Mesa DUI Attorney
DUI Attorney in Tempe
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need an attorney if I have been charged with DUI?
An attorney is not required by law. However, if you value your freedom and your right to drive, it is in your best interests to speak with a qualified lawyer who has experience in handling DUI cases in Arizona. Mesa DUI Lawyer Anthony Knowles has successfully litigated countless DUI cases throughout Mesa and Tempe. He has the legal knowledge and practical experience that your case can benefit from.
What should I do if I was arrested for DUI?
The best plan of action is to contact an attorney immediately. The sooner you speak with a lawyer, the sooner you can start to get your life back under control. Don’t try to fight a DUI charge without an attorney – you could receive a much harsher sentence than if you had a competent Tempe DUI Attorney fighting for your rights. Attorney Anthony Knowles is a former police officer and a competent DUI defense attorney. He can help you through your drunk driving charge in Arizona.
What is the “legal” blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for a person under 21?
Arizona operates under a very strict zero-tolerance law. Any BAC amount could result in an underage DUI charge, even if the person was not operating the vehicle in an impaired manner. If you have any detectable amount of alcohol in your blood stream, you could be cited with underage DUI.
What is the “legal” BAC in Arizona?
If your BAC is .08% or above, you will generally be charged with DUI. The higher your BAC is, the more severe the charge will be. For example, if your BAC is .15% or above, you could be charged with extreme DUI. If your BAC is .20% or above, you could be charged with super extreme DUI.
What can I expect if I have already been convicted of DUI and I am charged with a second?
You will face more severe charges such as more jail time, higher fines, probation and other penalties. If you have been charged with a second, third, fourth or any multiple DUI, it is in your best interests to speak with a Mesa Multiple DUI Lawyer who is experienced in dealing with multiple offenders.
What is an ignition interlock device?
After an extreme DUI charge, you could be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. You must blow into the device to test your BAC and the car will not start if your BAC is too high. There are also certain ignition interlock devices that require multiple breath tests while the car is operating to ensure that the person driving the car is actually sober enough to operate the vehicle legally.
What happens if I refuse to take a sobriety test?
You can refuse a field sobriety test such as walking a straight line or touching your nose with your finger. You have the legal right to refuse to do such tests. However, you do not have the right to refuse a breath, blood or urine test if you want to keep your driver’s license. Your license is automatically revoked for one year upon failure to take a breath, blood or urine test.
Contact a Tempe DUI Attorney at the Knowles Law Firm to discuss your DUI charges in Arizona!