I’ve been arrested for a DUI in Scottsdale, do I need a lawyer?

by Aaron Black • August 15, 2016
DUI OffenseFrom first time DUI offenses in Scottsdale, AZ to extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI and Aggravated DUI depending on the blood alcohol concentration and history, jail can range from 1 day to 6 months for misdemeanors and up to 15 years for a felony.

DUI offenses involve complex legal issues that require representation by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of DUI laws. An attorney who practices DUI defense law should review your case if you have been charged with DUI in Phoenix or the surrounding areas. The act of going it alone when you have been charged with a DUI can mean mandatory jail time, license suspension, high monetary fines and the ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle for a year or more and if that isn’t enough a possible felony on your record for the rest of your life.

A skilled DUI attorney may be able to get a dismissal of the charges against you, not guilty verdict, no jail time or substantially reduced charges depending on several factors.

Possible DUI Defense

  • There was no probable cause to arrest you
  • You were not in actual physical control of the vehicle
  • There was no reasonable suspicion to stop you
  • The Police denied you the right to counsel
  • Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) below a .08% at the time of driving
  • Your Miranda Rights were violated
  • The Police performed an Illegal blood draw
  • Your blood draw was contaminated
  • The Police presented misleading reports
For further discussion click here to read more on AVVO. AVVO provides information that helps you make the best decision by providing detailed information about legal issues.

When choosing a DUI Defense Lawyer do your homework by checking on their qualifications. For example, are they listed in the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, are the rated by Martindale-Hubbell and of course are they listed on AVVO? I also encourage you to ask for recommendations from people that you trust, search online and interview several attorneys before making a decision.

To learn more click here to contact me 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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