Gilbert Criminal Attorney Answers Your Questions!
At the Law Office of Jonathan L. Warshaw, I understand that you may have questions regarding your DUI case, and I stand ready to help you understand the charges you may be facing. Below, you will find some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Gilbert DUI charges. If you find that you still have concerns, do not hesitate to contact an attorney from my office and schedule a free case evaluation with my team right away.
What penalties could I be facing if I am arrested?
According to Arizona state laws, you could be facing a significant amount of penalties should you be convicted of a DUI. The specifics of your case will vary, but you may be up against jail or prison time, fines, loss of driving privileges, mandatory classes for alcohol abuse, probation and community service. Additionally, you may receive an impounded vehicle and fines or fees.
Can I refuse a breath test?
Yes, but it is important to remember that Arizona is an implied consent state, which means you agreed to comply to breathalyzer tests when you received your driver's license. If you refuse, you will have an automatic suspension of your license; however, an attorney could help fight your charges and reinstate your license.
Can I refuse a field sobriety test?
Yes, and you should. These tests are not accurate and subjective to the officer that is performing them. There are little regulations in terms of training these officers and there could be significant repercussions as a result of a failed test. Instead, I recommend requesting a breath or blood test and contacting an attorney right away.
What are my rights during an arrest?
During any arrest, you have rights that must be read to you and you should always comply to your rights. You have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney and if you are tried, you have a right to a trial by a jury. I recommend you speak with an attorney prior to answering any questions from an officer.
What should I say to a police officer during an arrest?
You do not need admit that you have been drinking to an officer and you never should. You should always be polite and courteous to an officer, but know your rights and reserve the right to speak to an attorney prior to answering any questions from an officer. Tell the officer you wish to obtain legal counsel and contact my firm right away.
Will I lose my driver's license?
If you consent to a breath or blood test and fail, you will have automatic suspension of your license. At the same time, if you refuse a breath or blood test, you will have automatic suspension of your license. The best way to protect your driving privileges is to contact an attorney immediately following an arrest.
Do I need an attorney?
You should never take on the Arizona legal system alone. You need to contact an attorney right away. My office always offers free case evaluations to all potential clients.
Contact my Gilbert criminal defense attorney firm today at 480-390-2537. I can help defend your rights tenaciously.