This is the final post in my series on defending against DUI and DWI charges in Phoenix, Arizona. This series was intended to address many questions I routinely get regarding DUI charges. Consulting a qualified criminal defense lawyer can assist you in protecting your rights after a DUI arrest. It cannot be stressed enough that you should contact an attorney immediately if you have been arrested.
This series included discussions of the following issues:
- Challenging DUI blood and breath tests
- Challenging Phoenix DUI checkpoints
- Challenging DUI stops due to probable cause
After a DUI arrest you may have many questions and fears and an experienced DUI lawyer can guide you through the process and protect your rights. DUI/DWI charges can cost thousands of dollars, cause your license to be restricted or suspended, and can potentially lead to jail time, especially if you have prior DUI convictions in any state. Before your criminal case you are likely to face a deadline for an administrative hearing with the DMV wherein your license will be suspended even before a conviction. In order to protect yourself it is best to retain the services of an attorney familiar with DMV hearings and can meet the deadlines to preserve your ability to drive while your case is pending.
I understand that in addition to needing to drive to work, to drop your children at activities, and to attend to other daily life needs, that any arrest can lead to feelings of fear and shame. Many people do not realize they are impaired, felt “fine” at the restaurant, and certainly do not know they may pose a danger to others on the road. It also may be that you were using prescription or other medications and were unaware that they affected your ability to drive. Experienced DUI counsel will assure you that these mistakes happen often and provide judgment free advice and assistance.
Additionally, a qualified Phoenix DUI lawyer will understand the process, the local courts, and the defenses detailed in my blog as well as other defenses I did not discuss. A good lawyer can make the difference between getting through the process to return to relative normalcy and loss of employment, community involvement and financial hardship. Contact my office today. I also represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.