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Glendale DUI and Criminal Defense

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The City of Glendale has experienced tremendous growth in the last several years, especially in the downtown, Westgate and area surrounding the Cardinals football stadium.  However, along with the development of restaurants, nightclubs and other attractions comes increased police patrols which are focused on identifying people who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs or engaged in other types of criminal behavior.  If you are arrested by Glendale Police and ordered to appear in the Glendale City Court, the potential for jail, significant fines, probation and mandatory counseling classes certainly exists.  Consequently, you should immediately contact an experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer  who regularly practices in Glendale.  I have represented thousands of people in Glendale, Arizona and surrounding cities who have been charged with DUI and other criminal offenses over the last twenty years and have obtained outstanding results for my clients.  

Glendale, AZ DUI Defense

Glendale police are very proactive in patrolling for drivers who may be impaired.  Once stopped for an infraction, you will be questioned about your driving behavior, asked about alcohol consumption and subject to further investigation.  While determining if you're impaired to drive an automobile, police will look for physical signs of alcohol consumption such as:

  • the odor of an intoxicating beverage
  • flushed face
  • slurred speech
  • bloodshot and watery eyes

If any of these symptoms are present, or if you admit to consuming alcohol prior to driving, police will likely request that your participate in field sobriety testing.  Some of the tests commonly administered during a DUI investigation include:

  1. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (the eye test)
  2. Walk and Turn
  3. One Leg Stand
  4. Rhomberg Modified Test
  5. Finger to Nose Test

You should be aware that participation in field sobriety tests is completely voluntary.  Consequently, you cannot be penalized, or your driver's license suspended, for refusing to do them.  If you choose to complete the sobriety tests however (which is not recommended) and police notice clues of impairment, you will be arrested and transported to the police station or a DUI van for chemical testing.  Glendale Police routinely utilize both blood and breathalyzer tests to determine whether your alcohol concentration is above the legal limit or if you have ingested illegal drugs.

Be aware that the Glendale City Prosecutor's Office is very aggressive and imposes harsh penalties upon people who are charged with: Impaired Driving, Extreme DUI or Super Extreme DUI.  Potential penalties may include:

  • Jail Sentences
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Alcohol Classes
  • Suspension of Your Driver's License 
  • Ignition Interlock Devise Requirement.  

However, there are a number of Defenses which can be asserted against a DUI charge. Examining the reasons your were stopped by police, challenges to the reliability of field sobriety tests as well as blood and breath tests results and investigating potential violations of important constitutional rights such as Miranda will often lead to  a more favorable result. Consequently, it is important to immediately contact an experienced DUI defense attorney if you have been charged with DUI in Glendale or any other city in the greater Phoenix area.  I can assist in defending against your DUI arrest and help you with other related problems such as:

  • Retrieving your vehicle from impound
  • Protecting your driving privileges
  • Assisting you with a restricted driver's license

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN GLENDALE, ARIZONA

Aside from DUI offenses, the Glendale City Court and Prosecutor's Office also imposes harsh penalties upon people who have been charged with various misdemeanor crimes such as:

  1. Prostitution
  2. Theft
  3. Assault
  4. Domestic Violence
  5. Shoplifiting
  6. Disorderly Conduct

and other violations.  A conviction for any criminal offense can result in harsh penalties such as probation, fines, counseling classes and jail.  Moreover, a number of collateral consequences such as a permanent mark on your record, loss of gun rights, suspension of fingerprint clearance cards and difficulty obtaining credit, employment and education may occur.  With experienced and aggressive representation, you can avoid the difficulties associated with a conviction for any criminal offense.  I have represented hundreds of people in Glendale, Arizona during the last twenty years and have achieved great results for my clients.  

The Glendale City Court is located at:

5711 West Glendale Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85301

Phone: (623) 930-2400

Fax: (623) 937-8860

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Law Office of Raymond Kimble

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For a Free Consultation please call (480) 833-8613 or complete the form in the sidebar. Mr. Kimble can be reached 24/7 and is available for appointments during the evening and on weekends as well.

About Raymond Kimble

Raymond A. Kimble is a former police officer and felony prosecutor who has twenty years experience defending people accused of DUI and other criminal offenses throughout Arizona. Mr. Kimble represents clients seeking experienced and aggressive representation to help them fight the charges they face. For more information, contact The Law Office of Raymond A. Kimble today.