Mesa & Gilbert DUI Attorney
First-Time DUI? Call 480-400-5555 to Protect Your Future.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most commonly
committed crimes in Arizona. The criminal penalties for a conviction can
be severe, but you will still face consequences even if you are not convicted.
arrested for a DUI can impact your ability to drive, your future career opportunities, and
so much more.
If you’ve been arrested for a first-time DUI, you need to take strong
action to protect your rights.
Our DUI attorney, Ryan McPhie, is a former Deputy County Attorney who understands how prosecutors will
build their case against you. With more than 1000 cases under his belt
and experience at nearly every level of court, Attorney McPhie is prepared
to build a strong case to protect your rights and freedom.
Standard DUI Penalties in Arizona
The information listed here refers to the most common type of DUI, when
a person is impaired to the slightest degree – this includes your typical
“.08 level” DUI charges. By hiring our Gilbert DUI lawyer early
in the process, we can work aggressively to defend your future.
Few states take DUI cases as seriously as Arizona. The penalties are harsh,
and judges will rarely “go easy” on you just because this
is your first offense. Second-time offenses are treated even more harshly,
especially if the first offense was in the last 7 years. A third DUI arrest
will result in an Aggravated DUI charge, a felony criminal offense.
For a first-time conviction, you will face a minimum of:
- $1,500-2,000 in fines & fees
- 10 days in jail (possible reduction to 1 day)
- A 90 day license suspension
- Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device
These penalties can be significantly higher depending on the circumstances
of your case. If you’re found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC)
of at least 0.15%, you may be charged with
Extreme DUI – a conviction for this offense will cost over a thousand dollars
more than a regular DUI.
You’re Not Alone – But It’s Important To Act Now
The majority of first-time DUI offenders are not “career criminals”
– they are everyday people who have simply made a mistake. However,
the aggressive enforcement and prosecution of DUI laws makes it critical
to contact an experienced Gilbert DUI defense attorney.
Our firm does not use a “one size fits all” mentality –
we take the time to learn about you and your unique case, and develop
a strategy designed with your goals in mind. We are always aggressive
advocates for the interests of our clients, and are prepared to do the
same for you.
Let Attorney McPhie’s experience as a former prosecutor benefit you.
Call today at 480-400-5555 to learn how we can help you.