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Whether you’re charged with simple DUI or extreme DUI with an elevated blood alcohol content, you’ll find that the penalties for repeat offenders are especially heavy. The Arizona Legislature recently passed legislation that extends the period for considering prior convictions from five years to seven years.
If you’re facing a drunk driving charge of any kind with a past DUI or DWI offense on your record, contact the AV-rated* Weingart Law Firm in Tempe. Our experience with the defense of DUI charges of all kinds can give you the advantage in fighting repeat offender drunk driving charges.
Conviction of any repeat DUI offense is sure to result in high fines, mandatory minimum jail terms, and driver’s license revocation, followed by installation of an ignition interlock device on your car that not only tests your blood alcohol but also monitors your driving routes through a global positioning satellite. Third offenses are charged as aggravated DUI, a felony, with even harsher penalties.
Because of the utilization of home detention, instead of jail, 80% of the jail sentence can be served at home under strict monitoring. As of 2012, during the one-year mandatory revocation of driver license, voluntary installation of an ignition interlock device may allow one convicted of a repeat DUI to drive. Ask us how.
As a founding member of the National College of DUI Defense, Phoenix DUI defense attorney Mark Weingart has the experience and thorough knowledge of Arizona drunk driving laws necessary to identify and execute the right solutions to your legal problems.
A successful defense to repeat offender DUI charges depends on two factors:
Many of the prior convictions introduced to prove a defendant’s previous DUI record were obtained in other states, were based on guilty pleas by unrepresented defendants, or featured substantial procedural or technical flaws that an Arizona court would hesitate to accept as reliable proof under today’s standards. We know how to identify and present the weaknesses in the evidence of prior offenses that can maximize your chances of a favorable result.
For a free consultation about our ability to defend you against repeat DUI charges, contact the Phoenix DUI defense lawyers at the Weingart Law Firm.