Articles Tagged with DUI

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An arrest is not a conviction. You should always invoke your right legal representation for your charges. Here are a few of your initial rights following an arrest in Chandler, you should preserve in your defense:

  • Advise the arresting officer that you with to invoke your right to remain silent following your arrest, if you are questioned or interrogated about the criminal charges, until your attorney is present;
  • Plead “Not Guilty”. It is best to allow your attorney to enter this plea for you;
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“Constitutional rights should be recognized and restored, no matter what the cost”

Arizona HB 2284 – DUI; Jury Trial Rights Signed into Law

Arizona legislation signed into law April 11, 2012, has restored jury trial rights to first-time DUI offenders. AZ HB 2284 was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Under the act, a provision was put in place to make it retroactively effective to December 31, 2011.

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“If you were arrested for DUI it does not necessarily mean you will be found guilty.  Here are some common defenses that may help you avoid a  harsh DUI conviction. “

If you are facing DUI charges in Gilbert AZ, you have the right to defend your charges.  Arizona is well known for having some of the harshest penalties for DUI in the country. They include mandatory jail time for even a first offense, non-extreme, or non-aggravated DUI. The criminal justice court system can be overwhelming and the laws complex.  Arizona prosecutors are well trained and experienced at prosecuting DUI offenses.  You will need to have a qualified legal advocate to challenge their case against you through the formal criminal justice process.

DUI Defenses  

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To obtain a copy of your DUI or criminal incident police report you can make your request in person or by mail to the following address (requests are not accepted by telephone, fax or electronically): 

Gilbert Police Dept.,  Records Section

75 E. Civic Center Drive

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Scottsdale DUI Arrest

If you were arrested for criminal or DUI charges in Scottsdale AZ, you have probably been instructed to appear for your Arraignment in Scottsdale Municipal Court. It is never a good idea to go to criminal court without legal representation. You should first consult experienced criminal lawyer. There may be defenses that can be used, to challenge and defend your charges and the evidence.  Scottsdale DUI convictions can carry harsh penalties including mandatory jail time; vehicle interlock devices; licenses suspension or revocation; alcohol education and counseling; fines, fees, and other penalties.

Criminal and DUI Lawyer Fees

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“Good Scottsdale DUI lawyers can sometimes help prevent your misdemeanor charges from being raised to a felony; in some cases, they can help prevent criminal charges from being brought against you at all.”

Scottsdale DUI and Criminal Charges

If you were arrested for a DUI or criminal offense, but aren’t sure if they are misdemeanor or felony charges, you should contact a Scottsdale criminal lawyer as soon as possible.  You can discuss the events that have taken place; documents received; and your concerns. They will be able to provide you with insight concerning your charges and potential defense options.

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Tempe DUI Arrest 

If your arrest was based on DUI breath test results, you should contact a Tempe DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Defenses may exist surrounding your breath test evidence. The prosecution will not seek out deficiencies in the breath test evidence, on your behalf. You will need to hire an experienced DUI lawyer who defends DUI charges in Tempe frequently. They will be your advocate and examine all aspects surrounding your breath test results to make certain they are accurate and valid. If not, the evidence may not be admitted in court to use against you, which may ultimately lead to a dismissal of the Tempe DUI charges.

Challenging DUI breath test evidence for DUI defense

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Following a Gilbert DUI arrest or criminal charges, you will be taken into custody. It is highly recommended that you arrange for a consultation and retention of criminal defense attorney to represent you in your matter. The “Initial Appearance” is your very first court appearance after the arrest. It will be very brief. This is where the judge informs you of your criminal charges, and sets Release Conditions. In some cases you will want your attorney to file a motion to modify release conditions if they are too harsh, unfair, or unreasonable.

Release Conditions – The Judge’s Considerations for Release Conditions

Release conditions are set by the judge for the purpose of assuring you will appear for your next court date. The judge will consider numerous factors before setting your Release Conditions. Some of these factors include but are not limited to the following:

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