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 AVVO.com, 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.

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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