An Introduction to Phoenix DUI Attorney
For DUIs in PHOENIX it is important to know that Arizona is Rated Strictest for DUI Penalties and believe if or not a 180-day jail sentence for second offense misdemeanor .20% Extreme DUI is legal even though it is greater than the 4-month minimum sentence than for a felony DUI.
Additional Penalties also apply to Students.
What to Look For When Hiring A PHOENIX DUI ATTORNEY
To minimize the consequences of a DUI arrest in PHOENIX it is important to retain a PHOENIX DUI ATTORNEY 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.
What Defenses Can 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 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. 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.
What Happens if Someone 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?
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.
Different consequences apply to PHOENIX Marijuana DUI Cases.
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.
Arizona Driver’s License Actions
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 consequences. Those include:
DUIs and Actions against Commercial Driver Licenses & Underage Driver Licenses.
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.