Expert DUI Defense in Phoenix, Arizona
Drinking is, for many Americans, a normal activity that enhances the enjoyment of social activities. Furthermore, we are a nation dependent on our cars, with public transportation options are limited in many areas. Put those two facts together and it is no surprise that many people who have been drinking are also driving, in many cases because driving is the only way to get home.
DUI: A Lapse of Judgment that Can Bring a Serious Criminal Charge
DUI is a very serious crime in Arizona and the entire United States. But in most cases, it is different from other crimes in the sense that it is usually done without malice toward anyone. DUI is typically a lapse in judgment, one committed by millions of people every day.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a recent year that adults drank over their limit and got behind the wheel approximately 112 million times. That works out to nearly 300,000 people who are drinking and driving per day. In a nationwide survey, one out of every five drivers admitted that they had driven while drunk at least one time in the previous year. It is a serious crime, but one so common that if everyone who did it was thrown in jail, our prisons couldn’t begin to contain them.
Nevertheless, if you have been pulled over and charged with DUI, a conviction will come with severe and life-altering repercussions: the loss of your license and your reputation, jail time, fines, and a criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life.
Defenses Exist for DUI in Arizona
If you have been charged with DUI in Arizona, you can fight the charges on a number of grounds with the help of a well experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney. Many people mistakenly assume that if the police charge you after testing your blood alcohol content that conviction is a done deal, but this is far from the truth. In fact, there are a number possible defenses available, and having the right defense attorney can have a positive effect on the outcome of your DUI case. Ideally, you should not submit to any kind of chemical testing before speaking to your lawyer.
In Arizona, the right attorney for your DUI case is not your garden variety lawyer, but an Arizona Board Certified Criminal Defense attorney. To earn this designation, an attorney must not only demonstrate extensive experience in successful criminal defense, but must also pass a rigorous exam and a review by peers in the legal community.
For a Better Outcome, Hire a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
When a DUI charge threatens your future in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding area, contact the law firm of Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney Howard Snader immediately. Howard will launch his own investigation into the constitutionality of your arrest, will determine whether the procedure was proper and equipment reliable, will look into the timing of the testing, and will determine whether there is even any valid proof that you were actually impaired.
Remember that you are innocent in the eyes of the law until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a high standard of proof, and Howard has the legal knowledge and experience to raise that doubt in many cases. Although every case is different and no attorney can guarantee a certain outcome in your particular case, you can feel confident in knowing that Howard Snader has a long history and reputation for achieving favorable outcomes for hundreds of clients in his long legal career.
Call Without Delay to Reduce Your Risk when Charged with DUI
Call Howard A. Snader, LLC, immediately if you’ve been pulled over and are facing a DUI charge. Choose a specialist designated by the Arizona Bar in criminal defense to protect your rights, your reputation, and your future. Don’t take a chance with a public defender or a lawyer who is not a specialist, and don’t delay. The sooner Howard goes to work for you, the better he will be able to provide you with the expert defense he is known for.