Charged with DUI in Tempe Municipal Court? Call Tempe DUI Attorney, Raymond Kimble

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

(480) 833-8613 for Immediate Help with your Tempe DUI Case

The City of Tempe's downtown area is alive with crowds every weekend as people attend ASU sporting events and parties and visit the many restaurants, bars and nightclubs the area has to offer. With that however comes saturated enforcement of the State's DUI laws and police on foot, bicycle and in patrol vehicles are constantly on the lookout for impaired drivers.

If you consume alcohol, operate a motor vehicle and are then investigated for DUI in the City of Tempe you should know that harsh consequences may result. Whether you are cited for Driving While Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol, DUI with an Alcohol Concentration above .08, Extreme DUI involving an Alcohol Concentration above .15 or Super Extreme DUI (BAC above .20), you should immediately contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer who can navigate through the Tempe Court system, protect your driving privileges and obtain the most favorable outcome for you.

The evidence against you in a DUI case pending in Tempe Municipal Court will likely consist of a motor vehicle violation observed by police, signs and symptoms of alcohol consumption such as an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, poor balance and/or bloodshot and watery eyes. Officers will then request you participate in the standard roadside sobriety tests and answer questions concerning your consumption of alcohol prior to driving. Remember, your participation in the various field sobriety tests such as horizontal gaze nystagmus (eye test), the walk and turn, one leg stand, finger count and Rhomberg Modified is voluntary.  You are not under any legal obligation to do them and you should politely decline. Similarly, you should not answer any questions posed by the investigating officers aside from proving your name.

Following an arrest for DUI in Tempe, officers will usually transport you to the Tempe Police Department and request that to provide two breath samples. You will be advised to blow into an Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing instrument which will measure your alleged alcohol concentration. If you refuse the breath test, the officers will attempt to obtain a search warrant permitting them to draw blood from you. You will also be served with an Implied Consent Suspension of your drivers license and risk a one year revocation. Officers can also request a blood or urine sample if they suspect the driving impairment is caused by illegal or prescription drugs.

After being processed, you will likely be released and issued a citation directing you to appear at the Tempe Municipal Court. The Tempe Municipal Court is located at 140 East 5th Street, Tempe. There are three courtrooms where misdemeanor and DUI cases are heard and eight prosecutors are responsible for reviewing each case.

Tempe DUI cases proceed through several different court appearances including your Arraignment, Pre-Trial Conferences, Calendar Calls and Jury Trials.  During this time, an experienced Tempe DUI lawyer will review all of the information related to your case, interview potential witnesses, research legal issues and negotiate the best possible outcome for you. 

An attorney who regularly practices in the Tempe Municipal Court can be of great assistance in obtaining the best possible outcome for your case.  Whether this involves getting DUI charges dismissed or reduced, arranging home detention in place of jail or fighting your case at trial, you should contact an attorney who is familiar with the Tempe Court system, judges and prosecutors.

CALL (480) 833-8613 TO GET HELP NOW

If you, a family member or friend has been arrested for a DUI offense in Tempe, Arizona or any other city within the greater Phoenix area, it is important that you immediately begin working with a qualified DUI attorney who can effectively represent you in the court of law and take necessary steps to protect your driver's license.  Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police officer, DUI and felony prosecutor and has represented thousands of people charged with DUI in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and other cities throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties over the last twenty years. Ray Kimble  will have a clear understanding of all the circumstances in your case, along with the knowledge, skill and experience to protect your drivers license and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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Raymond Kimble

About Raymond Kimble Attorney Raymond Kimble has built his law practice on the philosophy that each client deserves consistent individual attention. Ray realizes that being charged with a DUI or criminal offense is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. A DUI, felony or misdemeanor arrest can involve prison or jail time, probation, huge fines and a criminal record. Consequently, people who face DUI, felony or misdemeanor charges in Arizona are placed at risk of losing employment or being barred from future job opportunities. Ray works to lessen his client's anxiety by ensuring that they have direct access to him at all times and can reach him by e-mail, cell phone or text during normal business hours as well as nights or weekends if they have a pressing question or concern. Raymond Kimble is a dedicated DUI and criminal defense lawyer who has built a reputation of working tirelessly to protect his client's constitutional rights, their future and liberty. Ray strives to provide the strongest defense possible for each client despite the obstacles they may face. Put Experience to Work for You Raymond Kimble's twenty years of experience with respect to DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges extends well beyond law school where he graduated within the top ten percent of his class. Ray was a police officer for ten years prior to becoming an attorney. As a police officer, Ray was trained in both DUI and criminal investigation and his personal involvement in criminal cases while a police officer certainly gives him a unique perspective when reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and challenging physical evidence. Ray often identifies legal issues or mistakes made by police during an investigation through his own personal experience as a patrol officer. In addition to his police experience, Raymond Kimble worked as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI, felony and misdemeanor crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ray conducted a number of jury trials and hearings related to the admissibility of evidence. Through his involvement with these cases as a prosecutor, Ray learned how to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of a DUI, misdemeanor or felony charge and became skilled in jury selection, argument, and the direct and cross examination of both civilian witnesses, experts and police officers. Of course, Raymond Kimble's expertise extends beyond his experience as a police officer and prosecutor. Specifically, Ray has successfully represented thousands of people during the last fifteen years throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. To best serve his Clients, Raymond remains current on changes in the law as well as police tactics by regularly attending seminars focused on defending criminal charges and reading the latest articles and books related to DUI and criminal defense. Ray also regularly writes criminal defense blogs and posts so that people faced with a criminal charge are better informed about their rights.


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