Arizona DUI-How to get a first time DUI charge reduced to reckless driving.
We recently successfully got one of our Arizona DUI clients charges reduced from a First Offense DUI (.08 or above BAC) reduced to a reckless driving. A reckless driving charge is FAR less expensive and has less of an impact on one’s driving record than a DUI. Your license will not be suspended and you will not be required to install the ignition interlock. Needless to say our client was thrilled.
In Arizona, when a person is charged with a DUI, likely they will be taken to a station and blood will be drawn. A licensed phlebotomist will draw 2 vials of blood and send one to a lab. The other vial is stored in evidence. Once we receive the blood results from the lab, we consult with our DUI clients regarding their Blood Alcohol Content.
If the DUI client’s BAC is low enough to qualify for a reduced charge, we will have an independent lab retest the blood (many times the BAC comes back lower), then we negotiate with the prosecutor to ensure the DUI charge is dropped to a reckless driving. Each DUI court in Arizona has a different standard of qualification, so it is imperative to discuss your results with an experienced and aggressive DUI Defense Lawyer in Arizona.
For a free consultation regarding your BAC results, call the DUI Defense Attorneys of Mostafavi, Marco & Wimmer today at (480) 540-3815 for a free consultation. Or visit us at www.azduiguy.com. Let our 25+ years of experience work for you to get the best results possible.