Aggravated DUI is a felony DUI charge. This results from a regular DUI and the presence of aggravating factors.
- Third or subsequent DUI offense within the previous seven years
- DUI offense charged while the driver had a suspended, canceled, or revoked license
- Any DUI offense charged while a minor younger than 15 years old is in the vehicle
Penalties for Aggravated DUI
The punishments for Aggravated DUI vary, based on the particular aggravating factor. Aggravated DUI charges based on a third offense within seven years, or while the driver license was suspended with knowledge, is a Class 4 felony. So, they carry a four-month mandatory minimum jail sentence, three-year license revocation, more than $3,000 in fines, and two-five years of probation as the lightest available penalties upon conviction. But, first offense DUI with a minor in the vehicle is a class 6 felony. So, you face up to two years in prison, three-year license revocation, as well as probation and fines and fees.