Surprise AZ DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer Gordon Thompson


Being arrested in Surprise Az means you are no longer in control of your life

You may be ordered to:

  • Stop driving
  • Submit to random alcohol/ drug testing and electronic monitoring
  • Appear in court numerous times, jeopardizing your job
  • Serve jail time
  • Attend countless counseling sessions
  • 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 their driver’s license
  • I limit their requirement to appear in court
  • 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 on each client, and their family, as I discuss in my video AZ DUI and the Family.

I have designed my practice as if I were the client

My clients are hardworking people, just like me.  If I were a 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 my sole responsibility which continues long after the last court date.

E-Service

  • Encrypted email used  to send all reports & information about the case
  • Text messages for notices & reminders
  • Secure online client access to dash or body camera videos
  • One-click secure & convenient video conferencing available.

My standard fee agreement contains no hidden fees or costs or trial fees.  All-Inclusive Reasonable Flat Fee with affordable payment plans.  More Value for Your Money. 

Take the first step to getting a better outcome than you may think possible.

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My  Arizona DUI Guide explains how the Surprise Municipal Court and Maricopa County Justice Courts work

 

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

Maricopa County has many municipal and justice courts where DUI cases are tried.  On the Westside of Maricopa County, in addition to cases in the Surprise Municipal Court I also take cases in the Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale,  Goodyear,and  Peoria and Municipal Courts and many Maricopa County Justice Courts, which are  Agua Fria, Arrowhead, Country Meadows, Hassayampa, Ironwood, North Valley, Manitsee, Maryvale and White Tank.

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Surprise Municipal (or City) Court

16081 North Civic Center Plaza, Suite 105, Surprise, AZ  85374

Phone:  (623) 222-4800

Fax:  (623) 222-4801

E-Mail:  [email protected]

Court Website:  https://www.surpriseaz.gov/238/City-Court#courtcalendar

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

 

NORTHWEST REGIONAL COURT CENTER:  Arrowhead Justice Court  –  Hassayampa Justice Court  –  Manistee Justice Court  –  North Valley Justice Court

14264 West Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, AZ  85374

Arrowhead:

Phone:  (602) 372-2000

Fax:  (602) 372-2620

Court Website:  http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Locations/index.aspx

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

For the Fiscal Year 2014, there were 12,770 Original Case filings in the Arrowhead Justice Court, and 84 Non-Jury and 2 Jury Trials.

Hassayampa:

Phone:  (602) 372-2000

Fax:  (602) 372-2620

Court Website:  http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Locations/index.aspx

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

For the Fiscal Year 2014, there were 11,896 Original Case filings in the Hassayampa Justice Court, and 152 Non-Jury and 3 Jury Trials.

Manistee:

Phone:  (602) 372-2000

Fax:  (602) 372-2620

Court Website:  http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Locations/index.aspx

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

North Valley:

Phone:  (602) 372-2000

Fax:  (602) 372-2620

Court Website:  http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Locations/index.aspx

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

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