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The City of Scottsdale has a reputation for imposing some of the harshest penalties upon those charged with and convicted of DUI and other criminal offenses. Aside from significant fines and court fees, people convicted of offenses in Scottsdale are often placed on probation, required to serve jail sentences and are obligated to attend mandatory counseling classes. Undoubtedly, if you are arrested in Scottsdale, you should immediately contact an experienced Criminal and DUI defense attorney who regularly practices in the Scottsdale City Court.
Scottsdale DUI Defense
Every weekend, people find themselves being stopped for a traffic violation and investigated for impaired driving after they've left one of the city's bars, nightclubs or restaurants. Police consistently saturate the Old Town and downtown areas looking for people who may be driving drunk. Once stopped, police routinely question drivers about their alcohol consumption, administer standard field sobriety tests and subject individuals they arrest to both breath and blood testing. Police will also analyze a person's blood sample for drugs if they think impairment was caused by something other than, or addition to alcohol.
Undoubtedly, the penalties for DUI in Arizona are some of the harshest in the nation. Depending upon whether the charge involves being Impaired to the Slightest Degree, Extreme or Super Extreme DUI, possible punishments could involve:
- Between one and forty five days jail for a first offense
- A suspension of your drivers license
- Fines and fees totaling $2,500 plus jail costs and surcharges
- Alcohol Screening and Education Classes
- Placement of an Ignition Interlock Device on your car
I have represented thousands of people charged with DUI in Scottsdale and throughout the greater Phoenix area during the last twenty years. Aside from offering a free initial consultation, all of my clients are able to reach me directly anytime by phone, text or email. I am always available to answer questions from clients during the evening or weekend as I don't want my clients to be stressed about an issue which I could address immediately for them.
Defending people against a DUI charge is complicated. There are a number of items which must be examined including:
- The reason you were stopped by police
- Outward signs of impairment such as an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc
- Your performance on the field sobriety tests
- The results of your breath and/or blood tests including whether police followed proper procedures and whether the instruments used to analyze your breath or blood sample was working correctly.
By obtaining experienced representation and conducting a thorough investigation you may be able to avoid some or all of the penalties associated with a DUI conviction. Click here to read about:
Scottsdale Criminal Defense
People who are arrested and convicted of criminal offenses in the Scottsdale City Court will face harsh consequences which can have a long lasting and negative effect on their futures. Although the Scottsdale City Court presides over misdemeanor crimes, a conviction can still result in:
- Jail terms
- Fines and Court fees
- A permanent mark on your record
Unfortunately, even a misdemeanor conviction can affect your ability to secure housing, credit and employment. Consequently, its important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side when facing a criminal charge in Scottsdale. On many occasions, I have been able to assist clients in avoiding a conviction, having charges dismissed and reducing potential penalties. I routinely represent people in Scottsdale who are facing charges related to:
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Call (480) 833-8613 for Help with Your Scottsdale DUI or Criminal Case
The Scottsdale City Court is located at:
3700 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Telephone: (480) 312-2442
Fax: (480) 312-2764