A DUI can happen to anyone!

by Aaron Black • January 13, 2017
Jail timeI was once again reminded that a DUI can happen to anyone in Phoenix when I heard that former Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was arrested in December on suspicion of a DUI, in reality, a super extreme DUI as his blood alcohol level was above .20 BAC. He was also charged with one count of obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer.

DUI’s are not inclusive to a certain class, race or gender as they are simply are the result of making the choice to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. With options such as Uber and Lyft and their ridesharing apps getting home without having to face any legal repercussions after drinking is just a tap away.

Phoenix, Arizona is far from kind to those who are arrested under suspicion of a DUI, in fact, we all know that Arizona has the toughest penalties in the country for drinking and driving. A first-time misdemeanor DUI alone can result in a minimum of 10 days in jail with a maximum of 6 months and the penalties increase with a higher BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). In addition to serving jail time, there are of course the fines, license suspension, possible SR22 insurance and the Ignition Interlock Device (IID and BAIID).

Although the evidence may seem overwhelming against you there are possible defenses that can be taken to provide the jury with circumstances about your case that warrant a second look and that’s where an experienced DUI Attorney in Phoenix who understands complexities of DUI defense law in invaluable.

Possible DUI Defense

  • Your Miranda Rights were violated
     
  • Your blood draw was illegally performed
     
  • Contaminated blood draw
     
  • Misleading police report
     
  • You were arrested without probable cause
     
  • You weren’t physically in control of the vehicle
     
  • There was no reasonable suspicion to stop you
     
  • You were denied a right to counsel by the police
     
  • Your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was below a .08% at the time you were arrested for suspicion of a DUI
The above and other compelling defense strategies for each individual case can be used which may result in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, no jail time, or substantially reduced charges.

If you would like to learn more or more importantly if you are facing DUI charges in Phoenix, AZ or other communities in Arizona, contact DUI Defense Attorney Aaron Black or call (480)729-1683 for a free consultation today.

 

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
 
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