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.

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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