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DUI and Traffic Defense in Scottsdale


We do not Assume that all DUI Cases are Alike

There are law firms in the Phoenix area that devote their practice exclusively to DUI cases. However, those firms deal with such a high volume of cases that they may use a uniform, cookie-cutter approach to every case regardless of the circumstances. While we are experienced with DUI defense, we do not take every DUI case that comes along and we do not assume that all DUI cases are alike.


DUI laws in Arizona are among the toughest in the nation. There are law enforcement officers who focus their efforts entirely on arresting individuals they suspect of driving under the influence. However, just because they conduct many DUI arrests does not necessarily mean that your DUI stop was handled correctly. If your stop and/or arrest were conducted improperly, that can be grounds to have your charges dismissed. During your free and confidential consultation, we will work to understand the circumstances of your case to determine the defense options that might be available.

The Exact Charges You May Be Facing Depend on Many Variables


Despite the fact that it is a relatively well-known charge, driving under the influence is complex and the exact charges you may be facing depend on many variables. In the State of Arizona, DUI charges can include:


  • First offense driving under the influence
  • Second offense DUI
  • Impaired to the slightest degree
  • Underage DUI
  • DUI for commercial license holders
  • Extreme DUI (above .15 BAC)
  • Super extreme DUI (above .20 BAC)
  • Aggravated or felony DUI charges, including DUI while your license is suspended for DUI, DUI while a child under 15 is in the vehicle, third or subsequent DUI in 84 months, and DUI in violation of ignition interlock requirement
  • Associated criminal charges, including vehicular assault and vehicular homicide

The penalties that you may be facing as well as the defense strategy we develop on your behalf depend on both the specific type of DUI charge as well as the context of your case.


The Longer You Wait, the Fewer Options You Have


The consequences of a DUI can be quite harsh and include:


  • Significant fines
  • Jail or prison time
  • License suspension
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Community restitution

You may also experience higher insurance premiums and difficulty obtaining employment. If you have been charged with DUI in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, or anywhere in Maricopa county, you need an experienced attorney to help explain your options. There may be possibilities available that you were not even aware of. However, the longer you wait, the fewer options you have. If you have been charged with DUI in Scottsdale, contact us today for your free consultation. Se habla español.