When it comes to the number of
DUI incidents, we continue to see a downward trend across Arizona over the
last few years. While this is good news and could possibly prove that
the state’s harsh DUI laws are actually working, there are still
thousands of people arrested in Arizona for DUI related charges each year.
For these people, the overall downward trend doesn’t mean much. What
they need is help to put their Arizona DUI experience behind them as quickly
as possible. Many people facing Arizona DUI charges have found that putting
their case in the hands of an experienced Arizona DUI attorney was the
best decision they made.
There are some who would argue that hiring an attorney is only necessary
in certain situations and that many DUI incidents will result in the same
outcome with or without the involvement of an Arizona DUI attorney. Our
Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys proves otherwise. Here are three important reasons to hire an attorney
if you have been arrested for DUI.
Legal Advice and Knowledge of the System
When you were pulled over and arrested for suspected DUI, chances are you
weren’t in the optimal state of mind to remember details surrounding
the incident, regardless of how much you had to drink. For many people,
being arrested for a DUI is their first experience with being charged
with a crime and having to face the ensuing court proceedings. It can
be a very disorienting experience.
An Arizona DUI attorney can be a very valuable ally during this time. Your
attorney can help you retrace the series of events that led to your arrest
and ensure your rights were protected at all times. Some DUI cases have
been completely dismissed based on a skipped step or oversight on the
part of the officers involved. You may never know what to look for if
you don’t have an Arizona DUI attorney representing you.
Appearing before a judge for any reason can be stressful. Time seems to
slow down and it’s very easy to become nervous and misspeak or leave
something out. Those few minutes you spend in front of a judge might seem
important to you, but for a judge who has been sitting and listening to
similar cases all day, things can get very routine and systematic.
You need an attorney who is comfortable in the courtroom and can speak
in terms that a judge will relate to. A good DUI attorney has spent years
building a good reputation in the courtroom and knows the right things
to say and when to say them. You will feel more confident in the outcome
of your case when you have an attorney by your side.
Many people don’t stop to think about all of the different stages
of a court case. It’s easy to believe that all DUI cases are handled
exactly the same way and that they all result in the same exact punishment.
While that may be true to an extent, there are a number of situations where
a knowledgeable attorney can help in having the punishment reduced or
altered. Depending on the situation, there may be options when it comes
to serving a sentence that you may not be aware of. In the eyes of the
court and of DUI attorneys, a victory is not always measured with a case
being dismissed. Other victories include reduced jail terms or fines.
Your attorney is aware of what options are available and how and when
to ask for them.
At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, our goal has always
been to help our DUI clients move past this experience and get back on
track as soon as possible. We consider that goal at every step of the
process. Let us help you or someone you love put your DUI behind you so
you can get back to your normal life.
Call 480-378-9000 to schedule a
free case review with Arizona DUI attorney Charlie Naegle today.