DUI Attorney Phoenix

You Need A DUI Attorney Phoenix


Arizona is Rated Strictest for DUI Penalties.       In fact a  180-day jail sentence for second offense misdemeanor .20% Extreme DUI is not unconstitutional.

Additional Negative Consequences Of A DUI Or Criminal Conviction also apply to  Students.


What to Look For When Hiring A DUI ATTORNEY PHOENIX

To minimize the consequences of a DUI arrest in PHOENIX it is important to retain a DUI ATTORNEY PHOENIX  who is not only knowledgeable and experienced but also one who can anticipate all of the potential consequences including those which may impact on the their family as well.

As a DUI ATTORNEY PHOENIX I offer free consultation which can include Chatting about PHOENIX DUI Defenses, Specific To Your Type Of Situation.

For PHOENIX DUI cases I offer Flat Fees and affordable payment plans.


What Defenses Can My DUI ATTORNEY PHOENIX  Use To Help Me

A primary consideration is what makes someone guilty of a DUI in PHOENIX and what are possible defenses. Those start with What Are The Legal Grounds For Being Charged With DUI In PHOENIX? and What levels of alcohol or drugs make somebody guilty of DUI in PHOENIX?

Defenses can be there was no basis to stop the vehicle in PHOENIX as a recent court case held the Stop of Vehicle Solely for Alleged Excessive White License Plate Light Held Unconstitutional.

Another possible issue is proper legal consent to the breath, blood or urine tests.  The Supreme Court has held that the Implied Consent admonitions do not necessarily create valid legal consent to taking the tests.

Another concern people have Is there any way to avoid jail time in PHOENIX for misdemeanor DUI?

PHOENIX DUI Drug cases present challenges different from DUI Alcohol, which as an Experienced DUI ATTORNEY PHOENIX I am familiar with.  Those include that a person can be guilty of DUI if they are impaired by Ambien, even if they did not know it would cause impairment.

The Arizona Supreme Court has said there is a valid Medical Marijuana Defense For DUIs.

Because of a 2016 change in the law any prescription can now be an Affirmative Defense to DUI Prescription Drugs Charge.


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What Happens if Someone is Found Guilty of DUI in PHOENIX

The penalties for a DUI in PHOENIX can be severe.

If a person is find guilty for a PHOENIX DUI the fines and assessments can be very high and so PHOENIX courts offer time payment plans.

After a conviction for DUI in PHOENIX the defendant has to do substance abuse screening and counseling and because I know it is important to minimize all of the consequences for my clients I help them do screening and counseling as easily as possible. The screening and counseling can be done telephonically and online.

Although not for criminal convictions like DUIs the Phoenix Municipal Court begins Compliance Assistance Program aimed at helping people avoid collateral consequences of not making civil traffic fine payments.

Driver License Penalties

DUI arrests and convictions can have many serious and long lasting consequences against a person’s driver’s license and so it is important to be aware of all the possible penalties including:

Admin Per Se License Suspension.

DUI Implied Consent Suspension.

Points Consequences.

Ignition Interlock Device.

Driving Without a Required Interlock not a Separate Crime until IID is Installed.

DUIs and Actions against Commercial Driver Licenses & Underage Driver Licenses.


DUIs in PHOENIX have very serious consequences and that is why it is important to retain as quickly as possible a Knowledgeable and Experienced  DUI ATTORNEY PHOENIX like Gordon Thompson.


There are several courts where DUI and misdemeanor criminal charges are tried in Central Maricopa County.  In addition to the PHoenix Municipal Court I try cases in the Scottsdale and Tempe Municipal Courts and the Arcadia/ Biltmore, Desert Ridge, Downtown, Dreamy Draw, Encanto,   Kyrene,  McDowell Mountain, Moon Valley, South Mountain,  West McDowell  and University Lakes Justice Courts.

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