This morning, I resolved a case where my client was originally charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .08, and failing to drive in a single lane of traffic. Here’s a breakdown of what happened:
Client was pulled over for drifting. When the officer made contact, he noticed my client had blood shot watery eyes, slurred speech, a strong odor or alcohol, and my client admitted to drinking vodka and cokes.The Tempe police officer asked my client to exit the vehicle and performed field sobriety tests. According to the officer, my client failed all three tests. Based on her performance she was arrested for DUI. Because my client had a blood alcohol concentration greater than .08, she was served with a 90 day driver’s license suspension. As I do in all my DUI cases, I requested an administrative hearing with the MVD to contest the DUI and license suspension. I was successful at the hearing and had my client’s driver’s license suspension voided. Bottom line – no suspension!!
Regarding her DUI charge, I met with the Tempe Prosecutor’s Office twice to make arguments as to the flaws in my client’s DUI case. Based on my arguments, my client’s DUI case was reduced to Reckless Driving. Originally, the Tempe Prosecutor wanted my client to plead to Reckless Driving and serve 24 hours in jail. After further negotiations, the prosecutor waived my client’s jail time. My client simply had to pay a fine and complete 16 hours of alcohol education courses.This was a fantastic outcome and goes to show you the importance of hiring a Tempe DUI lawyer to fight your DUI case. I am an experience, dedicated an honest attorney who has handled countless DUI cases that have resulted in favorable outcomes for my clients. A DUI conviction will ruin your life. Don’t play with fire by not hiring an attorney. My office is conveniently located in South Tempe. We are available for free consultations every day of the week and we offer affordable payment plans.
If you do decide to hire a lawyer, you need to make sure your lawyer is willing to go the extra mile for your Tempe DUI case. A dedicated attorney will interview the police officers, toxicologists, scrutinize the police report, meet with the prosecutor, and formulate effective defenses for your DUI charge.