After a DUI charge, you need to hire a DUI lawyer immediately. If the courts convict you of a DUI in Arizona, (A.R.S. 28-1381), you may face penalties in criminal court and with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division. This means that not only could you receive fines and jail time, but you might also face a driver’s license suspension.
In addition to jail time, fines, or license suspension, if the state convicts you of a DUI, they may require you to have an ignition interlock device in any vehicle you operate, whether you own it or not. This means that before you can start your vehicle, you will have to pass a BAC/breathalyzer test. The state may require the interlock for at least one year. You will also have to pay a monthly fee for the device. If you do not install the interlock device and keep it for the required period, the Motor Vehicle Division will not give you back a regular license.
Hiring a DUI lawyer may reduce your penalties. A DUI lawyer will negotiate with prosecutors and judges to get your charges reduced before you even go to trial.
A DUI lawyer may even be able to wipe the charges off your record entirely if your case goes to trial. There are a lot of complexities involved with the administration breathalyzer tests and field sobriety tests that can create uncertainty regarding your level of intoxication. The more uncertainty your attorney can create, the more likely the judge could find you not guilty. A DUI attorney will know to ask for alternate plea options to protect your criminal history and driver’s license.
No case is too small. No case is too difficult. Let the DUI Defense Team help you navigate your criminal charges and fight for your rights. Our Tucson, AZ team is well-versed in the laws and regulations that will help you defend your case. The DUI Defense Team is experienced in reducing jail time, heavy fines, and battling motor vehicle restrictions. We treat every case like it is our most important. Don’t take the risk of receiving serious criminal charges that can hang over your head and affect you negatively for the rest of your life.