If you are being charged with DUI in AZ, then it is essential that you visit the best DUI lawyer around. You only have a very limited period after receiving your DUI citation to locate such a lawyer and to make your appeal. If you do not comply with this limited grace period, there are a number of unpleasant things that could happen. You could be charged with a DUI offense, you could have your driver’s license confiscated for any period of time, or you could even be arrested. Scott Maasen and his team of DUI, DWI and drunk driving accident lawyers are Arizona’s premier team for DUI offenses.
If you are charged with a DUI in AZ offense, the immediate mandatory punishment is imprisonment. This imprisonment can range from twenty four (24) hours for first time offenders to seven (7) years of imprisonment for aggravated DUI offenders. There are many factors that can determine whether or not you are an aggravated DUI offender, including whether there was a minor in the vehicle, whether the DUI resulted in bodily harm, whether the driver had a suspended sentence, or many other factors not listed here. You may also be required to pay your own jail costs – from more than $100 per day!
There are also many consequences in your professional capacity that a DUI in AZ may incur. These include increased insurance premiums (for either your own vehicle or your employer’s vehicle that you are driving), removal of employer’s vehicle rights, the suspension of a driver’s license, general employment (some employers will not continue the working relationship with the advent of a DUI criminal record), and even licensing, because having a criminal record means that some of your licenses will be removed or suspended. The consequences of DUI are severe, and that is why it is so important to have the best DUI/DWI lawyers on your side.
Scott Maasen and his team of DUI and DWI lawyers are committed to providing their clients the best possible defense for their DUI charges. It is essential that you know your rights when being stopped for a DUI offense, and most people don’t realize this. The Maasen Law Firm can help you to learn your rights so that you can appeal your arrest, and then help you to fight your current DUI charge. There are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that you have the best defense, and you must always know these steps off by heart.
When stopped for a DUI in AZ, you need to invoke your fifth amendment right to remain silent and do not answer any questions. Then you must provide the officer with a copy of your license, registration and insurance information. You can refuse to do any eye or physical tests, and you can immediately demand a confidential cell phone call with your attorney. After this call you may submit to a blood or breath test, and then ask that the officer reserves a blood/breath test for independent testing. You may then demand that you be immediately released for independent testing.