Understanding your rights and knowing when to involve an attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your DUI case. Because of the complexities of the law in the state of Arizona, it is highly recommended that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. The more details you can provide to your attorney can help your defense and these details tend to be forgotten as time goes by.
Even though you do have the right to speak to an attorney right away, it may not be possible to contact one immediately. If an officer suspects that you have been drinking, they can perform Field Sobriety Tests to help them determine if you are impaired. If you are pulled over for DUI in Mesa Arizona, you do have the right to consult with an attorney upon being arrested or before you decide whether or not to submit to chemical testing, as long as doing so does not unreasonably delay the timing of your chemical test.
At any rate, even if you do end up taking a chemical test, it’s important to get in contact with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced DUI attorney will immediately review the case for defects and suppressed evidence. There are important variables that need to be taken into account such as the calibration and maintenance records of the breath machine that was used for the tests. They can also arrange for blood samples to be analyzed by an independent expert.
Not only will a DUI lawyer look for details that may help your case, but they will also go to work for you to negotiate a lesser charge or reduced sentence. Because they are familiar with Arizona DUI laws and others involved, including prosecutors and judges, they have the knowledge and understanding needed to challenge your case effectively.
Mesa Arizona DUI attorney Charlie Naegle has helped many people facing DUI charges in the past and fights aggressively to either have the charges dismissed or sentences drastically reduced. Give Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys a call today to set up your free consultation and let us put our experience to work for you.