In Arizona, impairment in the slightest degree can result in a drunk driving or DUI charge. If your blood alcohol level is above .08, there is hard evidence of intoxication. However, an experienced attorney can still help you argue the facts and potentially fight to reduce the charges.
At the Law Office of Karl A. Mueller in Phoenix, Mr. Mueller has handled more than 1,000 DUI cases. He is also skilled in cases that involve driving under the influence of drugs. As a lawyer, he has also trained officers to handle DUI investigation and knows where they make mistakes. All this makes him a powerful advocate for you. You can rely on his skill and understanding in this area of Arizona law.
Avoiding Harsh Consequences And Keeping Your License
The maximum penalty for a first-time conviction of driving under the influence is six months in jail and a fine. An aggravated DUI charge, however, comes with much more serious penalties. Plus, if the state proves you committed your DUI while your license was suspended, or you have a previous drunk driving conviction, you could face a minimum prison sentence of up to four months.
With an experienced attorney on your side, you are in a better position to avoid such harsh consequences. We represent our clients in criminal and civil proceedings stemming from a DUI. An arrest triggers automatic suspension for 90 days. You will have 15 days to request a hearing before the MVD regarding a temporary license. We will help you fight your charges in court and help you keep your license.
At the Law Office of Karl A. Mueller, we also handle CDL license suspensions. If you have a CDL, you could lose your job if convicted of drunk driving. We can help you fight to keep your livelihood.
Possible Defenses To DUI Charges
In many cases, a police officer may have no other supporting evidence other than his or her assertion that you were drunk. When you are able to undercut the state's additional evidence, they have little to fall back on. We will utilize a number of tactics to challenge the state's evidence and how it was gathered, including asking the following questions:
- Did the police have a legal reason for the initial stop?
- If you were outside the car, can they prove who was really driving?
- Was the chemical testing method and calibration correct?
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
From losing your license to the possibility of jail time, you face serious potential consequences after your DUI. Make sure you take care of it with the right attorney. At the Law Office of Karl A. Mueller, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So contact our DUI attorney now for a free initial consultation regarding your DUI. Call 888-365-8510.