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Arizona DUI laws are among the toughest in the nation. If you are accused of DUI in this state, the best time to call an attorney is right away. You have a right to refuse a roadside breath test and to request to contact a lawyer, as long as you make your intention clear to the arresting officer. At The Weingart Firm, we are experts in defending clients accused of DUI, whether you are charged with a first offense basic misdemeanor DUI, through extreme, super extreme, or aggravated drunk driving. Mark Weingart is a nationally recognized expert on DUI defense techniques, and he has successfully represented thousands of clients, including attorneys and others whose professional standing can be greatly impacted by a DUI conviction.
Arrest for DUI after a previous DUI conviction classifies you as a potential repeat offender, which can result in severe penalties if you are convicted. Mandatory minimum jail terms, driver’s license revocation and high fines are just some of the consequences. If you are convicted of a third offense, it is classified as an Aggravated DUI, which is a felony. At The Weingart Firm, we have successfully defended many repeat offenders, challenging evidence in the current case and exposing the weaknesses of any prior conviction. If you are arrested for DUI in Arizona, the best time to contact the DUI experts at The Weingart Firm is immediately.
An Aggravated DUI is a potential felony conviction, which comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration and a permanent criminal record. Aggravated DUI charges are brought if you have three or more previous drunk driving convictions in seven years, you were driving with a minor younger than 15 in the car, or your license was suspended or revoked. Fatal or injury accidents involving alcohol can also result in felony charges, including aggravated assault, manslaughter, or negligent homicide. Our DUI defense attorneys are experts at disputing the validity of DUI arrest, evidence, blood alcohol testing, and prior convictions. We will fight for your rights and expect to win your case, or at minimum, mitigate your charges.
An underage DUI can have devastating consequences on a teen or young adult. The state of Arizona is known for its strict laws and penalties for drinking and driving, and when the convicted party is under 21, the law takes a zero tolerance stance. Drivers under 21 with a blood alcohol concentration of just .01% will be charged with a “Baby DUI,” and convicted teens under 18 may be subjected to a stay in Juvenile Detention. The driver’s license will be suspended for up to two years and hefty fines will be assessed. The attorneys at The Weingart Firm are experienced in protecting the rights of minors charged with alcohol-related offenses. We challenge the validity of evidence, and in case of conviction, work to minimize penalties and long-term consequences.
An “Arizona Extreme” DUI conviction comes with harsh penalties that anyone would want to avoid. A blood alcohol count (BAC) of .08% is the minimum to support a DUI charge, but when the BAC is .15% or above, Arizona Extreme charges are levied (higher than .20% now results in a “Super Extreme” charge). The Weingart Firm’s experienced DUI attorneys are experts at challenging a law enforcement officer’s “probable cause” for arrest, and the administration and results of BAC testing. We will fight to prove your innocence, or in the event of conviction, work to find alternative sentences such as home arrest instead of jail time.