For many people in Gilbert who are facing their first DUI charge, it is often their first encounter with the law. Most of them do not understand their rights under the law. In some cases, they do themselves more harm than good by trying to gain the sympathy of the arresting officer by freely cooperating in the investigation. By doing so, most of these people are simply gift-wrapping a conviction for the prosecution.
If you have been arrested for your first Arizona DUI offense, the first thing you should do is contact a defense attorney. Do not say anything more to the police without having legal representation there with you. At Rosenstein Law Group, our first-offense DUI defense lawyers provide aggressive defense to clients in the Gilbert area and throughout Arizona. We will be there to protect your interests at every stage of the process.
Working Hard to Protect Your Rights
A first DUI arrest still leaves you with the opportunity to save your clean record. A DUI arrest does not have to mean a conviction. Do all that you can to prevent your DUI charge from becoming a conviction. The sooner you get our attorneys involved, the more we can do to help you.
We start with working to preserve your driving privileges. Any DUI arrest will result in an automatic 90-day suspension of your driver's license, regardless of whether you are convicted of a crime or not. We can challenge the suspension at an MVD hearing, but you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request one. We will request your hearing as long as you contact us before the deadline.
We provide a vigorous defense in your criminal case and diligently seek the best possible outcome for every client. When appropriate, we will negotiate with the prosecutor before a defendant's court date and work to get the charges reduced or the case dismissed. Our proven strategies may bring about a favorable outcome early on in the process.
In every case, our goal is to avoid the most severe, if not all, of the penalties associated with a first-offense DUI, including:
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Jail time
- A criminal record
- Increased insurance rates
- Problems now or in the future involving jobs, housing, loan applications, security clearances, professional licenses and other areas of life
Lawyer Craig Rosenstein Offers Free Consultations
Drivers who have been charged with DUI for the first time in Gilbert or anywhere in Arizona should call Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or contact us via email to arrange a free consultation. Rosenstein Law Group in Scottsdale provides attorney advocacy for first-time DUI offenders throughout southern Arizona, including in communities such as Gilbert and Phoenix.