Flow of the DUI Case – Tempe
From the moment you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Tempe, a process starts that is complicated in the law and can be stressful for your personal life. Law enforcement will request various balancing tests and measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If an officer thinks that you are even slightly impaired, he or she will arrest you.
You need advocacy at your side for a twofold process that carries serious consequences. One part of the process occurs in Tempe Municipal Court, and the other part occurs within the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Before speaking to an officer or prosecutor, call Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666. In a free consultation, an attorney can review your case and discuss your legal options.
Asserting Your Rights in Tempe Criminal Proceedings
Following a DUI arrest in Tempe, you will be provided with your arraignment date (which is your first court date) at Tempe Municipal Court. This will begin the proceedings in criminal court. The initial stop, sobriety and chemical testing, and arrest will be put under great scrutiny by your attorney from the Rosenstein Law Group. From the reason for pulling you over to the validity of the BAC test results, we will prepare your case for the various hearings you will face in court. An attorney will be at your side throughout the process, from the initial arraignment through all pretrial conferences and trial, if necessary. From there, we will strive to minimize the consequences in a plea bargain or courtroom trial.
Preserving Your Right to Drive Legally
The administrative part of your DUI case involves Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). A process separate and apart from the criminal court case plays out in the MVD.
The MVD will pursue suspension of your driver’s license after your DUI arrest. We move fast to request an MVD hearing (which must be done within a specific time frame) and minimize the consequences, including lower suspension times and/or the opportunity for a restricted license to go to work, school or medical appointments. The MVD hearing will also provide us with a good way to gather more evidence and will assist us as we move forward on the criminal component of your case.
Contact a Tempe DWI Defense Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation
For help from an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights, contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 480-248-7666 to request a free initial consultation. We will provide you the information you need about the steps that must be taken following a DUI arrest in Tempe, Scottsdale or elsewhere in Arizona.
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