In Arizona drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs are serious offenses. If you are charged with a DUI (sometimes called DWI) you face harsh penalties, like severe fines, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license and jail time. Arizona DUI defense lawyer Tom Cesta at Cesta Legal, PLLC will help you.
Attorney Cesta has experience in criminal law as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer. This gives him an edge when preparing strong defenses for his clients. He works aggressively to get his clients’ charges reduced or dismissed altogether. If you are facing DUI conviction, do not wait until it is too late to retain the reliable and qualified lawyer that you need and deserve. Speak with Attorney Tom Cesta as soon as possible.
Are you facing multiple DUI charges in Arizona?
A first DUI is a misdemeanor offense unless there are aggravating circumstances. A first DUI conviction can result in jail time, a suspended license, and substantial fines. More charges can mean greater penalties, unless you can get some of these dismissed. Do not go into court unprepared.
Potential DUI Defenses
A law enforcement officer must have a reason to pull you over. However, the reason can not be a pretext. There must be an actual violation of Arizona law before you are allowed to be stopped. This is where the first defense is usually found.
After pulling you over, the police officer will investigate for evidence of impairment. You may be asked to perform field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests, Intoxilyzer tests, or they may draw your blood. Some of the machines used to test your blood have produced unreliable results. Sometimes the police officer uses the machine wrong. And there are many reasons why someone may perform poorly on field sobriety tests. This is why you need an experienced attorney to represent you.