Mesa DUI Attorney
Defending DUI Charges in Mesa
It is against the law in Arizona to operate a motor vehicle (or an aircraft
or watercraft), or be in actual physical control (APC) of a vehicle, while
impaired due to the influence of alcohol, drugs, or drug metabolites.
Law enforcement may stop a vehicle if the driver is unable to stay in
a traffic lane or exhibits any erratic driving.
When officers begin speaking to a suspicious driver they are observing
behavior and checking the inside of the car for minor occupants, open
containers or controlled substances. The driver may be asked to submit to
field sobriety tests for evidence of intoxication. The test consists of a variety of physical
coordination tests. If officers feel it is necessary after these tests
they will ask the driver to submit to a breathalyzer, blood test, or urine
test to determine the level of alcohol in the blood.
A driver who measures a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within
two hours of driving will be arrested and charged with a DUI offense.
A driver who refuses to submit to a test will face an automatic one-year
license suspension under Arizona law Before making statements to the authorities,
you need to find a lawyer for your DUI case in Mesa.
Looking for an attorney for your DUI charges in Mesa?
A DUI is a serious offense and the consequences can be significant whether
a first time misdemeanor, a 2nd or 3rd offense, an
aggravated DUI, or
super extreme DUI. The DUI laws can be harsh, making it necessary to have legal representation
from the time of arrest, at arraignment, during MVD hearings, and throughout
all phases of DUI criminal proceedings. Common penalties for a serious
DUI offense can include: jail or prison time, alcohol education and counseling,
vehicle forfeiture, and the installation of an ignition interlock device,
depending on the circumstances in each case.
For this reason, you need an attorney for your DUI charges in Mesa.
Mr. Buckallew is prepared to evaluate your case and determine the best defense strategies
in achieving the best outcome possible in your case. Make an appointment
today for a consultation to evaluate your case and discuss your options.
Contact a Mesa DUI lawyer for legal representation against serious DUI charges.
Your first consultation is free of charge.
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