Defending a DWI

Defending a DWI

Are you looking for an attorney who is experienced in defending a DWI? First time (and subsequent) DWI/DUI charges are harsh and come with penalties that you won’t want to be paying for the rest of your life. The State of Arizona takes public safety quite seriously. For the State to convict you, they must prove:

Defending a DWI | You were driving or had actual physical control of the vehicle. 

The State does not have to prove that you had an intention to drive while under the influence. They just have to show that you were driving or that you had physical control of the vehicle.

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Defending a DWI | That you were impaired according to Arizona law.

Remember, in Arizona you can be impaired to the “slightest” and still be charged. The legal limit for BAC is .08% (.04% for commercial drivers). It includes drugs, vapor products, medical marijuana, and alcohol. You can see a full list of intoxicants, as defined by law, by clicking here. You can also learn more by scheduling a consultation with a Phoenix DWI/DUI lawyer. Only a doctor, nurse, or other qualified individuals may draw your blood to determine your BAC or if there are drugs in your system.

Defending a DWI | The State doesn’t have to prove your mental state.

This is important because with most crimes, the State must prove that the defendant was in a culpable mental state. This means that the defendant understood or had the ability to understand that they were committing a crime. That’s not required if you’re charged with DWI / DUI.

Contact a Phoenix DUI lawyer to help you develop and implement the best possible defense. Even one conviction can change your entire life. Call our office today for a free consultation. Let us work to get you the justice you deserve.

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