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Chandler DUI Lawyer: Aggressive DUI Defense Firm

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? and 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.

Check out our Top 5 DUI Defenses for beating a DUI in Chandler, AZ.

DM Cantor has over 2,500 documented DUI / Vehicular 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 many entertainment options in Chandler, including The Ostrich Festival; Chandler Fashion Square Mall; Casinos (Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte); First Class Golf Courses (Ocotillo, Ironwood, San Marcos Golf Resort); Outdoor concerts, and 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 and anywhere in Arizona are very serious.

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Penalties for DUI in Chandler

You 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:

First Offense Misdemeanor DUI/DWI Penalties (.08 – .149 Blood Alcohol Content)

  • 10 days jail
  • Lose driver’s license for 90 days
  • Ignition interlock for one year
  • Alcohol screening and classes
  • Fees and fines in excess of $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 one year
  • Alcohol screening and classes
  • Fees and fines in excess of $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 in excess of $3,200

First Offense Aggravated DUI (Third DUI in seven years, DUI when license is suspended; DUI with a child under 15 years old in the car)

  • A felony conviction (loss of the right to vote and 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.  Learn about the penalties for the second and third offense here.

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DUI Defense Strategies for Chandler Municipal Court

Our goal is to create the best defense for your specific DUI case in Chandler. Once we analyze the facts of the case, it will be easier for us to suggest a strategy that will work. There are many defense, but some of the most effective are:

  • No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop
  • No Actual Physical Control
  • No Probable Cause for Arrest
  • Denial of Right to Counsel
  • 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 an example of a DUI dismissed in 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. (Read more DUI wins here.)

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.

Should I Hire a Chandler DUI Lawyer?

If you just got a DUI/DWI charge in Chandler, AZ, there are many reasons to hire a DUI Lawyer from the DM 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. DM 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.

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