I have been charged with a DUI in Phoenix, should I opt to go to trial?

by Aaron Black • March 14, 2016
If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Phoenix and you are faced with the decision as to whether or not you should take your case to trial. I strongly encourage you to seek out an experienced attorney who practices DUI defense law and is skilled in defending clients against vehicular crimes.

Taking a criminal DUI case to trial can be a risky proposition as most juries, no matter how liberal, despise DUI cases. With this in mind, it makes it very difficult to win a trial unless you provide the jury with circumstances about your case that warrant a second look.  Did the police abuse you? Is there proof that you were in actual physical control? Do you suffer from physical injuries which impacted your performance on the field sobriety tests? These are just a few of the issues a jury considers in a Phoenix criminal DUI trial.

In other circumstances, it may be worth going to trial on your DUI if the prosecutor does not make a good ple offer. Every case is different and the trial will revolve around the specific facts of your case.

The penalties for a DUI in Phoenix are some of the harshest in the country. Depending on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and criminal history, jail time can range from 1 day to 6 months for misdemeanors and up to 15 years for a felony. Every DUI conviction in Phoenix carries mandatory jail time, fines, license suspension, and the ignition interlock device. An experienced attorney can make all of the difference in your case.

The Law Office of Aaron Black understands that good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations. Aaron possess the skills, resources, and knowledge required to personally fight your case and defend you against DUI charges in Maricopa County. If you have questions about your case or you are facing DUI charges and need legal council in Arizona, please click here to contact Aaron or call (480)729-1683 for a free consultation.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.


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