Mesa, AZ is known nationwide as having some of the toughest DUI laws in the Country. In fact, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranked Arizona as one of the top 5 most aggressive states when it comes to DUI enforcement and penalties. Driving Under The Influence (DUI), often identified as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in other states, is defined in Arizona’s Revised Statutes which state:
It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state under any of the following circumstances:
Be aware that you may be arrested and charged with a DUI even if you are not impaired and even if your BAC is below 0.08. In Arizona, the law is written so that you may be charged in several different ways, making a good defense that much more important to your case. These are typically First-Time DUI’s, not an extreme DUI.
Our job as Mesa DUI attorneys at Canyon State Law Firm – Mesa is to hold the State accountable and make them prove beyond a reasonable doubt that their claims against you are true. Many DUI cases are won and lost on technicalities – often revolving around the way evidence against you is gathered and handled. Consequently, it is very important that you contact us as soon as possible so we put together an appropriate plan of action depending on the facts of your particular case.
As your DUI Attorneys in Mesa AZ, we fight for your rights and aggressively advocate the position of each and every one of our clients.
Penalties upon a DUI conviction include;
Practically speaking, your career, education, immigration status, or other endeavors that require a position of “good standing” may also be placed in jeopardy. Most commercial drivers, for example, are under a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to DUI and a previous conviction may cause you to lose your job and disqualify you from future employment opportunities.
If you are an undocumented alien in this country and arrested for Driving Under the Influence, you will need specialized help dealing with complex DHS troubles.
Keep in mind also that much of your punishment will come in the form of a very long and stressful road through the Arizona state court system. As experienced DUI attorneys in Mesa Arizona, we will make that journey as painless as possible, and navigate it with you every step of the way. Understanding the applicable laws, local policies, and having a rapport with the judges, prosecutors, and other local law enforcement officials that will be on the other side of your case goes a long way.
In Arizona, a refusal to submit to a blood or breath test triggers the suspension of your driving privileges for 12 months. You do, however, have a short period of time to request a hearing before the Arizona Department of Transportation where you can argue your case. This hearing is a different proceeding, separate from your DUI charge, but can sometimes have a significant impact on your DUI case itself. For that reason, it is important that you contact Canyon State Law Firm as soon as possible after you are stopped to ensure that ALL your rights are protected.
We are located in Mesa, AZ, and offer a free legal consultation with a DUI lawyer about your criminal charges.
Canyon State Law – Mesa
3707 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
All initial consultations are free of charge and we will help you quickly determine what you should do with your pending criminal charges. Our attorneys and staff are friendly and understanding of your situation.
We can help you if you have been arrested and charged with any of the following crimes in Mesa, Arizona:
Canyon State Law has criminal defense attorneys in convenient locations across Maricopa, Pinal, and other counties in the state of Arizona. Visit our web page for each of these cities for more specific information: