When you get a DUI in Gilbert, Arizona, the penalties can be quite severe and vary depending on whether it is a first, second or third offense. Read on to learn about the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) thresholds for the different DUI charges in Arizona (Misdemeanor Regular DUI, Misdemeanor Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI, and Aggravated or Felony DUI).
If you are facing DUI charges in Gilbert your best chance for getting this situation resolved is to hire a Gilbert DUI Lawyer who knows the judges. Call our offices today for a free consultation at (602) 307-0808, or send us an email. If you need immediate emergency DUI Lawyer help, call our phone number 24 hours a day.
Watch David Michael Cantor talk about the Gilbert City Judges and what you can expect if you get a DUI in Gilbert.
For a first DUI offense, you will have to serve up to 10 days in prison. The judge can use his or her discretion to decrease the amount of time that you have to serve in prison if you complete a drug evaluation. The court may require that you pay a minimum fine of $750. You may also have to face the suspension of a driver’s license for 90 days. The judge may also want you to complete a counseling requirement or serve up to five years of probation.
For a second DUI offense, you will have to pay at least $2,000 in fines and will have to serve up to 30 days in jail. You may also be required to attend counseling appointments and will have to serve a probation sentence. An Ignition Interlock Device may also be attached to your vehicle.
When you have been charged with an “Extreme” DUI offense, the major difference is that you will have to serve 30 or 120 days in jail, depending on whether it was your first or second offense. The court may suspend the total amount of jail time that a person has to serve depending on whether a person submits to a drug or alcohol evaluation. One’s driver’s license may be suspended for up to one year.
Gilbert Municipal Court Judges
There are currently four judges who hear the DUI cases in the Gilbert Municipal Court. These judges are: David Crutchen, James Dunham, Nicole Laurin-Walker and John Hudson. Hiring a lawyer who regularly appears before these judges can be beneficial for your DUI case, because the lawyer will know what to expect in the court process. The lawyer can help you prepare for an appearance that you have in front of one of these judges.
Gilbert Municipal Court Information
Gilbert Municipal Court
55 E Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Main (480) 635-7800
En Espanol (480) 635-8840
Jury Line (480) 635-7990
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
The Gilbert Municipal Court is closed on weekends and on all public holidays.
One of the most beneficial reasons to hire a DUI Defense lawyer is so that he or she can challenge the evidence that the prosecution team presents. A DUI lawyer may be able to keep certain evidence out of your case so that the jury cannot consider it in rendering its decision. An experienced DUI lawyer can also challenge the tests that a police officer relied upon in deciding to arrest you. The police officer may not have administered the test in the correct fashion, or the police officer may not have conducted the required 15-minute observation period before arresting you. These are factors that a DUI attorney can challenge so that the jury ultimately decides the case in your favor.
If you have a case pending, please call our offices now at (602) 307-0808 for a free consultation. You can also send us an email using our confidential form. Our office number (602) 307-0808 is a 24 hour helpline so please call us if you are int he middle of a DUI checkpoint or stop.