2012 is here and with it comes a new Arizona DUI law. The new Arizona DUI law, SB1200, went into effect January 1, 2012. The new Arizona DUI law (SB1200) changes some of the ways DUI charges are handled in Arizona.
First of all, municipalities, counties, and a few judges now have the authority to offer home-detention programs instead of jail time to eligible DUI defendants. Secondly, the length of time for first time, non-extreme DUI offenders to use the DUI interlock device on their vehicles has been reduced from a year to 6 months. Lastly, this law abolishes the right of first-time, non-extreme DUI offenders to have the option of a jury trial. Instead, this option will be replaced with an automatic bench trial. This means that individuals facing Arizona DUI charges will no longer be able to have their case heard in front of a jury. These cases now can only be heard in front of a judge.
As a Mesa DUI Lawyer, my number one priority is my clients and their future. Every DUI case is important because everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone also deserves to have their rights protected and maintained. Before you walk into court for your arraignment, call Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys to schedule a free consultation regarding your DUI case. There may be defense options that you haven’t considered.
Speaking with an Arizona DUI Attorney immediately can have a great impact on the outcome of your case. When you hire Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, you work directly with Charlie Naegle, whose number one priority is to protect your rights.
Charlie Naegle is a Mesa DUI Attorney who works with individuals in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Scottsdale and Glendale. Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys has offices in Mesa, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona for convenient access across the Phoenix metropolitan area.
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