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Arizona Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

  1. Anthem
    1. Boates & Crump: A DUI arrest can have a serious and immediate impact on your life. Particularly for first-time offenders, this may be your first and only negative encounter with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
  2. Apache Junction
    1. Hirsch, Arnold: Personal injury Trusts and estates Wills Trusts Estate planning Guardianship Conservatorship Probate Criminal law Family law
  3. Avondale
    1. Mays, Wendy: simple assault, DUI, or domestic violence
    2. Faith, Ledyard, Nickel & Shelsky: An arrest for DUI triggers two separate proceedings with immediate and long-term consequences. The criminal charges may result in jail or other punishment, and the administrative license proceeding may result in loss of driving privileges. These penalties in turn can create havoc for current or future employment and other aspects of your life.
  4. Bullhead City
  5. Casa Grande
  6. Chandler
  7. Cottonwood
  8. Flagstaff
  9. Fountain Hills
    1. Spragins, Alan: * Assault and aggravated assault * Theft, burglary and armed robbery * Kidnapping * Weapons misconduct * Criminal damage * Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest * Drug possession and sales * Conspiracy, embezzlement, fraudulent schemes and forgery * Sexual offenses and prostitution * Domestic violence
    2. Elkie Law Office: If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you want an experienced attorney to investigate your case and provide you with a clear and honest case assessment and explanation of your rights. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be devastating. You can lose your driver's license or privilege to drive, be required to pay thousands of dollars in fines, fees and costs, be ordered to attend alcohol counseling, and also serve substantial time in jail. In addition, the Motor Vehicle Division may require that you equip any motor vehicle you drive with a Certified Ignition Interlock Device.
  10. Gilbert
  11. Glendale
  12. Kingman
  13. Lake Havasu City
    1. Jones, Thomas: DUI is a serious crime in Arizona. Stiff fines, mandatory jail time, and restrictions on your driver's license are only some of the consequences if you are convicted of DUI. Defending yourself against a charge of DUI can be a complicated process and requires an experienced attorney. There are many issues which need to be looked at. These include whether or not the police followed proper procedures and the accuracy of any scientific testing, such as breath tests.
    2. Bull, Jan: criminal defense
  14. Maricopa
    1. Fulton Law Office: Traffic Crimes: Traffic crimes are specifically addressed in state statutes. The complex body of law that regulates the operation of motor vehicles on the streets and highways can be difficult to interpret and apply. Examples of traffic crimes include reckless driving, aggressive driving, drag racing, and driving with a suspended license.
  15. Mesa
  16. Parker
  17. Peoria
    1. Corso & Rhude: ARIZONA DUI LAWS EXPECT THE MAX The State of Arizona has created a campaign to discourage people from driving a vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol. The truth is that the State of Arizona prides itself on having some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Drinking and driving in Arizona is a criminal offense and is punishable by up to six (6) months in the county jail and up to a $2,500.00 fine plus an 84% surcharge.
    2. Michael Define: Know your rights. Protect your rights. Consult with an attorney before you go to court for your DUI.
  18. Phoenix
    1. Phoenix
    2. Phoenix
    3. Phoenix
    4. Phoenix
    5. Phoenix
    6. Phoenix
    7. Phoenix
  19. Prescott
    1. Cates, Dwane: The Arizona laws break the severity of a DUI into several categories based on the degree to which the driver is intoxicated and how many times the driver has been convicted. A Phoenix, AZ DUI defense lawyer can help you make sense of your situation. Drivers may face Arizona DUI charges if they are caught driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more. Studies reveal that a .05 BAC level leaves a driver impaired and thus, .08 is the standard BAC level that results in an Arizona DUI offense conviction in the event that a driver is caught driving while intoxicated.
    2. Rich, Monte: DUI: DUI, the crime that almost everyone commits. Due to the continuing change in the political climate, what has become the accepted ability to have a few drinks with dinner, or a couple of beers at your neighbors barbecue and then drive home will now get you into one of the nastiest, costliest legal problems of you life. With Blood Alcohol levels dropping in every state across the country, you cannot afford to have even one drink and be stopped by an officer of the law. What is worse, he or she is not going to listen to you or even recognize you ability to safely get home even though all that you feel is a minor buzz.
