A criminal charge, no matter how seemingly insignificant, should never be taken lightly. If convicted of a crime, you could be facing a number of consequences, such as being forced to pay large fines or serve time in prison. A conviction has the ability to affect various aspects of your life going forward. For example, you may have difficulty qualifying for loans, securing employment, or even maintaining relationships with loved ones.
If you've recently been arrested in Arizona, discover how a skilled criminal defender can help you fight for justice. As your attorney, Liz Harris-Wylde is prepared to listen to your side of the story and collaborate with you on a strategic plan of action. Don't trust just anyone with your DUI or misdemeanor case. Work with an attorney who genuinely cares about you not only during the legal process, but also after you've exited her doors. Contact us at Wylde Law Group PLLC for a free consultation. From our office in Fountain Hills, we proudly serve the surrounding areas of Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.
When it comes to criminal convictions, DUIs can be some of the most impactful. Even if you avoid jail time, you could still have your license suspended, stripping you of all the freedoms it represents. Whether your DUI charge involves alcohol or drugs, a knowledgeable attorney can help you prepare a solid defense that aims to protect your rights and your future.
When patrolling for drunk or otherwise impaired drivers, law enforcement officers typically watch for the following behaviors:
Swerving your vehicle to correct its course
Driving in the middle of two lanes
Drifting from side to side on the roadway
Nearly hitting something or someone
Erratically hitting your brakes
Driving too cautiously or slowly
Turning too widely or narrowly
If an officer has reason to believe you've been driving while under the influence, he or she will require you to submit to a BADC test of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance to measure the amount of alcohol or drugs present in your system. If the test shows a concentration of 0.08 percent or more, or if a test result is not available, you may lose your driving privileges on the spot. If you are under the age of 21, your license may be suspended if there is any alcohol concentration, in accordance with Arizona's "not-a-drop" law. Learn more about your rights after a DUI or drug DUI charge by working with our attorney.
The consequences for a DUI in Arizona depend on a variety of factors, including prior convictions and your BAC percentage. Start working with a dedicated attorney who can explain what you're up against and help you create a defense strategy.
First Offense: As a first-time DUI offender in Arizona, you will be jailed for a minimum of 10 consecutive days and fined no less than $1,250. You will also be required to undergo alcohol screening, education, and treatment. Lastly, you must equip any vehicle you operate with a certified ignition interlock device (IID) and perform community service.
Second & Subsequent Offenses: You'll be facing no less than 90 days of jail time and a minimum $3,000 fine. In addition to the previously outlined consequences listed for first-time offenses, your driver's license will be revoked for 12 months.
When your freedoms are at stake, don't take any chances. Put an attorney in your corner who's willing to go against the grain and fight on your behalf. Get started on a path forward by reaching out to us at Wylde Law Group PLLC.
Our attorney handles a wide range of criminal defense cases, primarily those involving misdemeanor charges. Get in touch with our office if you've recently been accused of:
Assault or domestic violence
Any other misdemeanors
Our attorney understands the legal process can be intimidating, which is why she prioritizes being open and approachable with her clients. Allow her to help ease your worries so can feel comfortable sharing your story and your needs going forward.
Whether you were charged in Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, or anywhere else in Arizona, we're ready to fight for justice on your behalf. Reach out to our office in Fountain Hills for a free consultation.
At Wylde Law Group PLLC, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to seek justice. Let our experienced and compassionate attorney be your advocate during this time of uncertainty. Schedule a free consultation at our Fountain Hills office today if you've been criminally charged in Arizona. Let's seek a brighter future together.