Need a DUI Defense Lawyer?
If you have been charged with a DUI in Phoenix, you need someone who will fight for you, not just try to plead out. Your life, your license and your reputation are on the line. Our experienced Phoenix DUI lawyer is not afraid to take a case to trial. Phoenix criminal defense attorney Cliff Levenson has over 20 years’ experience. He was a public defender in Maricopa and Navajo counties before starting his own private practice. If you are facing DUI charges in Arizona, he will fully investigate the situation, dispute the charges in court and actively fight for your rights.
Charged with a DUI, Extreme DUI or Aggravated DUI in Arizona?
Arizona has multiple types of DUIs, each with the greater potential for fines and jail time:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is when a person has a BAC of .08 or higher
- Extreme DUI is when a person has a BAC of .15 or higher
- Aggravated DUI is a DUI charge while you have a suspended license or if you have two other DUI convictions within the last seven years already on your record.
Do not believe that you can defend yourself against these types of charges. The money you pay in attorney fees will be well spent if it means reducing or avoiding jail time, large criminal fines, convictions on your record and your license being suspended or revoked.
Can the Police Charge a Medical Marijuana Patient with a DUI?
Arizona state law allows for the use of medical marijuana for card-carrying patients. However, the DUI laws are very strict. Thus, medical marijuana patients are at risk for charges for driving under the influence.
The Arizona DUI laws not only apply to alcohol but also to any drug or its metabolite found in the person’s body. So if a medical marijuana patient smoked the night before, he or she could potentially be charged with a DUI if pulled over the next day for a traffic violation. This is also true if the patient is in an accident and the officer suspects that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is true even if the person was not under the influence at the time.
Phoenix DUI Lawyer Enforcing Constitutional Rights
Cliff Levenson is passionate about protecting his clients’ constitutional rights. This is because when police are not doing their jobs properly, everyone’s rights are at stake. After a DUI charge, speak to our criminal defense lawyer to fight back. Cliff listens to his clients closely. He then offers them options to make informed decisions as he fights for their rights in court.
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