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“You have the right to defend your Mesa DUI charges, no matter what events led to the arrest. But you chances of actually getting the DUI charges dismissed increase drastically if you are being defended by a good Mesa DUI lawyer.”

Mesa AZ DUI Charges

If you were arrested by a Mesa DUI Task Force for DUI or Drunk Driving charges, charges, you should contact a Mesa criminal defense or DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Arizona has some of the toughest DUI – DWI laws and penalties in the country. Currently all DUI convictions can expose you to serving jail time, in addition to other harsh punishments. Most experienced DUI Lawyers provide Free Consultations to those who need legal representation for their Mesa DUI or Criminal Charges, to discuss their case and options for defense.

By: James Novak, Arizona DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney

After the reality of a DUI arrest sets in, you are overwhelmed and realize you need an Arizona DUI Lawyer to defend you. And you wonder if you can afford a good DUI or Criminal defense lawyer. First, you should ask yourself can I afford “not” to have a good DU defense attorney. Arizona has some of toughest DUI laws and punishments in the Country. To go unrepresented by a good DUI lawyer, through the maze of the Arizona Criminal Justice system is the fastest route to a most certain DUI conviction. With that in mind, here are 5 facts you should know about the cost of retaining a DUI defense Attorney in Arizona:

1) No Arizona Attorney governing entities dictate how much a Criminal or DUI Attorney can charge. (Unless you are covered under and using a pre-paid legal program through your employer or pre-paid legal service). As a result you may get quotes all over the board for the same charges, just different attorneys. One may quote you $1000.00 and the other $8,000.00 to give you the same competent legal representation.

By: James Novak, Arizona DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are arrested for a DUI in Arizona, there are things you can do to increase your chances of getting a good outcome in your case. It begins with you. Here are at least 10 things you can to do or begin to do within 24 hours of your DUI arrest in AZ. (Excerpts are from the book “24 things you should do Following Your AZ DUI Arrest” © from the DUI winning strategies book series, written by James Novak, experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney. These DUI defense tips, elements, facts and things you need to do and can do could make the difference between an Arizona DUI conviction and a total dismissal of your charges:

1) AZ DUI Defense: Consult a DUI Attorney who defends charges in the city and state where you were arrested to discuss your charges, and defense options. Retain an Arizona DUI or criminal defense attorney who defends DUI charges often in that court. The criminal justice system is a maze of laws, procedures, protocols and time lines. Attempting to fight your DUI without a good Arizona DUI defense attorney is almost always a fast track to a conviction or guilty verdict.

One Defense Mesa, AZ DUI Attorney can use to get Your Mesa DUI Charges Dismissed
Illegal DUI Stop

If you were face Mesa DUI charges you should contact a Mesa DUI Attorney or AZ DUI Lawyer who defends Mesa DUI charges in the Mesa Courts frequently. The Criminal Defense or DUI Attorney defending charges in Mesa, AZ will ask you some important questions. If you have consulted an experienced Arizona or Mesa Arizona DUI lawyer one of their first questions will be “Why did the Mesa police claim they pulled you over?” Although that may sound like an insignificant question, the answer is imperative to your defense. In fact, it could just lead to a possible complete dismissal of your Mesa DUI charges.

The United States Supreme Court has held that the police or law enforcement entity must have a “reasonable suspicion” that a crime or traffic offense has been committed or is in progress of being committed in order to stop a vehicle. (This does not apply to DUI Sobriety Checkpoint Stops. Those DUI stops are determined in advance by means of a mathematical formula decided by City or County Officials or the Police Department Management for that particular Task Force or DUI Check Point location).

“If your Mesa DUI stop was found to be unlawful, there is strong possibility it could lead to dismissal of your Mesa DUI charges.”

If the officer did not have a valid “reasonable suspicion” as described above, then the remedy in negotiations with the prosecution may call for a dismissal of the DUI charges. An officer cannot legally stop a driver unless they can substantiate a specific and just cause to believe there has been a traffic infraction or other violation of law. For example weaving within one’s own traffic lane for a short distance or making a wide turn, is not generally unlawful and should not justification for a Police Officer to stop you for suspicion of Drunk Driving in or Drug DUI in Mesa. These types of driving actions are commonly seen in unimpaired drivers.

If the Mesa DUI stop by the police was illegal then your Mesa DUI Attorney will go through the proper channels, argue the defense, and file the appropriate motions to have your DUI charges dismissed. The police work closely with the Mesa prosecutors to justify that their actions of stopping the vehicle and that
“reasonable suspicion” existed for the stop. If the Prosecution and your Mesa DUI Lawyer are unable to reach an agreement, finally, it will be up to the judge to decide if the stop was truly meritless. In some cases charges can be reduced or evidence suppressed. But at the evidentiary hearing, when your Attorney discusses the weaknesses in the prosecutions cases, they are much more likely to negotiate in your favor for the best possible outcome. If your Mesa DUI stop was found to be unlawful, there is strong possibility it could lead to dismissal of your Mesa DUI charges.

To learn more about the many DUI Defenses that can be used to get your case dismissed, charges reduced, or evidence suppressed visit Here you can download free “Arizona Winning DUI Defense Strategies” © books written by winning defense Attorney James Novak, which includes “101 AZ DUI Defenses” ©.

If you have been charged with any Mesa AZ DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI wit child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI, Drug, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, any Arizona DUI, Drug DUI, or any other criminal charge including theft, assaults, aggravated assault, domestic violence, drugs crimes, probation violations, robbery, computer crimes, ID theft crimes, or any other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Arizona criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney James Novak (Former Prosecutor). The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Gilbert, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas valley-wide within Maricopa County Arizona.

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