DUI Defense Attorneys Serving Arizona
Being charged with a DUI in Arizona is not something that should be taken lightly. There are serious consequences associated with a DUI conviction that can have significant impacts on the future. That being said, in the event that you are charged with a DUI, the best thing you can do for yourself is to retain the services of a skilled and experienced attorney who can explore all possible defenses on your behalf. If you have been charged with a DUI in Arizona, do not hesitate to contact Weintraub & Weintraub today. Our firm has decades of experience fighting on behalf of clients and working to protect their future from the pitfalls of a DUI conviction. Contact our legal team today for strong legal representation when it matters most.
How can an attorney fight against a DUI in Arizona?
Our firm has spent decades representing clients who have been charged with a DUI. We have a deep understanding of the defenses that may be used when trying to have a DUI case against you dismissed or reduced. Of course, everyone’s individual situation is different so it will require careful examination from an attorney. Some of the many DUI defenses that our firm has used in the past to help clients who are facing charges include:
- The accused not driving or in actual physical control of the vehicle at the time of the stop
- The law enforcement officer had no reasonable suspicion to conduct an investigative stop
- The law enforcement officer not having probable cause for an arrest
- The law enforcement officer improperly administered field sobriety tests
- The law enforcement officer violated your constitutional rights
- The breath testing device was inaccurate
- The blood or breath sample was not obtained or analyzed properly
Arizona’s 15 Day Rule for Driving Privilege Suspension Hearing
Admin Per Se Suspension (Arizona Revised Statute 28-1385)
The Arizona Department of Transportation shall suspend your driving privileges for 90 days (30 days consecutive and 60 days restricted), if the evidence supports a finding that a law enforcement officer had reasonable grounds to believe that you had violated Arizona DUI laws, you were placed under arrest, a test indicated an alcohol concentration of .08 or more (.04 or more in a commercial vehicle) at the time the test was administered, the testing method was valid and reliable and the results were accurately evaluated.
If the results of your breath tests were .08 percent alcohol concentration or more or you submitted to a blood test, you only have 15 days to request a hearing in order to challenge the administrative suspension of your driving privileges.
Implied Consent Suspension (Arizona Revised Statute 28-1321)
The Arizona Department of Transportation shall suspend your driving privileges for 12 months (3 months consecutive and 9 months restricted), if the evidence supports a finding that a law enforcement officer had reasonable grounds to believe that you had violated Arizona DUI laws, you were placed under arrest, you refused or failed to successfully complete a designated test for alcohol concentration or drug content and you were informed of the consequences of that refusal or failure.
If you refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test after being arrested for a DUI in Arizona, or if you tried to submit to the test but the arresting officer said you refused, you only have 15 days to request a hearing in order to challenge the implied consent suspension of your driving privileges.
Contact a Phoenix DUI Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI in Arizona, it is important to retain the services of an attorney who has a vast knowledge of the DUI laws in the state. The skilled legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub can effectively explore all possible defense options in your case. Contact our firm today for strong legal defense in your Arizona DUI case.