Gilbert DUI Laws
There are various laws and ordinances in place to prevent individuals from driving while intoxicated and the associated penalties for DUI charges in Arizona can be harsh, depending on the driver's BAC, and other factors that may have played a role in the case. If you have been charged with DUI, you could be facing a range of penalties depending on the circumstances of your arrest. These penalties can range in severity depending on whether this is your first DUI conviction, if you are under the age of 21, if you had a minor child in the car, if you were driving on a suspended/revoked driver's license, or if other factors were involved. It is important to have skilled representation on your side in order to challenge the state's evidence and ensure your case is resolved under the best terms possible.
If you are arrested and your BAC (blood alcohol content) is found to be over the legal limit of 0.08%, within two hours of driving, you will be charged with DUI. Depending on the number of prior DUI convictions and other factors in your case, you could face penalties of fines ranging from roughly $1,500 to $3,500 (plus additional fees for the cost of classes, incarceration, probation fees, etc.), jail time, mandatory ignition interlock device installation and other penalties. If your BAC is found to be 0.15% or higher then you will be charged with extreme DUI which carries much harsher penalties upon conviction. If you are a commercial driver, the legal BAC limit is 0.04%. If you are under the age of 21, any BAC above 0.00% will cause you to be charged with drunk driving.Arrested for DUI in Gilbert? The Firm can Help!
At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, Attorney Trent Buckallew has been practicing criminal defense for over 15 years, and continues to focus his practice on criminal litigation. If you have been charged with DUI or any other criminal violation in Gilbert, it is important to seek the assistance of experienced legal counsel before making any decisions regarding your case. Mr. Buckallew has extensive and proven experience and has been certified by the State Board of AZ as a Criminal Law Specialist. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Buckallew also has a Master's of Forensic Science degree, which enables him to understand the unique complexities involving the scientific evidence inherent in DUI cases. He has a proven track record of successfully resolving countless DUI cases, achieving trial acquittals, case dismissals and in some cases, a reduction in charges. He has a reputation for zealously representing his clients and achieving the most favorable outcome possible in each case.
If you are facing DUI charges in Gilbert, contact the Firm today for a free evaluation of your case.