    3. Musgrove Drutz Kack & Flack: Prosecutors may coerce you into a quick plea so you can move on with your life. But that is not always the result of a guilty plea as a DUI conviction can affect your insurance rates and your ability to work. Breathalyzers and other tests are not perfect. They must be administered in adherence to various rules and regulations. If your rights were violated in any way, we will bring that matter to light and seek dismissal of your charges.
    4. Lauren VanPelt: Charges of drunk driving are serious. They could result in large fines, loss of driver's license, or even jail time. You need an attorney who will treat your case with the seriousness it requires.
  20. Prescott Valley
    1. DeRienzo, Daniel : Pulled Over for Suspected DUI? If you have been pulled over and the police officer suspects that you have been drinking, you should supply your identification, including your driver's license, registration and insurance. However, you do not have to tell the police officer if you have been drinking or how much or when you were drinking. You do not have to perform field sobriety tests. In fact, you should request an attorney as soon as a police officer asks these questions. If a police officer requests a breath, blood or urine test, you should refuse until you have consulted with an experienced Arizona DUI attorney, and you have the right to be released for an independent test.
  21. Queen Creek
    1. Wilson-Goodman & Fong:
    2. Riggs Ellsworth & Porter: Following an arrest for DUI, the prosecution may try and convince you to immediately accept a plea bargain. While you may want to end the legal matter quickly and move on with your life, you must understand the lasting intended, and sometimes unintended, consequences that may be associated with the conviction. A prosecutor does not have your best interests in mind with offering a plea agreement. It is vital that you have an experienced and aggressive advocate, with the necessary legal knowledge to effectively advise you in your DUI defense. It is also important to understand that there are two aspects to any DUI offense. Clearly there are the criminal charges which must be handled. However, there is also a civil or administrative portion to the charge as well, which relates to your driving privileges through the MVD. Shortly after one is arrested for DUI, MVD will begin a suspension of driving privileges, sometimes even if you have not yet been formally charged with the DUI. It is crucial to have an experienced advocate who understands MVD procedures and can fight to protect your driving privileges. Further, a DUI conviction can lead to the expense and hassle of an interlock device being installed on your vehicle. If installed, you are required to blow into the machine, which is designed to detect any alcohol in your system, and which ultimately controls whether you are able to start and drive your car. Often we are asked whether one is required to submit to a breath test/blood draw if arrested for DUI. While one is not required by law to submit to the same, it is crucial to know that a refusal will result in an automatic one year license suspension, even if the DUI charges against you are ultimately dismissed. Minimum penalties for DUI's range from twenty-four hours in jail/drug and alcohol counseling/approximately $1500.00 in fines to four months in prison and several thousand dollars in fines. Maximum penalties for DUI's range from six months in jail/thousands of dollars in fines/ignition interlock device to several years in prison. RECENT ARIZONA LEGISLATION HAS MADE THE PENALTIES FOR DUI CONVICTIONS HARSHER THAN EVER BEFORE. Perhaps, now more than ever, one cannot afford to NOT have a skilled, experienced, and aggressive advocate in any DUI defense case.
  22. Rio Rico
    1. Hale & Williams: "Driving under the influence" (DUI) and "driving while intoxicated" (DWI) are two names for the crime of drunk driving. Other statutory names for this crime are "operating under the influence" (OUI) and "operating while intoxicated" (OWI). The different names for the crime reflect differences in the state statutes that define the crime. However, all the statutes have the common purpose of punishing drunk driving and driving under the influence of illegal drugs. A conviction for drunk driving carries serious consequences, including driver's license suspension or revocation, fines, and time in jail or prison. Accordingly, a person charged with drunk driving must not hesitate to seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to best protect his or her interests.
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  24. Sedona
    1. Gorman, Thomas: * United States Supreme Court Drug crimes * Violent crimes and homicide * Domestic violence and domestic assault * Theft * Appeals * Driving under the influence (DUI) * Sexual assault * Traffic violations
