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The City of Goodyear, Arizona is one of the main suburbs of Phoenix with a population of more than 70,000. Named for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Goodyear has been recognized as an All-American City and one of the most livable cities in the United States. The city is best known to the rest of the country as the home of Goodyear Ballpark. Opened in 2009, the ballpark is part of a major $108 million dollar baseball complex and the current training grounds for the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians. With a major ballpark, proximity to the Westgate Entertainment District, and dozens of bars throughout the West Valley, the Goodyear Police Department remains vigilant for drivers who may be under the influence. If you have been stopped at a DUI checkpoint or pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, it is important to speak with an experienced Goodyear DUI attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.

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Why hire a Goodyear DUI Attorney?

DUI / DWI is a specialized area of law that requires an experienced attorney. Arizona DUI laws are frequently changing and the penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe. An experienced DUI Lawyer in Goodyear, AZ will fight to protect your rights in court and work to avoid or reduce the effects of a conviction such as jail time, license suspension, counseling, fines, community service, and other penalties. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor has successfully defended clients facing DUI charges, including potential repeat offenders, and those facing aggravated or other felony DUI charges.

Goodyear DUI Conviction Penalties

Goodyear DUI laws are the same as those for the rest of Arizona, which has among the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Arizona has very harsh penalties for a DUI conviction, as every DUI carries mandatory jail time. Arizona recently added a new class to its list of DUI charges: along with a Regular DUI charge for a blood alcohol content (BAC) of a minimum of 0.08 and an Extreme DUI charge for a BAC of at least 0.15, Arizona now has a “Super Extreme” DUI charge of a BAC in excess of 0.20, with the stiffest penalties possible under the law.

A knowledgeable Goodyear DUI attorney may help you get the charges reduced or dismissed to potentially avoid jail time, depending on your situation. The following are the penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Goodyear.

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Below are some of the penalties and fines you can face when charged with a DUI in Goodyear, AZ. Because of these penalties, it is advised to hire an experienced attorney that knows the laws and has great knowledge of a possible DUI defense strategy.

Misdemeanor DUI: 0.08 to .149 BAC – (ARS 28-1381)

  • 10-day jail sentence – 9 of which can be suspended upon completion of alcohol counseling
  • Minimum of a 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • 1-year installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
  • Required alcohol screening and classes
  • Fines of up to $1,500

Extreme DUI / DWI: 0.15 to .199 BAC – (ARS 28-1382)

  • 30-day jail sentence
  • Minimum of a 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • 1- year installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
  • Required alcohol screening and classes
  • Fines of up to $2,700

Super Extreme DUI / DWI: 0.20+ BAC – (ARS 28-1382 D 1)

  • 45-day jail sentence
  • Minimum of a 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • 18-month installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
  • Required alcohol screening and classes
  • Fines of up to $3,200

 

The penalties for a conviction as a repeat offender are even stiffer. If you have two or more DUI convictions within the last 7 years, or you are convicted of a DUI while driving on a suspended license, you can be charged with an Aggravated DUI. These types of charges are felony offenses which significantly increase the penalties you face. If you were driving with a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, while cited for DUI, you can also be charged with a felony offense. Fatal accidents, or accidents that result in injury, may also lead to felony charges if alcohol is involved.

Even a First Offense Aggravated DUI has very serious consequences. If you get a third DUI within 7 years, or get a DUI while driving on a suspended license, you face:

  • A felony conviction
  • Mandatory 4 months in prison
  • Revoked driver’s license
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment classes

 

Goodyear AZ DUI Defense Possibilities

There are many ways a skilled Goodyear DUI attorney can help you defend yourself against a DUI charge. Depending on your case, a strong defense can get the charges dismissed or reduced. If you are facing a DUI charge, your attorney may use one or more of the following strategies.

  • Challenging the officer’s probable cause for arrest.
  • Challenging the results of the blood alcohol test. A DUI test may be challenged due to improper use by police, physiological conditions, instrument malfunction, or failure of the police officer to observe the defendant prior to testing.
  • Challenging the Constitutionality of your statements.
  • You were not allowed to contact an attorney.
  • The police officer was not trained in DUI investigation.
  • No actual physical control
  • Seeking alternatives to jail time.

 

If you are facing a DUI charge, protect your freedom and rights by contacting an experienced DUI lawyer today. We will help you navigate the complex legal process and defend your rights to potentially get your charge reduced or dismissed. The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor have decades of experience defending clients that are facing DUI charges in Arizona. Call today or fill out our Contact Form below for a Free Consultation to discuss your case.

 

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