Do You Know The Full Cost Of A DUI?

Many people plead guilty to charges of driving under the influence (DUI), only to learn too late that they underestimated just how damaging the penalties can be.

Arizona is tough on drunk and drugged driving. Even for a first offense, a conviction can result in a minimum of 14 days in jail and a minimum $500 in fines. Then there is a list of additional fees that can quickly outweigh the initial fine, not to mention that insurance rates are likely to skyrocket. There is also the possibility of classes, counseling, and community service, and the heavy costs associated with those. And don't forget driver's license suspension or revocation.

Penalties increase dramatically for repeat offenders, and there are also charges like extreme DUI and aggravated DUI and felony that come with substantially enhanced penalties.

You Do Not Have To Plead Guilty To DUI Charges

Thankfully, DUI charges can be fought. With an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side, you may be able to minimize penalties or even avoid them altogether. At the Law Office of Douglas W. Taylor in Tucson, we have more than 15 years of experience standing up for people accused of drugged or drunk driving. We will work hard to get you through this.

Perhaps you blew a .08 or greater or a blood test revealed drugs in your system. You may think that the evidence is insurmountable. That is simply not true. The reality is that evidence that appears strong may actually be flawed, and we will take a close look to find the flaws in the evidence against you. First of all, was the traffic stop conducted correctly? Were the field sobriety tests and blood tests performed according to protocol? Was all of the equipment maintained, calibrated and in proper working order?

Even if the evidence is strong, there may be options available to minimize the damage that a DUI charge does to your life. Do not plead guilty without exploring all options first.

Free DUI Defense Consultation

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you have the right to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Call 520-369-5164 or send an email to schedule your first consultation, which is free. Our law office is conveniently located downtown near the courts. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.