    2. Thomas Gorman: Don't face serious criminal charges alone.
  25. Sierra Vista
  26. Show Low
    1. Riggs Ellsworth & Porter: Following an arrest for DUI, the prosecution may try and convince you to immediately accept a plea bargain. While you may want to end the legal matter quickly and move on with your life, you must understand the lasting intended, and sometimes unintended, consequences that may be associated with the conviction. A prosecutor does not have your best interests in mind with offering a plea agreement. It is vital that you have an experienced and aggressive advocate, with the necessary legal knowledge to effectively advise you in your DUI defense. It is also important to understand that there are two aspects to any DUI offense. Clearly there are the criminal charges which must be handled. However, there is also a civil or administrative portion to the charge as well, which relates to your driving privileges through the MVD. Shortly after one is arrested for DUI, MVD will begin a suspension of driving privileges, sometimes even if you have not yet been formally charged with the DUI. It is crucial to have an experienced advocate who understands MVD procedures and can fight to protect your driving privileges. Further, a DUI conviction can lead to the expense and hassle of an interlock device being installed on your vehicle. If installed, you are required to blow into the machine, which is designed to detect any alcohol in your system, and which ultimately controls whether you are able to start and drive your car. Often we are asked whether one is required to submit to a breath test/blood draw if arrested for DUI. While one is not required by law to submit to the same, it is crucial to know that a refusal will result in an automatic one year license suspension, even if the DUI charges against you are ultimately dismissed. Minimum penalties for DUI's range from twenty-four hours in jail/drug and alcohol counseling/approximately $1500.00 in fines to four months in prison and several thousand dollars in fines. Maximum penalties for DUI's range from six months in jail/thousands of dollars in fines/ignition interlock device to several years in prison. RECENT ARIZONA LEGISLATION HAS MADE THE PENALTIES FOR DUI CONVICTIONS HARSHER THAN EVER BEFORE. Perhaps, now more than ever, one cannot afford to NOT have a skilled, experienced, and aggressive advocate in any DUI defense case.
    2. Bonnie Yarbrough: Arizona’s DUI laws are extremely severe. If your driving is impaired, you may accept a conviction for driving under the influence without understanding the quality of the State's evidence against you. Alcohol is only one of the issues. Evidence of drug use can remain in the body for days, weeks and/or months. If illegal drugs or their metabolites are found in your blood or urine, you may be charged with an aggravated DUI and sentenced to four months in "tent city" or the department of corrections .
  27. Snowflake
    1. Taylor Law Office: You should have a lawyer when facing any criminal charge. There are numerous consequences of a criminal conviction including loss of freedom, fines and fees, loss of driving privileges, not to mention the potential for loss of your civil rights and liberties from a felony conviction.
  28. Sun City
    1. Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker: DUI, drug possession and drug sale arrests continue to become more frequent, and the penalties continue become more severe. Individuals in control any illegal substance may be subject to these arrests and penalties.
  29. Tempe Tempe
  30. Tolleson
    1. Knost, Paul: felonies, DUI cases, misdemeanors, bankruptcy, personal injury, auto accidents
  31. Tucson
  32. Unknown
    1. Dossey Law: Arizona DUI law involves Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs. Arizona is a NO TOLERANCE state. Arizona DUI law penalizes impaired driving, not drunk driving. Hiring a qualified DUI Lawyer can minimize your problems. Fines and possible jail time may be only a few of the penalties that confront you without my help.
    2. Wolf & Associates: A DUI charge is based upon a person operating, or being in actual physical control, of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or some other controlled substance, to the extent that their mental faculties or ability to drive are impaired to the slightest degree, and/or with a Blood Alcohol Content which is above the legal limit which are subject to change. Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Even for a first offense, the penalties associated with a conviction for DUI/DWI may include license suspension, substantial fines, community service, mandatory attendance at a state or DMV approved alcohol program, mandatory overnight incarceration and the required installation (at the offender's expense) of an ignition locking device which must be installed in your car. In addition, it typically results in higher insurance premiums. Please describe the nature of your problem and list charges, if any: DUI Manslaughter Manslaughter is the criminal charge for unlawfully killing someone without actually intending to do so. When someone is driving under the influence and causes an accident in which someone is killed, the driver may be charged with manslaughter. DUI With Prior Convictions In all 50 states, repeat DUI offenders face progressively stiffer penalties. In some states, the third or fourth offense may be charged as a felony and, upon a conviction, result in a multi-year state prison term. The elements of the underlying offense are the same, whether or not there are prior convictions. Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Prescription Medications Most people know that it is illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs, but many believe they can avoid a conviction for DUI by producing a prescription for the drug in question. This is not true. A DUI (drugs) charge has nothing to do with whether or not possession of the drug was lawful. The legal issue in any DUI case is whether, as the result of "impairment," the driver has lost the ability to drive safely. It is just as unlawful to drive under the influence of a properly prescribed medication as it is to drive after drinking too much alcohol. DO’S & DO NOT’S: Drunk DrivingBulletDO NOT answer questions, but DO be polite and cooperative. You have a constitutional right to remain silent - exercise it. BulletDO NOT agree to take field sobriety test aka FST’s (including the eye test - otherwise known as the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus aka “HGN”). There is no consequence for refusing this test. BulletDO NOT agree to take a breath, blood or urine test prior to speaking with an attorney. If you cannot contact an attorney DO consider consenting to taking any and all tests requested, as Arizona Law requires you to do so, or your driver's license will be revoked for one year. Also, the State will most likely obtain a search warrant and take your blood forcefully. Penalties for DUI The penalties for DUI convictions vary depending upon your prior history within the allowable 84 month time period (formerly 60 months), the proximity of the prior convictions, and the circumstances surrounding your particular case including, but not limited to, injuries, whether collision occurred, and BAC content. A brief summary of possible ramifications for DUI Convictions are as follows (for updated laws click here): First DUI BulletDUI Base Fine ......................................$250.00 + 84% surcharge* BulletPrison Construction Assessment........$500.00 BulletArizona extra DUI Assessment............$500.00 BulletJail - Minimum 24 Hours up to 10 Days, BulletLicense Suspension - From 90-360 Days BulletIgnition Interlock Device - Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device at the expense of the Convicted DUI Offender. BulletComplete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program 2nd DUI BulletDUI Base Fine.......................................$500.00 + 84% surcharge* BulletPrison Construction Assessment........$1,250.00 Arizona extra BulletDUI Assessment...................................$1,250.00 BulletJail – Minimum 30 Days up to 90 Days BulletCommunity Restitution – Minimum 30 Days BulletLicense Suspension – One Year Ignition BulletInterlock Device - Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device at the expense of the Convicted DUI Offender. BulletComplete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program 3rd DUI (Aggravated DUI if 3rd Within 84 Months of Previous DUI or While License Suspended) BulletDUI Base Fine......................................$750.00 + 84% surcharge* BulletProbation Surcharge............................$10.00 BulletPrison Construction Assessment.......$1,500.00 BulletDUI Assessment...................................$1,500.00 BulletDUI Abatement Fee.............................$250.00 BulletSentence – Minimum 4 months Arizona Department of Corrections BulletLicense Revocation – Three Years BulletIgnition Interlock Device – Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device BulletComplete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program * Note: Arizona's criminal surcharge charge changes frequently (check statute for current percentage) PENALTIES FOR EXTREME AND “SUPER EXTREME” CONVICTIONS: As your blood alcohol content (aka BAC) rises, so do the potential penalties. A BAC of .150 to .199 triggers what is known as an Extreme DUI. The minimum jail time for a first Extreme DUI offender is 30 days, rather than the 10 day minimum for lesser offenders. The penalties for a second Extreme DUI offense are similarly increased. Arizona’s new DUI law actually establishes a third category of DUI offender, has been referred to as the Super Extreme DUI. Those caught driving with a BAC in excess of .20 percent face even steeper penalties. A "super extreme" DUI offender will spend at least 45 days in jail. However, the court is not allowed to suspend any of the minimum sentence for completion of a treatment program. Moreover, the fines and costs levied against "super extreme" DUI offenders are much greater, because of the charges associated with the longer jail time imposed. The penalties for a second "super extreme" DUI offense are amazingly stiff. Those convicted of a second "super extreme" DUI will receive a flat 180 day mandatory sentence -- no exceptions.
    3. Davis, Adam: All too often seriously criminal case victims fail to get the representation that they deserve because of getting overwhelmed with the situation, without letting someone else take control.
    4. Robert Barry: If you have been arrested or cited on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol, it is important that you known and understand your rights.
  33. Yuma
    1. Hineman, Phil: DUI, Extreme DUI and Aggravated DUI DUI is a serious misdemeanor. However, if you are caught drunk driving, you could face even more intense charges, depending on the situation. * Extreme DUI: If you were caught with a blood alcohol content of over .15, you could be charged with "extreme DUI." The consequences in this situation are much more severe than in a traditional DUI. * Aggravated DUI: If you were accused of drunk driving while your license was suspended or revoked, you could face this charge. This is a felony. A conviction will have a serious impact on your life. This can also be charged in certain cases of repeat DUI offenses.
