This is my first DUI! Can I get a reckless driving if I have never had a DUI in Arizona?

by Aaron Black • May 14, 2012
If you have been charged with a first time DUI offense, please do not think for one minute the prosecution is going to drop your DUI to a reckless driving based on the fact that you have never been in trouble before. A reduction like this no longer happens in court.

Prosecutors want your blood. If you have been charged with a DUI you need to fight your case to have a chance at a better deal. You need an experienced Defense Attorney to fight your DUI. This is your only chance, no matter who you are. DUI convictions are big money in city courts, and the cities want your money.

Possible DUI Defenses

  • 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

Home detention

In some but not all circumstances you may be able to serve out your sentence at home. While on Home Detention you would be required to wear a GPS monitor and have a machine installed in your house that will require you to submit to 3 random alcohol tests per day.
  • The amount of jail time you serve in Arizona varies from city to city. For example, anyone arrested by Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies or Arizona Department of Public Safety officers under the suspicion of a DUI are of course processed through the Maricopa County justice courts. The Judges in Maricopa County are prohibited from handing down sentences for home detention.
  • Typical home detention allows you to work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day
  • Those who are granted home detention rather than serving their time in jail are required to wear an Electronic-monitor. The cost of the monitor is to be paid for by the defendant, and depending on the court it can range from $10 to $30 a day
If you have been charged with a DUI in Phoenix, Arizona contact DUI defense attorney Aaron Black for a free consultation or call 480-729-1683.

Aaron Black is a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal DUI Defense (Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Arizona and New Mexico). He is rated 10.0 Superb Lawyer on, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer (the highest level of professional excellence).
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