Phoenix DUI Attorney
Arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Arizona?
Arizona enforces strict laws for driving under the influence of drugs or
alcohol. In Arizona, you are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle
if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher and can face
severe criminal penalties, driver's license suspension, and long-term
consequences if charged. If you or someone you love has been arrested
for DUI, you need a Phoenix DUI lawyer from Knowles Law Firm, PLC.
If a law enforcement officer suspects you of driving under the influence,
he or she has the right to pull you over and test your BAC level. This
will typically be done through a
field sobriety test,
breath test or
blood test. If your BAC is .08 or more, you will likely be arrested, taken into police
custody, and charged for DUI. The following is a list of what Arizona
laws consider driving under the influence:
The following is a list of what Arizona laws consider driving under the
1. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (to the
point of impairment), any drug, any vapor-releasing substance, or any
2. Having a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 or greater within
two hours of driving or being in physical control of a motor vehicle.
3. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles, driving under the influence
of alcohol with a BAC level of .04 or greater.
When facing DUI allegations, it is important to hire a knowledgeable DUI
defense attorney who not only fully understands the laws and procedures
in Arizona, but who can also protect your rights and defend you from the
penalties you face.
We Handle All DUI Charges
With former prosecutors, a former Arizona police officer, and years of
experience on our side, our legal team knows how to handle the full range
of DUI charges, including:
- Aggravated DUI
- DUI with Drugs
- Underage DUI
- DUI Causing Injury / Death
- Extreme DUI
- Super Extreme DUI
- DUI Leaving the Scene
- Felony DUI
Find more information on our
DUI FAQ or by discussing your case personally with our team.
DUI Process Defined
All Arizona DUI cases will result in two separate legal processes: a criminal
case and an administrative hearing with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
MVD administrative hearings concern only your driving privileges and are
separate from criminal proceedings.
MVD hearings do not address whether you are guilty of committing the criminal act of
driving under the influence, and will not result in any other penalties
aside from driver's license suspension. After a DUI arrest, you must
request an MVD hearing within 15 days or face an automatic license suspension.
The DUI process will also involve proceedings in a criminal court, where
you will be charged for violating an Arizona law. Criminal proceedings
will concerns whether you are guilty or innocent of the charge at hand
and will determine which criminal penalties you will face. In some cases,
you may also be able to reach agreements to reduce or dismiss charges
Having an attorney by your side at all point during the DUI process is
crucial. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, we represent clients during both MVD
hearings and criminal proceedings, and we fight aggressively on their behalves.
Discuss Your Case During a FREE Case Review
Phoenix DUI Attorney Anthony Knowles and our experienced DUI defense attorneys
want nothing more than to provide you with the superior defense you need
to fight your charges and maximize the chances of winning your case! To
set up a free consultation,
contact us today.
Arrested for drunk driving? View some of our helpful resources so you can
know your rights and legal recourse after a DUI arrest.