Gilbert AZ DUI Defense Lawyer | 42 Years Experience


Being arrested in Gilbert, Az 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.

E-Service

  • 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 are the Maximum Penalties for Arizona Misdemeanor DUI?

  • 6 months in jail
  • A fine of up to $2,500.00 plus surcharges
  •  3 Potential State Assessments of up to $1250 each
  • 5 years of probation
  • License Suspension or Revocation
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Traffic Survival School

What are the Minimum Penalties for Arizona Misdemeanor DUI?

  • Minimum Penalties 1st DUI, Alcohol and/or Drugs

    • Substance Abuse screening session & counseling
    • 10 consecutive days in jail, 9 suspended upon completion of screening & counseling
    • $250 fine plus surcharges
    • State Prison Construction assessment of $500
    • State General Fund assessment of $500
    • Jail costs
    • Traffic Survival School
    • 12 months Ignition Interlock
    • 90 Day License Suspension
  • Minimum Penalties for 1st Extreme DUI, Alcohol Level of .15%

    • 30 days in jail, 21 suspended if
    • Ignition Interlock maintained for 12 months
    • $250 fine plus surcharges
    • Driving Under the Influence assessment of $250
    • State Prison Construction assessment of $1,000
    • State General Fund assessment of $1,000
    • Jail costs
    • Traffic Survival School
    • 18 months  Ignition Interlock
    • 90 Day License Suspension
  • Minimum Penalties for 1st Extreme DUI, Alcohol Level of .20%

    • 45 days in jail, 31 suspended if  Ignition Interlock maintained for 12 months
    • $500 fine plus surcharges
    • Driving Under the Influence assessment of $250
    • State Prison Construction assessment of $1,000
    • State General Fund assessment of $1,000
    • Jail costs
    • Traffic Survival School
    • 18 months Ignition Interlock
    • 90 Day License Suspension
  • Minimum Penalties for 2nd DUI, Alcohol and/or Drugs

    • Substance Abuse screening session & counseling
    •  90 days in jail, 60 suspended upon completion of screening & counseling
    • $500 fine plus surcharges
    •  State Prison Construction & General Fund assessments of $1,250 each
    • Jail costs
    • 30 hours Community Restitution
    • Traffic Survival School
    • 12 months Ignition Interlock
    • 12 months License Revocation
  • Minimum Penalties for 2nd Extreme DUI, Alcohol Level of .15%

    • 120 days in jail
    • $1000 fine plus surcharges
    • Driving Under the Influence assessment of $250
    •  State Prison Construction & General Fund assessments of $1,250 each
    • Jail costs
    • 30 hours Community Restitution
    • Traffic Survival School
    • 12 months Ignition Interlock
    • 12 months License Revocation
  • Minimum Penalties for 2nd Extreme DUI, Alcohol Level of .20%

    • 180 days in jail
    • $1000 fine plus surcharges
    • Driving Under the Influence assessment of $250
    •  State Prison Construction & General Fund assessments of $1,250 each
    • Jail costs
    • 30 hours Community Restitution
    • Traffic Survival School
    • 24 months Ignition Interlock
    • 12 months License Revocation

 

Gilbert, Arizona Municipal & Justice Courts

Within the City of Gilbert is there is one Municipal and one Justice court.  Cases in the Justice Courts are prosecuted by the Maricopa County Attorney and can involve officers from various City police departments, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, and such Arizona state agencies as the Department of Public Safety, Fish and Game, and Liquor Control.  Cases where there the arresting officer is a Gilbert Police Officer are sent to the Gilbert Municipal Court.

 

Gilbert Municipal (or City) Court

Court’s Website: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/court
55 East Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (480) 635-7800
Fax: (480) 635-7820

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed City holidays)

Highland Justice Court

55 East Civic Center Drive, Suite 55, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (602) 372-8300
Fax: (602) 372-8301

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed City holidays)

Maricopa County Justice Court Website/Locations: http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/locations/index.aspx

The Best Possible Result for a Gilbert, Arizona DUI and Criminal Cases Comes From Knowledge Obtained Through Experience

In DUI and criminal law the necessary basis for success is knowledge gained from experience.  There are no short cuts or substitutes to gain meaningful knowledge other than through experience. My background includes 42 years of day in, day out courtroom experience and having represented more than 5,000 clients.  In DUI and criminal law, I know the options available to my clients for each charge they may be facing.  I take great care to see each client and their families as individuals with particular problems and concerns which must be dealt with individually.  Helping my clients and their families get their lives back to normal as soon as possible is always my main objective.  My first goal is to find a way to get the case dismissed, however, if that is not possible I work to get the charges or sentence reduced.  For any case that continues into the trial phase, I provide knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate defense, ensuring the least possible consequences should a guilty verdict be reached.

As a sole practitioner, your case will never be shifted off to an associate attorney, rather I will personally be responsible for your case from the first phone call all the way to dismissal or, if guilty, the completion of all legal obligations.  As part of my service of total representation, I continue to represent my clients even years after sentencing when unanticipated problems arise.  I work hard to make the process as smooth for you as possible. I am available around the clock for all of my clients and keep my prices simple with no hidden costs or trial fees, flat fees for my services, and free consultations.

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.

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I take great care to see the persons and their families behind the charge, and understand they want to resume their normal life as soon as possible. I also understand that even after the sentencing the possibility for legal problems to arise is not over.

 



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