Being arrested for DUI exposes a person to a wide variety of penalties, some of them extremely harsh. In addition to fines and possible jail time, license suspension and ignition interlock devices, a DUI also results in the impoundment of your vehicle. If you have had your vehicle impounded after a DUI arrest, contact a Mesa DUI lawyer to discuss your options.
Vehicle impoundment is a substantial risk in certain types of DUI cases. If a person is arrested for extreme DUI, in which their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.15% or above, vehicle impoundment can occur immediately. It can also occur in cases involving super extreme DUI (a BAC reading of 0.20% or higher) as well as in felony DUI cases. The impoundment can last up to 30 days. There are circumstances, when a person has been charged with felony DUI, which can contribute to a sanction going beyond impoundment. The vehicle may be subject to forfeiture, which essentially means that the car is permanently taken from the driver by the government. Contact the Firm to discuss your options and determine whether you can avoid impoundment or forfeiture or attempt to get an already impounded car released.DUI Attorney Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe & the Entire East Valley
The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is a law firm with over 12 years of experience in practicing DUI and criminal law. Mr. Buckallew has represented countless individuals in their criminal cases, both as a former public defender and a private criminal defense attorney. In addition to being well versed in criminal law, he also holds a Master's of Forensic Science (MFS) degree, giving him unique insight into criminal defense cases from both a legal and a scientific perspective. The Firm is available to assist you if you have been charged with DUI, and will work diligently towards seeking the release of your vehicle as quickly as possible.
Have you had your vehicle impounded after a DUI arrest? Contact a Mesa DUI lawyer who can work towards seeking a release of your vehicle, as well as represent you in DUI criminal court proceedings.