Arizona DUI Lawyers
At Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., our Arizona DUI lawyers understand that facing DUI charges of any kind in the state of Arizona is extremely serious, and requires an equally serious defense. A DUI conviction can threaten your freedom, your reputation, and even your future career prospects; as such, if you have been charged with DUI in Arizona, seek a leading Phoenix DUI lawyer that is as serious about your defense as you are.
Phoenix DUI law firm consists of attorneys Woody Thompson & Jay S. Volquardsen, based in Phoenix, Chandler & Scottsdale, Arizona, with decades of combined experience in a wide range of civil and criminal law matters. They have proven themselves as attorneys you can trust with even the most serious DUI and criminal charges in the state of Arizona; one of our own was selected as a 2015 member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., are proud of their reputation and are ready to put their experience and resources to work on your case. Contact us today for a free consultation at (602) 510-9999.
Arizona DUI Practice Areas
At Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., our Phoenix DUI lawyers have considerable experience defending clients who have been charged with a criminal offense, and our attorneys in Phoenix, Chandler, and Scottsdale are prepared to put this experience to work for clients facing charges related to any of the following:
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- OUI (Operating Under the Influence)
- Reckless Driving
- Photo Radar
- Traffic Offenses
- Criminal Charges
Beating any kind of alcohol-related driving charge in Phoenix, Arizona requires extensive knowledge of prosecution tactics and diligent gathering of evidence. At Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., you’ll find that our Phoenix DUI lawyer is experienced at using these and other effective tactics in order to defend our clients’ rights and help them pursue a favorable outcome.
Types of DUI Charges in Arizona
The state of Arizona has particularly rigorous DUI laws. In fact, there are several different types of DUI charges an individual can receive based on how high their blood-alcohol content was at the time of arrest and any prior DUI convictions on their record. The following is a brief overview of the types of DUI charges that are given in Arizona. If you have been charged with one of the follow, it’s important to seek proper representation to help guide you through the process. Contact us at (602) 510-9999.
In the state of Arizona, a first-time DUI offense for a driver with a blood-alcohol content between .08% and .15% is considered a regular DUI. The maximum penalty for a DUI conviction is a $1500 fine, 10 days in jail, 90 day license suspension, and probation for up to five years. Additionally, you will be required to install and pay for an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, which requires you to submit to a breathalyzer test before your car will start. Learn More
Extreme DUI charges are given to drivers in Arizona with a blood-alcohol content between .15% and .2%. Penalties for an Extreme DUI conviction may include 30 days in jail, fines up to $2,700 not including court and jail costs, required use of an ignition interlock device for 12 months, 90 day license suspension, and up to five years probation. Learn More
A charge of Super-Extreme DUI requires at least a .2% blood-alcohol content at the time of the arrest. Penalties for a conviction in the state of Arizona include a minimum of 45 days in jail. In addition, fines and fees can add up to approximately $3,200 which doesn’t include jail costs and court costs. Arizona Super-Extreme DUI convictions also require a minimum 12 month use of an ignition interlock device, 90 days of license suspension, and up to five years probation. Learn More
Also called aggravated DUI in Arizona, this charge involves at least one of two violations in addition to having a blood-alcohol content of .08% or higher:
- Having a minor under the age of 15 in the vehicle at the time of arrest – This DUI charge is a class 6 felony in the state of Arizona. There is a wide range of potential penalties for such a conviction, including anywhere from 10 days to 2 years in jail, fines up to $4,600, 10 years of probation, and several years of ignition interlock device usage and license suspension.
- DUI with a suspended license or with at least three prior DUI convictions within the last 7 years — The penalties for either of these Class 4 felonies can be very high in Arizona. Potential consequences include 4 months to 4 years in Arizona jail, thousands of dollars in fines, up to 10 years of probation after release from jail, three years of license suspension, and required use of an ignition interlock device.
License Suspension in Arizona
In the state of Arizona, a person can have their license either suspended or revoked. A revocation of the license means that the state completely takes away your license, while a suspension means your license is taken for a set period of time before being returned. The most common reason for a suspended license in Arizona is a drunk driving charge or conviction. If you are pulled over and charged with drunk driving in Phoenix, Arizona, it may be wise to not submit to a test which may incriminate you. However, even if you are arrested for drunk driving in Arizona and found not guilty, your license may still be suspended if you refused to submit to a sobriety test. Some of the other reasons for license suspension that our Phoenix traffic offense lawyers are prepared to handle include:
- Traffic violations
- Reckless driving
- Being liable for a serious accident
- Illegally using a driver’s license
- Frequent traffic violations
When it comes to DUI license suspension, the time period for minor convictions in Arizona is usually 90 days. Our Arizona DUI Attorneys have offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler.
Contact Our Phoenix DUI Lawyers
If you are facing alcohol-related driving charges, criminal charges, or traffic violations, do not hesitate to contact the Arizona DUI attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., in Phoenix at (602) 510-9999, in Scottsdale at (602) 327-1179, and in Chandler at (480) 203-8977.