Phoenix is a city full of attractions and entertainment, including a rich night life. Because of this, police enforcement is strict, and city officers are always on the lookout for offenses such as drunken driving. Getting a DUI in Phoenix puts you at risk of fines, jail time, a license suspension, and a lifetime of complications due to your criminal charges. Thus, hiring an experienced DUI lawyer is crucial, as a trained legal professional can help you avoid these serious consequences.
The need for legal assistance is of particular importance in Phoenix and other areas of Arizona, as the state has some of the nation’s strongest DUI laws. Having a driving under the influence lawyer on your side can help you establish a strong defense that may eliminate or reduce your charges.
If you have been suspected of Driving under the Influence by a Phoenix City Police Officer then you will be required to appear before the Phoenix Municipal Court at 300 W Washington Street in Downtown Phoenix, AZ. Before going to court, it is important to meet with a Phoenix DUI defense lawyer. Having a lawyer will help you present a strong defense and identify any errors or flaws in the prosecution’s case. Additionally, a DUI lawyer will be able to appear in court on your behalf. Because the Phoenix Municipal Court is only open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, trying to represent yourself would involve missing work frequently.
Going to court without a DUI defense lawyer puts you at risk for the harshest penalties Arizona law permits. An attorney may also be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed so you can avoid mandatory penalties such as the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car, fines of up to $1,800, jail costs, and a 90-day suspension of your driver’s license. You may also be required to attend substance abuse classes.
If you hire the DM Cantor for your DUI defense we can help you by providing insight into how the court and its judges — Chief Presiding Judge Roxanne Song Ong, and judges Cynthia Certa and Francisca Cota — make their decisions. We are also very familiar with and can help you establish defenses such as violation of your Miranda rights, or improperly administered sobriety tests.
The consequences of DUI charges, even if it is our first arrest, are serious. A DUI attorney may be able to work with the prosecutor to get your charges reduced or dismissed so you don’t have to deal with life-altering consequences. The team at DM Cantor understands DUI law and has experience working in the Phoenix Municipal Court, so call (602) 737-2812 for a free consultation today, or click here to use our secure, confidential online form.