Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime – not merely a traffic infraction. Many people underestimate the severity of these charges and the penalties that come with a conviction. Some even fail to retain the services of an attorney. If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in Phoenix, Arizona, Suzuki Law Offices is prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf.
Failing to get legal representation would be a mistake. A criminal conviction could have serious consequences, including:
Once you have been arrested for drunk driving, the police will confiscate your driver’s license. At this point, you will only have 15 days to schedule a license suspension hearing with the Arizona Department of Transportation. If you fail to take action, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended for 90 days—or even longer, if this is a second or third DUI offense. Suzuki Law Offices can represent you at your administrative hearing and fight to have your driving privileges reinstated.
Each attorney at Suzuki Law Offices has experience working as a state or federal prosecutor – or both. We are committed to our clients and are able to bring invaluable perspectives from our work on both sides of the courtroom. We know how DUI prosecution works, and this knowledge enables us to effectively represent drivers accused of DUI.
We will look closely for all possible options to apply to your defense. When you work with a Phoenix DUI attorney at our firm, you stand a far greater chance of having your DUI charges or penalties reduced, or even dismissed entirely, than you would on your own. We have years of experience fighting DUI cases and know the strategies that produce the best results.
In Arizona, there are several different types of DUI charges, including:
Arizona laws are not lenient toward drivers convicted of DUI. A person who commits DUI will not only have to face penalties with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division, but also will face criminal charges.
Most people assume that they will be convicted of DUI if they have failed a breath or blood test; however, this does not have to be true. With the help of an experienced DUI attorney in Phoenix, AZ, you can challenge the evidence in your case and work toward a reduction, dismissal or acquittal of your charges.
Breath tests can be performed on the road during a traffic stop or at a police station after an arrest. The breathalyzer involves blowing into a machine that analyzes how much alcohol is contained in your breath. This is a very indirect method of determining BAC, as the results are not based on how much alcohol is actually in the body. Depending on body temperature and respiration rate, the results of the test can easily be skewed.
Additionally, there are a number of other factors that could throw off the results of a breath test. Certain mouthwashes, breath fresheners, and toothache medicines, or any other substance containing alcohol, could cause an inaccurate reading. Even a burp or regurgitation of stomach acid just prior to or during the test can skew results.
This is not to mention the problem of maintenance. Breathalyzer machines must be routinely maintained and calibrated to keep them accurate, but many times they are not. If a breath testing machine malfunctions, it could result in a false-positive reading, and as a consequence, you could face penalties that you may not even deserve.
Suzuki Law Offices handles a full range of DUI cases, from underage drunk driving charges to the most serious felony DUI allegations. Because time is of the essence in DUI cases, we encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation as soon as possible! Our firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need; contact us today for the aggressive legal advocacy you deserve. We will review your case to no cost to you.