As a Phoenix DUI & Criminal Lawyer I know being arrested means you are no longer in control of your life

You may be ordered to:

  • Stop driving
  • Attend numerous court and counseling sessions, thus jeopardizing your job
  • Serve jail time
  • Drive only a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device for years.

Since 1979 I have helped over 5000 clients take back control of their lives

  • I prevent the immediate suspension of my client’s driver’s license
  • I limit their appearances for court and counseling
  • I use my 42 years of experience to try to get the Best Result possible: a dismissal, a reduced charge or trial verdict of not guilty  
  • If there is a conviction, I help my client avoid or lessen the many adverse consequences of a conviction.

My job is to see the case through my client’s eyes

Each client’s life is unique and affected differently by an arrest.  My job is to anticipate and minimize the consequences for each client and their family.

I have designed my practice as if I were the client

If I were the client, I would expect my lawyer to keep me fully informed as the case progresses, anticipate problems I might not be aware of and help me do whatever I would be required to do.  Because that is what I expect, this is what I provide to my clients.  Personalized Service is solely my responsibility.


  • Encrypted email with HIPPA level security used to send all reports & information to clients
  • Text messaging for notices & reminders
  • Secure online client access to dash or body camera videos
  • One-click secure & convenient video conferencing available.

My fee agreement contains no hidden fees or costs or trial fees.  All-Inclusive Reasonable Flat Fee with affordable payment plans.

A better outcome than you think may be possible.

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What is a Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona; An informational guide through an Arizona DUI case, step by step with Phoenix, Arizona DUI & Criminal Attorney Gordon Thompson. 1. Why Stopped: Accident, Erratic Driving, Sitting in Vehicle. 2. Field Sobriety Tests: Eye Test, Walk & Turn, 1 Leg Stand, Portable Breath Test. 3. Chemical Testing: Intoxilyzer Breath Test, Blood Draw for Alcohol & Drugs. 4. Arrest: Vehicle Impound, Booked Into Jail, License Suspension. 5. What Charges Can be Filed: DUI Impaired Drugs or Alcohol, .08% DUI, .15% Extreme DUI, .20% Super Extreme DUI, DUI Drugs. 6. Defenses in Court: No Basis for Stop, No probable Cause for Arrest, Not Impaired, Chemical Tests Invalid. 7. Possible Outcomes: Dismissed, Reckless Driving, Not Guilty Verdicts, Guilty DUI. 8. DUI Sentencing Consequences: Probation, Jail, Home Detention, Counseling, Fines, Restitution, License Suspension, Interlock Device, Traffic School, SR-22 Insurance.

A Step By Step Informational & Educational Guide to an Arizona Misdemeanor DUI


Gordon Thompson
Phoenix Arizona DUI & Criminal Attorney


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