Experience over Cost when hiring a DUI Defense Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Weighing cost over experienceIf you have been charged with a criminal offense in Phoenix, AZ, I know just how helpless it can feel.

Uncertain of where to turn to, who to trust, and overall at an utter loss, you need a trusted source to guide you through the criminal court system.
When facing potential felony or misdemeanor DUI charges and trying to figure out who to choose to defend you, from the harsh penalties for a DUI conviction in Arizona
With the harsh penalties for a DUI conviction in Arizona, the fines, fees, Ignition Interlock Device, towing and impound costs to name a few, can run into the thousands. That’s not even taking into account, Attorney fees. So what will you do?

Life-Changing Ramifications

Some firms work to acquire as many cases as possible at any given time, I represent a limited number of clients at a time so I can give every client the attention they deserve.
As an experienced DUI Defense Attorney, I sometimes find myself fixing cases where clients chose to hire an attorney based only on cost.

Often for a low fee, such as $1500 the case may have been rushed through the judicial system and not enough time was given to mount a rigorous defense.
With me, you can expect individualized service, after all, depending on the offense, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony. A Class 1 misdemeanor is the most serious of misdemeanor offenses and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and 3 years of probation. When your freedom is at risk, should cost really be the sole reason to hire an Attorney?

Choosing Experience over Attorney Fees

Although the possible outcome of your case may seem bleak, bear in mind that each situation has its own set of circumstances, and with that comes DUI Defense opportunities tailored to fit your particular case.

The Potential Cost of a DUI Conviction in Arizona
  • Attorney Fees
  • Court-ordered fines
  • MVD (Motor Vehicle Department) Fees
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Cost of Treatment Programs
  • Towing & Impound Cost
  • Bail
  • Lost wages, time & opportunities
  • RS22 Insurance 
In each case that I defend, no matter what charges my Client is facing, the goal is always to get the state to dismiss their case long before the trial or to negotiate a plea agreement that benefits the person who made a mistake.

Should I get a Public Defender for free?

Public Defenders are some of the best lawyers who know the courts well. I, too, was a public defender and benefited from the same training. However, Public defenders are overworked, and you will not receive personalized attention on your case because they have too many clients and not enough time to mount a rigorous defense. Also, public defenders will not help you with the MVD admin per se or implied consent hearing,
When you hire me, you get years of legal experience defending both felony and misdemeanor charges. Perhaps most importantly, you will receive my personal legal representation, not a paralegal or a junior lawyer.

Your Defense Begins at the Traffic Stop

The moment a traffic officer stands at your window and begins an interrogation it’s crucial that you be polite and respectful and remember that anything you say becomes evidence.
It’s your constitutional right to refrain from convicting yourself by answering the officer’s questions, which are designed to incriminate you, such as “how much have you had to drink tonight?”

Tell the officer that you are exercising the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and ask that you be represented by an attorney before responding to questions, which is also your constitutional right.

If you refuse to submit to a blood test your license will be suspended for a minimum of one year. Police have to have a blood sample within two hours to obtain an “accurate” result. If you don’t allow a blood draw police must obtain a warrant to collect blood for evidence.

DUI Defense in Phoenix, AZ

If you are facing DUI charges, the state has a great burden to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Reasonable doubt is a doubt based upon reason and common sense, rather than being based purely on speculation.
Many factors can serve to establish reasonable doubt, including the following.
  • The breathalyzer test at the traffic stop might show a result that’s faulty because of its calibration
  • The officer administering the test might have made a mistake
  • The traffic officer didn’t have probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop you in which the case can be dismissed on constitutional grounds 

Why I choose to defend those charged with a DUI

Often I am asked why I want to defend criminals.
Not a strange question considering the violence, degradation, and decay of civility in our society today. Nor is it a surprise considering the intolerant attitudes held by many toward those accused of crimes, in some ways primed by crime news and true-crime TV shows.

Making sure that my clients get a fair trial is my mission, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Everyone deserves a strong legal defense.
In addition to defending those charged with a DUI, I also represent those charged with a wide range of criminal offenses.
  • Aggravated Assault Defense
  • Burglary Defense
  • Domestic Violence Defense
  • Drug Possession charges
  • Fraud Defense 

Experience Outweighs the Cost of an Attorney

We've all heard horror stories from the legal trenches.
  • My lawyer failed to show up at the preliminary hearing!
  • The attorney that I initially talked to disappeared into the abyss and someone that I'm not familiar with showed up in the courtroom in their place. 
  • My attorney won't return my phone calls.
That list of failed legal representation can go on and on.

At the Law Office of Aaron Black, I represent each of my clients. Unlike many large firms that work to acquire as many cases as possible at any given time, I represent a limited number of clients. Not only will you get personal representation, but you will also get direct contact with me.

When you have questions, are nervous, and need to talk, or you need to chat to ease your mind, you will have my cell number, and I'm available to you, 24 hours a day.

Although not the cheapest defense attorney in Phoenix, AZ, when your freedom is at stake, you need the truth about the potential outcome and someone with knowledge of the legal system and the experience to back it up.

With your life’s balance on the line, cost should not be your first criteria when choosing a criminal defense attorney.

Free Legal Consultation

When you meet with me for your free consultation; I will walk you through the criminal process and what you can expect at each court hearing.
Your time is valuable, and in many situations, your lawyer can attend the majority of your court appearances in regards to your case without your presence. You can rest assured that I will do everything possible to defend you while keeping you up to date on all relevant information about your case.

I genuinely understand that facing charges can be complicated and confusing, and I promise that I will work tirelessly to provide the personalized, expert legal defense that you deserve and should expect.
Representing clients in all Arizona federal, state, county and city courts, I serve clients in the following cities.
  • Apache Junction
  • Avondale
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Goodyear
  • Mesa
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Surprise
  • Tempe, Arizona
When you need an experienced DUI defense, contact Phoenix, AZ DUI Defense Attorney Aaron Black, or call to set up a free telephonic consultation today at 480-729-1683.
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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