Ready To Challenge DUI Charges
Arizona police officers and prosecutors take drunk driving charges seriously. They will seek maximum penalties for first-time and repeat offenders, which can have lasting consequences. If you have been charged with a drunk driving violation, you need an aggressive advocate by your side.
At Mathers Law Offices, LLC, we have the experience necessary to challenge DUI charges and other criminal matters. Our founding attorney, Christopher Mathers, served as an Arizona prosecutor before establishing our firm. He is able to navigate the criminal process efficiently so that you can minimize the time you spend in court and move on after this legal issue.
What Is A DUI?
In Arizona, driving under the influence (DUI) charges can be filed against drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol or who act as if they are impaired. Adult drivers can be charged if their blood alcohol content is .08 percent or less.
Arizona’s DUI violations include:
- Standard DUI for drivers with a BAC of .08.
- Extreme DUI for drivers with a BAC of .15
- Super extreme DUI for drivers with a BAC of .20
- Aggravated felony DUI for offenders charged with DUI on a suspended or revoked license
The BAC levels that may result in an arrest and charge are much lower for young drivers and commercial drivers. Zero-tolerance laws apply to underage drivers, which means minors can be charged with a DUI if trace amounts are detected. Drivers with a CDL can be charged with a violation if their BAC is .04 or higher.
What Penalties Are Attached To A Conviction?
The penalties attached to DUI convictions may include:
- Jail or prison time
- License suspension or revocation
- Interlock installation
- Community service
- Drug or alcohol screening and substance abuse counseling
As in other states, the penalties become more severe after repeat offenses and higher BAC levels.
It is vital to work with a skilled lawyer when you are facing costly penalties and a lengthy license suspension. Attorney Mathers will explore all options when fighting the charges, which can save you money and protect your driving privileges.
Get Experienced Legal Help Today
You can easily reach our Scottsdale firm by calling 480-877-1266 or completing our online form. Exercise your right to talk to us before you agree to a plea.