Being charged with DUI/DWI in Chandler can be a very scary proposition. Many questions race through your head, will I lose my job?, will I lose my license?, & will I go to jail? The answer to any of those questions can be “yes”, unless you hire a Chandler DUI Lawyer who is aggressive and skilled enough to help you get the DUI charges reduced or dismissed. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor has over 1,600 documented DUI case victories across the State of Arizona. Our DUI Defense firm has years of experience handling cases in Chandler and more specifically, the Chandler Municipal Court. There are a lot of entertainment options in Chandler, including: The Ostrich Festival, Chandler Fashion Square Mall, Indian Casinos (Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte), First Class Golf Courses (Ocotillo, Ironwood, San Marcos Golf Resort), Outdoor Concerts, and many, many excellent Restaurants. The most important thing to remember when enjoying Chandler, is to do it safe! The penalties for a DUI conviction in Chandler or elsewhere in Arizona are very serious.
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Penalties for DUI in Chandler
I got a DUI in Chandler, what now? The penalties for a DUI conviction in Chandler, AZ are the same as the State of Arizona laws. Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country and the consequences can be far reaching. There are four different types of DUI (all with varying degrees): Regular Misdemeanor, Extreme, Super Extreme, and Aggravated (Felony). A Regular DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI are misdemeanor charges which would be filed in the Chandler Municipal Court while an Aggravated DUI is a Felony charge that would be filed in Superior Court. Here are the penalties for a 1st time offense of each type (click here for second and third offense):
First Offense Misdemeanor DUI/DWI Penalties (.08 – .149 Blood Alcohol Content)
- 10 Days Jail, Lose Driver’s License for 90 Days, Ignition Interlock for 1 year, Alcohol Screening and Classes, Fees and Fines over $1,500
First Offense Extreme DUI Penalties (.15 – .199 Blood Alcohol Content)
- 30 Days in Jail, Lose Driver’s License for 90 days, Ignition Interlock for 1 year, Alcohol Screening and Classes, Fees and Fines over $2,700
First Offense Super Extreme DUI Penalties (.20+ Blood Alcohol Content)
- 45 Days in Jail, Lose Driver’s License for 90 days, Ignition Interlock for 18 months, Alcohol Screening and Classes, Fines and Fees over $3,200
First Offense Aggravated DUI (3rd DUI in 7 Years, DUI when License is Suspended, & a DUI with a child under 15 years old in the Car)
- A Felony Conviction = Loss of Civil Rights (Right to Vote & Bear Arms), minimum of 4 Months in Prison (for a 3rd DUI in 7 years or a DUI with a suspended license), Revocation of Driver’s License, Ignition Interlock Device, Alcohol Assessment and Classes
Listed are the penalties for a 1st DUI conviction out of Chandler, and as you can see they are very, very serious. Convictions for 2nd and 3rd offense DUI charges will result in much stiffer penalties, for more information on those, click here.
DUI Defense Strategies for Chandler Municipal Court
There are many ways to defend a DUI charge in Chandler DUI court and a few of them are: No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop, No Actual Physical Control, No Probable Cause for Arrest, Denial of Right to Counsel, and Inaccuracy of Breath or Blood Testing Device. David Michael Cantor is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has helped train police officers and judges here in the state of Arizona. When it comes to defending DUI cases David and his team of DUI lawyers have over 1,600 documented victories in Arizona.
Here is one of our case victories, a dismissed DUI from Chandler Municipal Court:
(Chandler Municipal Court No. 01P856220CR): Mr. S. was stopped by Chandler City Police for an alleged DUI. He subsequently provided a .144 blood sample. Because it appeared that officers had stopped him simply because it was late at night and they were “trolling for DUI’s”, we filed a Motion based on No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop. This was reviewed by the City Prosecutor and they dismissed all charges. (click here to read more DUI wins)
David Michael Cantor and his team have many years of experience handling DUI cases in the Chandler Municipal Court. The judges at this court are Mike Morales, Michael Traynor, Gary LaFleur, and Maria Brewer. Our firm has worked with all of these judges before and can help you by providing insight into what arguments are likely or unlikely to be effective in court. David has put together a short video explaining the Chandler Municipal Court and also an honest review of the judges presiding over the court:
Got a DUI in Chandler, Why Hire a DUI Defense Lawyer?
If you just got a DUI/DWI charge in Chandler, AZ, there are many reasons to hire a DUI Lawyer from the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor. The most important reason is that we know the DUI laws and DUI defense strategies that work in Arizona, inside and out. David Michael Cantor is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and he has personally trained many of the local law enforcement and judges on DUI matters. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor is an AV rated law firm (highest rating) by the prestigious legal rating firm, Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, we will act Beyond Aggressive® in the defense of your DUI case. We have over 1,600 documented DUI victories and our team of lawyers are consistently rated and reviewed as some of the best DUI attorneys in the State of Arizona.
Do you have 30 minutes to go over your DUI case? We offer Free Consultations in our office and we’re ready to meet with you today. Give us a call (or send an email) at (602) 307-0808 to schedule your free consultation.