Gilbert, Arizona offers plenty of options for entertainment and amusement, but if the fun gets out of hand, DUI charges may result. While a first- or second-offense DUI is a misdemeanor rather than a felony, the penalties are still severe. And if you are charged with an “extreme” DUI, the consequences involve long jail terms and significant fines, meaning your life can be significantly altered. By working with an experienced DUI lawyer in Gilbert, you will have an advocate fighting for you and helping you secure a resolution you can live with. If you need a DUI lawyer, schedule a free case review by contacting DM Cantor today at (602) 307-0808 or click here to use our secure online contact form.
If suspected of DUI in Gilbert, AZ, you and your DUI lawyer will have to appear before the Gilbert Municipal Court, at 55 E Civic Center Drive. Because the court is only open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, you will have to miss work to appear before the court. But with a DUI lawyer in Gilbert, your attorney can attend crucial hearings for you, offering effective arguments while you can continue attending work or school.
The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor is also uniquely positioned to help you with your charges because the firm has worked with the Gilbert judges in many prior cases. With experience appearing before David Crutchen, James Dunham, Nicole Laurin-Walker and John Hudson, our firm will go into court knowing what to expect, giving you an edge.
Having every benefit you can before going into court is important, because the consequences of DUI charges are serious. For a first-offense DUI, you may be punished with up to 10 days in prison, a driver’s license suspension of up to 90 days, a fine of at least $1,500, up to five years of probation, and possible counseling and drug evaluation.
If you already have a DUI on your record, the penalties are enhanced. A second-DUI offense will require you to spend up to 30 days in jail and pay at least $2,000 in fines. The court may also order that you install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, that you attend counseling appointments, and will make you serve probation.
If you are convicted of an extreme DUI, meaning your BAC level exceeded .150 upon arrest, you will have to serve 30 days in jail for a first offense or 120 days for a second offense. You may also have your driver’s license suspended for up to one year.
The experienced attorneys at DM Cantor can help fight your charges, possibly reducing or eliminating the penalties you face. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Our office is available 24 hours a day by calling (602) 307-0808 or by sending us a confidential email.