Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyer

Why You Need To Hire Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyer

For DUIs in PHOENIX it is important to know that Arizona is Rated Strictest for DUI Penalties.       In fact 180-day jail sentence for second offense misdemeanor .20% Extreme DUI is not unconstitutional because it is greater than the 4-month minimum sentence than for a felony DUI.

What to Look For When Hiring A Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyer

To minimize the consequences of a DUI arrest in PHOENIX it is important to retain a PHOENIX ARIZONA DUI LAWYER who is not only knowledgeable and experienced but also one who can anticipate all of the potential consequences which is an important concern for me.  PHOENIX DUIs can be very stressful on not just the person arrested but their families as well.  When a person within a family has been arrested for PHOENIX DUI it is important to keep the impact on the family in mind. DUI and Family video.

As a PHOENIX Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyer 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    with reasonable payment plans.

A concern people have for a PHOENIX DUI arrest is, Will My Mugshot And Arrest Record For An PHOENIX DUI Show Up Online.


Gordon Thompson The Best Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyer

What Defenses Can My Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyer 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.  AZ Supreme Court: Implied Consent admonitions do not create consent.

People often ask, in PHOENIX Should I Submit To DUI Field Sobriety 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 PHOENIX ARIZONA DUI LAWYER 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.

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds 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.

Out Of State DUI Convictions can be used to enhance a DUI sentence although there may be a defense to the use of many out of state convictions.

Different consequences apply to PHOENIX Marijuana DUI Cases.

What Happens if Someone One is Found Guilty of DUI in Phoenix

The penalties for a DUI in PHOENIX can be severe.

Where do I serve a jail sentence in Maricopa County, where do I serve it and how much does it cost?

If a person is find guilty for a PHOENIX DUI the fines and assessments can be very high and so courts in Phoenix 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 Consequences

DUI arrests and convictions can have many serious and long lasting consequences against a person’s driver’s license and so it is important for an Experienced PHOENIX ARIZONA DUI LAWYER to be aware of all the possible consequences.  Those include:

Admin Per Se License Suspension.

DUI Implied Consent Suspension.

Points Consequences.

Driving in PHOENIX On A Driver License  Suspended  for DUI.

Defensive Driving And Traffic Survival Schools.

Ignition Interlock Device.


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

DUIs & CDLs & Underage Drivers.


Recent changes lessen some of the license consequences:

AZ legislature removes interlock requirement for DUI Drugs.

AZ eliminates mandatory DL revocation for DUI Drugs.


DUIs in PHOENIX have very serious consequences and that is why it is important to retain as quickly as possible a Knowledgeable and Experienced PHOENIX ARIZONA DUI LAWYER 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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