    2. Camarena Law: Know your rights. You are not required to perform any DUI field sobriety tests. However, if you are unlawfully arrested, a Motion to Suppress may be in order. Without the unlawfully seized evidence, your case may be dismissed.
    3. Donovan Law: How Do I Find Good Criminal Defense Attorneys? It may seem difficult to select good criminal defense attorneys at first and we caution you against retaining the first attorney you meet. There are many criminal defense attorneys who do not limit their practice to criminal cases and some of these attorneys only handle a few cases a year. Some other criminal defense attorneys may be incompetent or inexperienced. To find good criminal defense attorneys, we suggest that you ask the following questions: • Does your firm have criminal defense attorneys who are highly experienced in the defense of criminal cases? • Does your firm have criminal defense attorneys who are Board Certified as Specialists by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization? • Does your firm have criminal defense attorneys who limit their practice to criminal and D.U.I. defense? • Does your firm make promises as to the results that they can obtain? Beware -- this is something ethical criminal defense attorneys cannot do. Specific results cannot be accurately predicted. • Does your firm use a written flat fee agreement that includes trial if necessary? Or is the "fee" only a low initial retainer that does not cover the entire criminal case or prior investigation? (Our Fee Agreements cover all legal fees. Legal costs, however, are extra). • Will your firm actually handle the case or will you simply sign me up and refer me to other criminal defense attorneys or another law firm?
    4. Crimmins, William: Homicide Assault and Aggravated Assault DUI and Aggravated DUI DWI and Aggravated DWI Drug Cases Dangerous Weapons Offenses Registration Offenses Theft Forgery Identity Theft Fraud Border Check Point Cases Delinquency Cases Juvenile Cases Sexual Conduct Cases Set aside of criminal record (Felonies & Misdemeanors) I-8 Border Patrol Checkpoint
    5. Bowman & Smith: A DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated) charge is a serious offense that is taken seriously in the eyes of the law. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI or DWI, the best way to protect your interests is to seek the help of a qualified criminal defense attorney. A person can be arrested for driving under the influence in Arizona and California is characterized when they have a .08 blood alcohol level or appear to be impaired by drugs or alcohol. Police typically look for signs of swerving, tailgating, drifting, hugging center or outside lanes, speeds noticeably above or below the limit, and erratic braking to identify potential drunk drivers. Law enforcement will stop suspected offenders and administer a field sobriety test to examine coordination. Further suspicions may warrant a breathalyzer test or blood analysis. Methods used to test sobriety are by no means 100 percent effective. If you been charged with a DUI or DWI offense, Bowman & Smith is prepared to defend you. Our experienced DUI attorneys specialize in representing individuals facing criminal charges and want to help protect and maximize your legal rights.
    6. Grace, Cary: Traffic Court: MVD Hearings, DUI involving Drugs or Alcohol Municipal Court: Misdemeanor Defense Justice Court: Misdemeanor Defense Superior Court: Felony Defense and Dependency Defense Contract Dispute, Civil Rights and Consumer Advocacy
    7. Jongeward, John: DUI - DWI - Possession of Marijuana and Drugs at Border Control Checkpoints The use or possession of illegal substances is a serious offense in the state of Arizona.
    8. Taylor, Amanda: Criminal Defense, Family Law.
    9. Tilson, James: If you are accused of a criminal offense, you need a determined and creative attorney to ensure that all of your rights are protected and upheld.
    10. Bleigh Law Office: If one is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), or operating under the influence (OUI), there are numerous defenses one could raise prior to trial by way of a motion to suppress evidence or to dismiss the charges or during trial.
    11. Vida Florez: The Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause guarantees every criminal defendant the right "to be confronted with the witnesses against him." Generally, this means that the accused has a constitutional right to cross-examine witnesses who make statements against him. In conjunction with this right, hearsay statements (out-of-court statements offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted) are generally inadmissible. However, there are several exceptions to the hearsay rule, which make the out-of-court statements of a non-testifying witness admissible under certain conditions (in spite of the Confrontation Clause). In fact, the tension created between the admissibility of certain hearsay statements and the conflicting right of the accused to cross-examine witnesses has risen to the level of the U.S. Supreme Court. In assessing the connection between the Confrontation Clause and the hearsay rule, the Court has specifically questioned the hearsay exception for statements against penal interest and the admissibility of accomplice confessions that inculpate the accused.

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