Being charged with a DUI is a serious matter and carries serious consequences. Arizona has some of the harshest penalties in the country for DUI related offenses. If you are convicted, even the most basic DUI, requires mandatory jail time. Professional licenses can be at risk, and other fines, fees and penalties will be imposed.
When your freedom is at risk, you need an attorney who is experienced, effective and aggressive: one who knows what weakness to look for in the state’s case to best challenge the arrest. Breath and Blood test results are not absolute; there are many variables that affect readings. Field sobriety tests can be challenged. Depending on the circumstances of your case, even the officer’s initial contact with you can be challenged.
Don’t settle for mediocre representation during this imperative time. You need a skilled attorney who is willing to do the work to find weaknesses in the State’s case, and I am that attorney. DUI’s are an area of the law that affect citizens in all walks of life. It is an offense where your Fourth Amendment Rights are frequently violated and a proper challenge, based on investigation and sound legal reasoning, must be made to protect your individual rights.
If your son or daughter has moved to Arizona to attend the University of Arizona, and they are now facing criminal charges, I can help.
I am Steven D. West, a Tucson underage drinking defense lawyer with more than 30 years of criminal defense experience. I know that, as a parent, one of the worst feelings is to watch your child navigate a serious situation when you cannot be there.
While client confidentiality is of utmost importance, when my underage clients consent, I will communicate directly with you, answer questions and promptly return calls so that you stay informed about the status of their case.
One of the most important things to know about Arizona drunk driving laws is that we have some of the harshest penalties in the nation.
If your son or daughter is facing a criminal charge, I will work with them to explain the serious consequences of their actions. If there is reason to believe that there is a serious chemical dependency issue, I can provide referrals to counselors and treatment centers that can provide a solution to the underlying problem.
I will also work diligently to try and minimize the impact on their criminal records so that one bad decision does not impact their future career or professional goals.