Have You or Someone You Know Been Charged with a DUI?
If you or a loved one has been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you may be experiencing a time of great fear and uncertainness. In recent years officers throughout Arizona have been cracking down on those driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and without an experienced attorney, a first-time DUI conviction could warrant a punishment of at least 10 days in jail and a $1,250 fine. The judge could additionally order multiple hours of community service along with admission to alcohol counseling. It should be noted that this is the punishment for just first-time offenders found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .08 and .15. The maximum punishments begin to skyrocket if charged with an Extreme, or Super Extreme DUI. However, with the presence of a skilled attorney by your side, a lot of these sentences can easily be avoided. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp have nearly five decades of combined experience representing clients charged with DUIs. Attorneys will fight on your behalf, and ensure that you are not left to battle prosecutors alone. Lastly, at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, we try our absolute best to provide some comfort during an otherwise stressful time in your life.
Arizona DUI Law
The state of Arizona has exhibited through legislation and enforcement that it has an incredibly low tolerance for motorists who drive impaired. The state's anti-DUI efforts seem to expand every year, with the creation of more sobriety checkpoints and saturation polls. Local police officers are trained to aggressively pursue and detain drivers whom they suspect are driving while drunk or “drugged” on state roadways, while prosecutors aim to pin alleged offenders with the harshest sentences possible. And these actions are all carried out in an effort to alleviate the pressure placed on state legislatures by vocal advocacy groups and a society who has a tendency to treat drivers charged with DUI charges as if they are guilty before a trial ensues.
With the state's keen interest in arresting motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it's possible that you may have found yourself in a situation where you have witnessed those red and blue lights flashing behind you. And before you know it, you are facing DUI charges that carry exceptionally harsh penalties. You are not alone. Thousands of drivers are arrested within Arizona state lines every year for different variations of a DUI. This is why it's important for you, as a driver, to know your rights and understand how important it is for you to protect these rights with the assistance of legal representation. The representation of an experienced attorney who understands complex Arizona DUI law can make all the difference when defending and mitigating these charges.
Most drivers are aware of the legal blood alcohol concentration limits imposed upon drivers in Arizona. If the typical non-commercial motorist is caught driving with a BAC of 0.08% or over, he or she will most likely be issued a standard DUI. For a commercial motorist, the legal limit is 0.04% or higher, and for drivers under the age of 21, any alcohol detected is illegal and will not be tolerated. These laws are consistent with the legislation implemented in every state across the country.
However, most drivers may not be aware of what acquiring charges of an extreme DUI or super extreme DUI entails. And how these charges could potentially compromise a driver's livelihood, driving rights and freedom.
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At The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, we tackle all types of criminal case ranging from criminal traffic offenses, DUI, and serious Felony Charges and Drug Trafficking. We also work with out-of-state clients who have been arrested for crimes while visiting and traveling through Northern Arizona.
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At The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, we take defending criminal charges very seriously. Our attorneys have over a combined 50 years of DUI experience. Our leading attorneys have the insight and legal intelligence you need on your side. We work with individuals throughout Arizona and the surrounding communities of Northern Arizona who have been charged with criminal offenses.