First Time DUI

Defense Against a First-Time DUI Charge

Most times, people charged with a DUI have never had to defend themselves against a criminal charge in court. A conviction for a first time DUI affects your life in many ways. Besides the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, a DUI conviction may lead to a term of jail, probation, a hefty fine, a chemical dependency evaluation, counseling and any other condition the court deems suitable.

If you face a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, call the Phoenix, Arizona Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC at 602-957-3300. Attorney Howard Snader represents people throughout the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, Casa Grande, Kingman, Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Kingman, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Yuma, Apache Junction, and Goodyear.

A first time DUI, absent any aggravating factors, is charged as a misdemeanor offense. To be DUI, you must have driven a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or having an illegal or prescription drug in your body. As a Criminal Law Specialist Certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, Howard Snader will advise you of the possible penalties of a conviction for a first time DUI including:

  • Anywhere from one day to six months in jail
  • A minimum three-month suspension of your driving privileges
  • An assessment of substantial fines and court costs
  • Other court order conditions like substance abuse treatment, counseling, and probation

DUI Defenses and Challenges

As a former Maricopa County prosecutor, Mr. Snader understands the challenges made against charges of drunk driving. Keeping abreast of the latest sciences and technologies surrounding DUI defense, he will challenge the validity the blood or breath, alcohol testing procedures, the qualifications of the administrator of the tests, the traffic stops, field sobriety tests, and probable cause of the arrest.

Contact the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC to get an assessment of your case. If there is a defense strategy available in your case, Attorney Snader will find and use it to advocate for your rights.

To find out more about your first time DUI charge, call the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader.

Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.