Sometimes in life, you may make a mistake or allow a situation to get out of control, perhaps resulting in you being arrested for an offense such as DUI. In these situations, it is important to have the best attorney on your side, such as a specialist Phoenix DUI Defense Attorney, to help you through such a troubling period in your life. Click Here to find out more about the specialist DUI support.
First Offense Misdemeanor
If you are arrested for a criminal offense such as DUI, your specialist attorney will guide you through your options with detailed advice. If the DUI charge is a first offense misdemeanor, you will be subject to a mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail, through to a maximum of 6 months in jail. Your attorney can apply for a suspended sentence of 9 days, however, providing you attend alcohol screening in addition to any other sessions which are recommended for your circumstances. You will also be subject to a fine and surcharge, beginning at a sum of $2,500, in addition to a mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Device fitted to your vehicle for at least one year or two years in severe cases. Your specialist Phoenix DUI Defense Attorney will fight your corner to achieve the best outcomes possible, enabling you to place this experience behind you so that you can move forward with your life with your friends and family. Second and third offense misdemeanors, as well as an Arizona Extreme DUI and an Arizona Aggravated DUI, carry much harsher fines and surcharges as well as greater jail time and additional restrictions. An Arizona Extreme DUI is where your blood alcohol content has been recorded as being over 0.15%, in contrast to an Arizona Aggravated DUI, which consists of a felony charge.
Contact Your Arizona DUI Attorney
Being charged with a criminal offense can be a shock and a traumatic experience for most individuals, particularly if you have never been in trouble with the law before. Contact your specialist Arizona DUI Lawyer straight away if you are charged with a DUI/DWI Misdemeanor by calling (602) 307-0808, available 24 hours per day. This specialist team of lawyers operates across Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert on a daily basis, enabling them to deliver first-hand experience and knowledge to you to support you in your DUI case.
As well as driving under the influence of alcohol, it is also an offense to drive under the influence of drugs, including marijuana, across the state of Arizona. Therefore, it is illegal for you to drive if you have consumed any illegal drug, such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine. On occasion, you may be charged if you have consumed prescription drugs, but your Arizona DUI Attorney will provide an affirmative defense if you are driving with a prescribed medication in your urine, blood, or your breath.
Your Right to a Jury Trial
Further considerations which your Arizona DUI Lawyer with guide you through is the use of House Bill 2284 in response to the Senate Bill 1200 in relation to jury trials for first offense DUI cases. The implementation of SB1200 provided the judge with the discretion to deny or grant the request for a jury trial when an individual has been charged with a DUI first-time offense. Some courts implemented a blanket, default approach to this discretion by denying a jury trial in all cases, but these specialist DUI Attorneys challenged this violation of your constitutional right and challenged the denial of a jury trial for you, implementing the House Bill 2284 into law to ensure that your request for a jury trial will be granted if desired. You can be assured that whatever the circumstances of your DUI, your Arizona DUI Attorney will provide you with specialist support and advice to achieve the best possible outcome.