Specialization:
    At its core, Pajerski Law isn't a one-size-fits-all firm. With a particular emphasis on DUI and vehicular-related offenses, the firm ensures that clients receive representation rooted in detailed knowledge. Such specialization implies that Chad is perpetually updated with the latest legal precedents and strategies related to DUI charges.
  • Direct and Transparent Communication:
    Timely communication is pivotal in the ever-evolving realm of criminal litigation. Recognizing this, Pajerski Law guarantees direct access to Chad via his personal cell phone. Whether it's an urgent concern, a need for updates, or just a question, Chad ensures a relationship built on trust and transparency.
  • Impressive Track Record:
    Chad's expertise is firmly grounded in real-world successes. Over two decades, he has successfully defended clients against a range of charges, from simple traffic violations to complex manslaughter and First-Degree Murder cases. This vast experience instills confidence, knowing that your defense is in capable hands.
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Contact an Aggravated DUI Defense Attorney in Phoenix

The Arizona legal system, renowned for its stringent laws, can seem overwhelming. However, with the expert guidance of Pajerski Law, those facing charges can navigate the complexities with clarity and confidence. If you or a loved one is charged with an aggravated DUI in Phoenix, it's crucial to act quickly. Securing the legal representation of an expert can make all the difference in defending your rights.

At our board-certified law firm, we view our role as not just legal representatives but as partners in navigating this challenge. With a blend of empathy, expertise, and unwavering dedication, we're here to ensure you receive the representation you deserve. Reach out to us today for a free consultation, and together, let's carve out a path towards hope, justice, and a brighter tomorrow.

Criminal Defense Attorney Chad Pajerski
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law


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