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Have You Been Arrested for DUI In Arizona

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Jan 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Every holiday season,  police departments in  Phoenix and the greater East Valley organize a task force aimed at locating, investigating and arresting  drivers who may be impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Consequently, people must take immediate action to protect their driving privileges and prepare for court once the new year approaches.  Aside from potentially harsh penalties, a DUI arrest can have severe consequences upon your ability to drive, maintain employment and support your household.

You Must Take Action to Protect Your Drivers License

Whether you agreed to chemical testing or refused to provide a blood or breath sample following an arrest for DUI, it is likely that a suspension of your Arizona driving privileges is looming.  If police confiscated your license and issued an Admin Per Se or Implied Consent Notice to you, there is a very short window in which you must take action to avoid an immediate suspension.  Failure to properly request a hearing concerning your driving privileges with the Arizona Division of Motor Vehicles in a timely manner can result in your license being suspended for anywhere between ninety days and two years, depending on your history.  

DUI Convictions Carry Harsh Penalties

Undoubtedly, Arizona imposes some of the harshest punishments upon individuals who have been convicted of DUI.  There are a number of DUI charges for which you can be prosecuted depending upon the facts of your case.  You might notice that the citation you received includes several charges related to DUI arising from the results of your blood, breath or urine test. 

Potential DUI charges include:

  1. Driving While Impaired By Drugs or Alcohol
  2. Driving Above the Legal Limit of .08%
  3. Extreme DUI
  4. Super Extreme DUI
  5. Aggravated DUI

Unfortunately, any conviction resulting from a DUI charge will include a mandatory jail term, a suspension of your drivers license, huge fines and fees, required substance abuse screening and classes and the placement of an ignition interlock device in your car.  Moreover, conviction for a felony DUI offense will require a term of imprisonment.

DUI Charges Can Be Defended

Although the ramifications of a DUI charge are serious, you should contact an experienced DUI lawyer to help you obtain the most favorable result possible.  There are a number of defenses which can be used during plea negotiations or at trial.  Some potential defenses include:

1. Lack of Driving or Actual Physical Control
2. No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop
3. No Probable Cause to Arrest
4. Improperly Administered Field Sobriety Tests (FST's)
5. Denial of the Right to Counsel
6. Violation of Miranda Warnings
7. Inaccuracy of the Breath Testing Device
8. Portable Breath Testing Devices (PBT)
9. Intoxilyzer Results
10. Retrograde Extrapolation
11. Deficiencies in Blood Alcohol Testing & Issues in Blood Cases
12. Denial of Independent Test

Call (480) 833-8613 For Help With Your DUI Case

Undoubtedly, a DUI conviction will result in very severe penalties. If you are charged with DUI in any city within the greater Phoenix area, you should immediately consult with an experienced DUI lawyer for assistance.  Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police officer, DUI and felony prosecutor and has represented thousands of people charged with DUI in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, 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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