Posted on February 27, 2014 in BAC
Here at the Rosenstein Law Group we pride ourselves on having some of the most knowledgeable DUI professionals among our staff. With mandatory jail time and extremely high fines for first time offenders, the state of Arizona is known for having the strictest DUI laws across thecountry. Therefore, if you ever find yourself accused in Arizona for a DUI, you will the services of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys like ours to navigate you out of the criminal justice system.
Know your rights. If you get stopped by law enforcement, they may ask you to perform a series of field sobriety tests. Understand that you cannot pass these tests, and therefore it is inadvisable to even take them. If the officer finds probable cause and arrests you, know that you have the right to an attorney, and call us at the Rosenstein Law Group. After that, invoke your right to remain silent until you have retained a DUI attorney.
Your blood alcohol level at the time of the arrest matters greatly. If your BAC is under .15 (the state can charge you even if your BAC is under .08, there will likely only be 1 day in jail. It doesn’t stop there. Other consequences could include fines starting at $1,800, which does not include jail fees, which can increase costs by thousands ofdollars. Additionally there is a 90 day suspension of your license, and an ignition interlock requirement on your car for a minimum of 12 months (with a potential reduction to 6 months if certain hoops are jumped through). If this is your second offense, all the penalties increase. Also, alcohol screening and treatment, along with other possible consequenceslike attending an Impact Panel with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and community service will be required.
With these penalties and more, you will want to hire an attorney who has had experience and success in the courtroom. A lawyer that is certified in DUI defense is the best choice because they are extremely familiar with the laws associated with a DUI charge. Here at the Rosenstein Law Group, we know that people make mistakes, and we work hard to make sure the rest of their lives are not ruined by one incident. So make sure you have our number in your phone, (480) 248-7666, and we will be there to help if you need us.