An arrest for DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona, can be an overwhelming process. Most arrestees will not know what to expect and will likely have a number of unanswered questions. Below is information on what to expect if you are arrested for a DUI. If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for DUI, the lawyers at Rosenstein Law Group are here to help. Contact our office today online here or by calling (480) 248-7666 to schedule your free DUI case evaluation.
Several red flags will prompt an officer to pull you over. Suppose an officer observes any type of irregular driving behavior, such as swerving or violating traffic laws. In that case, there is a good chance that you may be pulled over for further investigation. There are other instances in which the initial reason for the stop was for speeding or a broken taillight. During the stop, if the officer suspects that you are under the influence, then that prompts an investigation as well.
Suppose an officer has a suspicion that you are under the influence. In that case, they may ask that you do field sobriety tests and will usually request that you submit to a portable breath test as well. Depending on the results of these tests, you may be arrested for a DUI.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you will be transported to a police station, or perhaps a DUI van, for additional chemical testing and processing. In most cases, you will be released with a citation at the end of that process. However, on occasion, a DUI suspect is booked into jail and held to see a judge. The judge will determine the conditions that need to be satisfied before they can be released from custody. Usually, people are released based solely on their promise to appear. However, the judge could impose a bond or other release conditions depending on the circumstances of the case.
If you or a loved one needs help with the Scottsdale DUI, contact us at Rosenstein Law Group. We can provide a free consultation in the office or by phone. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (480) 248-7666. Even if a Scottsdale officer has just pulled you over under suspicion of DUI, contact us. One of our local Scottsdale DUI attorneys will be available day or night to take your call and walk you through how to proceed.
At Rosenstein Law Group, we are available to represent you at your initial appearance. We will come to get you out of jail. After you have bonded out of jail, you will need to prepare for your next court hearing. It’s important to consult with a DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The consequences of a DUI depend largely on your blood alcohol content and whether or not you have any prior DUI convictions within the last 84 months. Depending on your circumstances, the mandatory minimum penalties for a DUI in Scottsdale are as follows:
First Time Regular DUI (Impaired the Slightest Degree or BAC .08+):
First Time Extreme DUI (BAC .15+):
First Time Super-Extreme DUI (BAC .20 +):
Second Offense Regular DUI (Impaired the slightest degree or BAC .08 +):
Second Offense Extreme DUI (BAC .15 +):
Second Offense Super Extreme DUI:
Your lawyer can review any evidence that’s being used against you. A DUI defense lawyer can negotiate on your behalf to get a lesser charge or reduced sentence in many cases. Your lawyer can also have a meeting with the prosecutor and attempt to negotiate a more favorable plea deal at a pre-trial conference. Additionally, your lawyer will file motions on your case to address any issues presented by its unique facts.
If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI offense in Scottsdale, Arizona, or the surrounding areas, call Rosenstein Law Group. The attorneys at Rosenstein Law Group understand the serious nature of this offense, how best to defend you, and have defended 1000’s DUI clients.
For more information about your DUI case’s various defenses and schedule your free consultation, contact Rosenstein Law Group today. You can reach us 24/7 at (480) 248-7666.