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A first time misdemeanor DUI includes violations involving, impaired to the slightest degree, above a .08 (BAC), any drug, any drug metabolite, or vapor releasing substance (ARS 28-1381). If you have been charged with a 1st time misdemeanor DUI charge, the penalties can be significant and the consequences long lasting. The maximum jail time for a misdemeanor DUI is 6 months. The minimum jail time is 10 days (9 may be suspended upon successful completion of alcohol classes or Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program). Financial penalties for a first time DUI are steep and can include fines, court assessments and surcharges ofapproximately $1500.00, plus additional costs for alcohol screening and classes, jail costs, MADD Victim Impact Panel, and interlock ignition device (approximately $800-$1,000 for 12 months). In addition to financial penalties, a 1st time DUI conviction may result in a 90-day license suspension (1 year revocation if convicted of drug related DUI). Other penalties following a DUI conviction can include, possibility of probation (up to 5 years), alcohol / drug screening and classes, community work service, possibility of SR22 insurance (increased insurance rates), and interlock ignition device requirements (for alcohol related DUI).

When facing DUI charges and the significant consequences if convicted, it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney regarding your legal options before you make any decisions in your case. Mr. Buckallew is an experienced litigator with extensive trial experience in both DUI and criminal cases. In addition to his law degree, he also holds a Master's in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, giving him unique insight and expertise in challenging the scientific evidence in your case. The Firm will vigorously advocate on your behalf, and has a proven track record in successfully resolving serious and complex criminal and DUI cases. Early involvement by the Firm is critical to ensure that your rights are protected throughout every stage of the case. A full investigation of the evidence against you will be undertaken as the first priority. Through the course of his investigation, the attorney will identify any potential legal, procedural, or factual weaknesses in the case and determine the best course of action in resolving the case under the most favorable terms possible.

Contact the Firm today for a free consultation regarding your DUI case with an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. The Firm handles DUI cases throughout the East Valley (including Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Casa Grande) as well as Phoenix, the West Valley, and statewide.

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With Cinco de Mayo being one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, the DUI Task Force conducted a statewide enforcement effort over the weekend, setting up checkpoints in the East Valley, West Valley and other points statewide. This DUI Task Force campaign resulted in 433 DUI related arrests. Of those, 134 were for extreme DUI, which is twice the legal limit, and more than 50 people were booked for drug-related DUI's. (Fox 10 News)

The Firm handles both alcohol and drug-related DUI charges in the East Valley, West Valley, and throughout the State of Arizona. If you were arrested by the DUI Task Force, or any law enforcement agency in the State of Arizona, contact the Firm at (480) 988-7993 to arrange a free consultation regarding your case.

Mr. Buckallew understands the serious consequences (which can include jail time, fines/fees, alcohol treatment and classes, interlock ignition requirements, and other penalties) and hardships (including possible loss of driving privileges) resulting from a DUI conviction and will work vigorously in building a strong defense on your behalf. The Firm is experienced in handling all types of DUI cases and has proven results ranging from acquittals at trial, full dismissals and negotiating non-DUI plea agreements. Having confidence in your attorney and in the legal representation that you will receive is a critical factor when looking for the right attorney to represent you.

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According to reports from law enforcement and local media, the East Valley DUI Task Force arrested more than 1,740 drivers between the Thanksgiving holiday and New Year's weekend. Officers from several valley agencies participated in the task force, conducting "saturation patrols" throughout the cities of Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Tempe. According to the Mesa Police Department, they were responsible for 545 of the 1,740 DUI arrests over the course of the 17 scheduled DUI Task Force Events between December 2, 2011 and January 1, 2012. Also, according to law enforcement, while they have seen fewer alcohol related DUI's than in years past, drug related DUI's seem to be on the rise. The Firm handles both alcohol and drug related DUI charges in the East Valley and throughout the State of Arizona. If you were arrested by the East Valley DUI Task Force, or by any law enforcement agency in the State of Arizona, contact the Firm at (480) 988-7993 to arrange a free consultation regarding your case.

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AZ DUI laws and penalties are changing effective January 1, 2012. Please contact the Firm to discuss how these new laws may affect your DUI case.

The Firm handles all types of DUI cases, including felony, misdemeanor, alcohol and drug related charges throughout the State of Arizona. Contact the Firm today for a free initial consultation regarding your case.

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