Police will again be on the lookout for impaired drivers during this holiday season. Although the best practice is to avoid drinking and driving, here are some tips you can follow if stopped and investigated for DUI in Arizona.
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The lawyer you choose to defend you against your criminal charge can have a great impact on the outcome of your case. A quality defense attorney should be able to thoroughly investigate your case by conducting interviews of officers and witnesses, examining police reports and constructing the events of the case to see how they compare with what is alleged.
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As a former police officer and detective, attorney Raymond Kimbleis able to identify many of the procedures that law enforcement officials use when gathering evidence, interviewing suspects and building cases. As a former prosecutor in Maricopa County, Mr. Kimble understands how prosecutors will pursue criminal convictions. This experience allows Mr. Kimble to evaluate cases from all angles and to provide quality representation to his clients.
Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving, for any felony or misdemeanor offense in Arizona, you need a lawyer you can trust. Contact the Law Office of Raymond Kimble at 480-833-8613 and talk with us for free about your case.
The Law Office of Raymond Kimble was founded in 1999 and has practiced criminal and DUI defense exclusively since its inception.
Our firm is currently located in Tempe, Arizona, and we serve clients throughout Arizona, including the Phoenix area, who have been arrested for misdemeanor and felony offenses, including:
Our firm represents individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes that include:
Drunk Driving and DUI Offenses
Assault, homicide and violent crimes
Theft and Property Crimes
Prior to opening his firm, Mr. Kimble worked as a police officer and attended the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. After completing law school, Mr. Kimble moved to Arizona and prosecuted a wide variety of felony matters, including DUI's, as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
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Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and pursuing justice through experienced legal representation. Contact the Law Office of Raymond Kimble to schedule a free consultation. Call 480-833-8613 to make an appointment and get the help that you need. For the convenience of our clients, we are available nights and weekends, offer payment plans and accept all major credit cards.
Although breathalyzer tests results can be powerful evidence and are often relied upon to prosecute people for DUI in Arizona, there are many issues which must be examined to determine whether the intoxilyzer tests results are accurate, reliable or admissible.
If you have been charged with DUI, Possession of Marijuana or any criminal offense in the State of Arizona, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney that regularly practices criminal defense can provide valuable assistance.
Although many people think of shoplifting as a minor crime, there are many situations where you can find yourself being arrested and charged with a felony offense.
Your Arizona fingerprint clearance card application may be rejected or alternatively your existing fingerprint clearance card suspended or revoked if your have been charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense.
Although a DUI charge will not result in the revocation of your fingerprint clearance card, a restriction will be placed on the fingerprint card which can affect your employment.
The State of Arizona prohibits anyone who is under the age of 21 from driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle with alcohol in their system. People convicted of a "Minor DUI" charge may lose their license for two years and be required to pay fines, complete alcohol classes and can be ordered to serve jail time.
Police Officers aggressively enforce the law against drivers who made be impaired by alcohol or drugs while operating a boat or other type of motorized watercraft on the lakes thought put the state. If you are stopped while and investigated for DUI on a lake in Arizona, you should be aware of the issues surrounding performance of the standard field sobriety tests on a boat.
Although they are much better options such as a taxi, Uber or Lyft, people should know how long it takes for alcohol to be absorbed and eliminated from the system as well as the factors which might effect these time frames if they are drinking and plan to drive a vehicle. Without the proper information and guidance, people can easily find themselves above the legal limit for driving a vehicle in Arizona and ultimately be arrested for DUI.
If police are found to violate your rights by engaging in an unlawful search in order to obtain evidence against you, the evidence can be suppressed and you may be able to obtain a much more favorable outcome of any criminal charges you are facing.
Blood Alcohol Concentration as measured by a blood or breath test is probably the most powerful evidence police and prosecutors have when someone is arrested and charged with a DUI in Arizona. However, there are a number of factors which might affect a person's blood alcohol concentration.
Even though Arizona's Implied Consent Statute requires people arrested for DUI to provide a sample of their blood, breath or urine for testing or suffer a potential one year revocation of their drivers license, a DUI's suspects consent to testing must still be voluntary.
If you are the passenger in a vehicle stopped by police and there is no reasonable suspicion to believe you are engaged in criminal activity, you do not have to provide identification if requested to do so.
Call Attorney Ray Kimble at (480) 833-8613 if you have been arrested for a DUI or misdemeanor offense such as domestic violence, assault, trespassing or shoplifting by the Mesa Police Department and ordered to appear in Mesa Municipal Court.
Criminal and DUI charges filed against Arizona State University students and visitors to the campus can have very serious consequences. If you or a family member has been charged with an offense on or near the ASU campus, call attorney Raymond A. Kimble for immediate help.
Domestic Violence charges are taken seriously by police and prosecutors and can result in serious penalties including probation, classes, fines and jail prison. If you have been arrested for a domestic violence offense, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney like Ray Kimble
The City of Tempe Court and Prosecutors take DUI cases very seriously. If you are charged with DUI in Tempe municipal Court, immediately contact an experienced DUI lawyer who is familiar with the City of Tempe Court system.
Police and Prosecutors in Scottsdale, Arizona strictly enforce the state's DUI laws. Here is a summary of what you can expect if you are investigated, arrested and cited for DUI in Scottsdale.
In many cases, police will attempt to extend a simple motor vehicle stop beyond the time necessary to issue a warning or citation. If police do this without a legitimate reason, any evidence obtained during a search of you or your car may be suppressed and this can lead to a dismissal of the criminal charges filed against you.
The legal limit for a person driving a commercial motor vehicle in Arizona is .04BAC and drivers holding a commercial drivers license can have their license revoked for one year or suspended for life following a DUI conviction.
The penalties for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Arizona are undoubtedly among the harshest in the country and involve very lengthy prison terms. If you are charged with these types of crimes, you should contact an attorney who has experience defending people charged with similar offenses.
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI by the Phoenix-East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force or at any other tie throughout the year, you should contact an experienced DUI lawyer immediately.
The Arizona Supreme Court recently addressed the marital privilege in a prosecution for DUI.
There are several ways to defend against a DUI charge when someone is arrested for DUI after using marijuana.
If you are wrongfully located in a place which is searched by police, you will not be able to assert that law enforcement violated your 4th Amendment rights for the purpose of having evidence obtained as a result of the search suppressed.