DUI & Criminal Traffic

Tucson DUI & Criminal Traffic Lawyer

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A conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) puts you at risk for possible jail time, expensive fines, and driver’s license suspension. Even if you avoid jail time, losing your driver’s license makes getting to work very difficult. If you've been arrested for DUI in Arizona, contact a Tucson criminal defense lawyer right away to ensure that your rights are protected. The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, provides legal representation to clients like yourself, whether it's your first, second, or third DUI.

To discuss your case with Attorney Carlos A. Medina, please contact our office at (520) 251-9561.

DUI Law in Arizona

Arizona law classifies DUI offenses into three categories: Standard, when there is a BAC higher than 0.08%, 0.04% or more when operating a commercial vehicle, or any percent for those under the age of 21; extreme when there is a BAC of 0.15% or more; or aggravated, when a driver's license was previously suspended, there is a third offense in 84 months, or there is a passenger in the vehicle under 15 years of age.

The penalties for DUI convictions vary based on thes above classifications, and can include:

  • First offense for a standard DUI: 10 days of jail time, fines, required drug treatment or education course, installation of an ignition interlock device, and community service requirements.
  • Second offense for a standard DUI: Up to 90 days in jail, higher fines, license revocation to up to a year, required counseling or treatment program, ignition interlock device installation, and community service.

The penalties greatly increase from there, and a conviction for an aggravated DUI can result in prison and license revocation for up to a year, in addition to community service, treatment programs, and other penalties. It is important to remember that DUI convictions come with both penalties from the criminal court and the MVD and can greatly affect your freedom as well as your ability to live your everyday life.

Possible DUI Defenses

Plea bargaining is severely limited for DUI cases in Arizona. However, there are possible defense strategies for people charged with driving under the influence. Our Tucson criminal defense Attorney Carlos A. Medina will evaluate your case and work with you to determine the best strategy for your defense. We offer a free initial consultation to give you the opportunity to thoroughly discuss your case with our attorney.

Reach out to The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, PLLC at (520) 251-9561. We stand ready to provide you with effective defense solutions geared towards the most favorable outcome possible. Se habla español.

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What Sets The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC Apart?
  • Available 24/7

    Our clients have easy access to Attorney Carlos Medina, especially when they need him.

  • Se Habla Español

    Our firm is bilingual-friendly. We welcome cases from Spanish-speaking clients.

  • Reasonable Fees

    All clients have different financial circumstances, and we are accommodating of that.

  • In-Person Consultations

    A free and confidential evaluation will be provided before we decide to take your case.