Gilbert First Time DUI
If you have been charged with DUI in the Town of Gilbert or anywhere in the State of Arizona, you could be facing penalties upon conviction such as jail time, fines, ignition interlock device installation, and alcohol treatment classes. Depending on the number of prior convictions and other circumstances surrounding your arrest, the charges and subsequent penalties could be more serious. Even a first time DUI, with no prior convictions or other aggravating factors being considered, can result in harsh penalties so it is important that you have skilled representation on your side to challenge the state's evidence and preserve your legal rights in court.
For a first time DUI conviction you could face the following penalties:
- Up to 10 days in jail (the court can suspend all but 24 hours of your sentence)
- Minimum fines of approximately $1,500
- Additional fees can include incarceration costs, fees for alcohol treatment classes, probation fees and the cost of the ignition interlock device
- Up to five years of probation
- 90 days to one year license suspension
- Mandatory ignition interlock device installation for 12 months
- If you are under 21 - 30 days vehicle impound
These penalties can negatively impact a person's daily responsibilities, especially if you rely on your license for transportation to commute to the workplace. In addition to these penalties, you will have a mark on your permanent record that will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are a commercial driver, you could risk losing your job if convicted of a DUI and jeopardize future employment prospects.Charged With First Time DUI in Gilbert? This Firm can Help!
At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, attorney Trent Buckallew has the background and experience in litigating all types of DUI cases -- both drug and alcohol related DUI's, aggravated (felony) DUI's, and any other charges involving DUI in the State of Arizona. He has been certified by the State Board of Arizona as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, meaning he has met the rigorous standards required for this certification. He has a proven track record in successfully resolving countless DUI cases and has achieved acquittals at trial, pre-trial dismissals, and in some cases, a reduction in charges. Mr. Buckallew will launch an aggressive defense on your behalf, challenge the state's evidence and fight for the most favorable outcome possible in your case.
If you are facing DUI charges in Gilbert, contact the Firm today for a free case evaluation.