Should I take my criminal DUI case to trial?

by Aaron Black • May 13, 2012
Taking a criminal DUI case to trial can be a risky proposition unless you have an experienced Phoenix DUI Lawyer by your side.

Most juries, no matter how liberal, they despise DUI cases. This makes it very difficult to win a trial unless you give the jury something to think about.

Possible DUI Defenses

  • Did the police abuse you?
  • Was the blood or breath testing machine not working properly?
  • Could your blood or breath actually be below the legal limit?
  • Is there no proof you were in actual physical control?
  • Do you suffer from physical injuries which impacted your performance on the field sobriety tests?
  • There was no probable cause to arrest you
  • You weren’t physically in control of the vehicle
  • There was no reasonable suspicion to stop you
  • You were denied your right to counsel by the police
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was below a .08% at the time of driving
  • Your Miranda Rights were violated
  • An Illegal blood draw was performed
  • The blood draw was contaminated
  • The police reports were misleading
These are just some of the issues a jury considers in a Phoenix criminal DUI trial.

Sometimes it is worth going to trial on the criminal DUI case if the prosecutor does not make you a good offer. It all depends.

Contact Aaron Black to review your case. Aaron is a Phoenix DUI Defense Lawyer and one of the leading trial attorneys in Arizona. Aaron Black. Aaron Black is recognized as a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal Defense (Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Arizona and New Mexico). He is rated 10/10 on, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer (the highest level of professional excellence).

If you want to take your case to trial or want an experienced criminal DUI attorney to review your case contact Aaron Black for a free consultation.
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