Phoenix DUI Lawyer

Arizona is known for its strict DUI laws, enforcing a zero-tolerance policy. Engaging a Phoenix DUI attorney might reduce the sentence to other alternatives. Chad Pajerski is a board-certified criminal defense specialist, making him an expert in Arizona DUI laws. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, please consult us immediately for a free case evaluation.
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Phoenix DUI Defense

Arizona stands out for its rigorous DUI regulations, firmly establishing itself as a no-tolerance state for DUI violations. In this jurisdiction, individuals can face arrest if found operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeding the legal limit of 0.08 percent. There are various DUI classifications, taking into account factors such as BAC levels and additional circumstances, including driving with a suspended license.

Although most DUI offenses fall under the category of misdemeanors, Arizona law mandates that anyone convicted of a DUI must serve at least one day in jail. However, enlisting the services of a Phoenix DUI attorney can significantly increase the chances of reducing jail time to more manageable alternatives, such as Continuous Alcohol Monitoring, House Arrest, or even a partial suspension of the jail sentence.

If you find yourself facing a DUI charge in Phoenix, it is crucial to reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Our law firm not only offers top-notch courtroom representation but is also board-certified in criminal law. This certification signifies that our firm is held to an elevated standard of performance compared to other criminal defense practices throughout Arizona.

We are dedicated to working closely with you to protect your rights and pursue the best outcome possible, given the specifics of your case. To provide you with a clear understanding of your options, we offer a complimentary case evaluation. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today to arrange a consultation. Your future may depend on it.

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Penalties for DUI Convictions

For a first-time offense, the penalties can be severe, depending on the specific DUI category:

  • First Offense Misdemeanor DUI/DWI (BAC of 0.08 – 0.149):
    This includes potential jail time, license suspension, ignition interlock device installation, mandatory alcohol screening and classes, and substantial fines.
  • First Offense Extreme DUI (BAC of 0.15 – 0.199):
    Penalties may include an extended jail sentence, license suspension, ignition interlock device, alcohol screening and classes, and substantial fines.
  • First Offense Super Extreme DUI (BAC of 0.20+):
    This level of DUI carries even more significant penalties, including an extended jail term, longer license suspension, an extended period of ignition interlock device usage, alcohol screening and classes, and substantial fines.
  • First Offense Aggravated DUI:
    This is a felony conviction with severe repercussions, such as a prison sentence, revocation of driver's license, ignition interlock device, mandatory alcohol assessment and classes, and the loss of certain civil rights.

The Importance of Hiring An Experienced DUI Attorney

Depending on the specific details of your case, a skilled DUI attorney can negotiate the dismissal of DUI charges in exchange for a reckless driving conviction or have the charges entirely dropped. It may surprise many to discover that DUI law is a highly specialized field, requiring the expertise, knowledge, and skills of a top-tier Phoenix DUI attorney to prepare the most effective defense.

An experienced Arizona DUI attorney will meticulously examine your case for legal or factual errors and leverage these issues to craft a robust defense. Moreover, they can arrange for independent analysis of your blood sample, identify potential suppression issues, scrutinize calibration records for breath test machines, identify suitable expert witnesses for your trial, and assist with any driver's license-related matters involving the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

Chad Pajerski at Pajerski Law boasts a strong track record of winning DUI cases. Our firm has successfully handled DUI cases across Arizona, dedicating ourselves to providing clients with top-notch legal representation and exceptional client service.

Chad Pajerski's DUI Defense Expertise

Chad Pajerski at Pajerski Law is well-versed in the nuances of DUI defense. He understands that every case is unique and requires a tailored approach. With a comprehensive understanding of Arizona's DUI laws, Chad Pajerski can employ various defense strategies to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome:

  1. Challenging the Stop:
    One common strategy involves examining whether there was a valid reason for law enforcement to initiate the traffic stop in the first place. Without reasonable suspicion, the entire case may be compromised.
  1. Actual Physical Control:
    The defense might question whether you were truly in control of the vehicle when charged. If your actions did not constitute "actual physical control," this could be a viable defense.
  1. Probable Cause for Arrest:
    A critical juncture in any DUI case is the arrest. If there was no probable cause for the arrest, it could weaken the prosecution's case significantly.
  1. Right to Counsel:
    Protecting your rights is paramount. If your right to consult an attorney was denied during the arrest or questioning process, it can be a crucial aspect of your defense.
  1. Testing Accuracy:
    Chad Pajerski meticulously scrutinizes the methods used for testing, such as breath or blood tests. Any inaccuracies or irregularities found can raise doubts about the validity of the results.
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Contact An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney

Facing a DUI charge in Phoenix, Arizona, is a serious matter, and it demands expert legal representation. Chad Pajerski of Pajerski Law is a seasoned attorney with a proven track record in DUI defense. With his knowledge and dedication, he is well-equipped to guide you through the legal process and advocate on your behalf. When your future is at stake, having Chad Pajerski in your corner can make all the difference.

If you're in need of a skilled attorney to handle your DUI case in Phoenix or the greater Phoenix area, Chad Pajerski is your trusted partner for expert legal representation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward securing your rights and your future.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I've been stopped for a DUI in Phoenix?
  • Remain silent and request an attorney. Don't answer any questions beyond basic identification. You have the right to an attorney, and you should ask to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
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Can I get my DUI charges dropped?
  • Maybe. There are situations where charges can be dismissed due to procedural errors, faulty breathalyzer tests, or lack of probable cause for the arrest. An experienced DUI lawyer can analyze your case and explore your options.
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What are the potential penalties for a DUI in Phoenix?
  • For a first DUI offense, penalties include up to 10 days in jail, a $2,500 fine, a one-year driver's license suspension, mandatory DUI education or treatment, and an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installation on the vehicle.
  • A second DUI offense within 7 years results in up to 90 days in jail, a $5,000 fine, a two-year license suspension, mandatory DUI education or treatment, IID installation, and at least 30 hours of community service.
  • A third offense within 7 years can result in up to a year in jail, a $7,500 fine, a three-year license suspension, required DUI education or treatment, and IID installation on the vehicle.
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How can a Phoenix DUI lawyer help me?

A skilled DUI lawyer can:

  • Fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
  • Negotiate on your behalf with prosecutors.
  • Represent you in court.
  • Guide you through the MVD hearing process to protect your driver's license.
  • Ensure you understand your legal rights throughout the case.

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What happens after I get arrested for DUI?
  • Following the arrest, you're booked and possibly released on bond.
  • You'll have an arraignment, at which you can enter a plea (guilty, not guilty, or no contest).
  • You may negotiate a plea deal or file motions if pleading not guilty.
  • If no plea deal is reached, the case goes to trial for a verdict.
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What are the next steps after a DUI arrest?
  • Contact a Phoenix DUI lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you have legal representation, the better equipped you'll be to handle the situation and potentially minimize the impact on your life.
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