Mesa DUI Defense Lawyers

Man Arrested after being charged with driving under the influenceThe Experienced Attorneys at Edwards & Petersen, PLC are on your side. We fight for your rights and work to ensure the best possible outcome. It’s our dedication to you and your family that will make the difference throughout your case.

Get a top defense attorney to protect your rights if you are facing a DUI. The attorneys at Edwards & Petersen are knowledgeable and have experience in dealing with different types of driving under the influence charges. Schedule a consultation today to ensure your rights are protected.

Arizona is one of the strictest states in the nation when it comes to DUI penalties. You need an experienced attorney to go to bat for you. A first DUI offense could result in jail time, with a mandatory minimum of 24 hours. Offenders also face severe fines and penalties and the potential loss of driving privileges.

Get the Right Mesa DUI Attorney to Defend You

This is a critical moment in your life. Everything could change in an instant without the proper representation. Remember: A DUI charge does not necessarily mean you are guilty. However, because Arizona DUI laws are so strict, it is imperative that you put your trust in the hands of experienced DUI defense lawyers who can fight the battle with you. The Edwards & Petersen team is:

  • Experienced in dealing with Arizona DUI cases
  • Knowledgeable about Arizona police practices regarding drunk driving arrests
  • Experienced with the drug and alcohol testing procedures used by police in Arizona

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The Edwards & Petersen team can:

  • Work to try and keep you out of jail
  • Help you understand the court process
  • Interact with the Court and Aggressive Prosecutors on your behalf
  • Help you keep or get back your driving privileges

During our initial meeting we take the time to answer all your questions and review the entire situation. We discuss and review the events that led up to the initial contact with law enforcement and events that transpired with law enforcement. After our initial meeting and upon becoming a client of The Law Office of Edwards & Petersen we go to work for you. We continue to build your case by researching all the legal issues involved with your case. Along the way we make sure to keep you informed during the entire process. Once again, we understand that this is a stressful time and not knowing what is occurring with your case is frustrating so we maintain a high level of communication to prevent any unnecessary frustration.

Our legal defense process for DUI/DWI convictions:

First, we create a personal file specifically designed for you and your case. This file contains, among other things, all the information gathered during our initial consultation and a continuing record of the progress of your case; allowing us to serve you at an optimal level.
Second, if needed, we draft several motions that need to be filed quickly on your behalf, including a notice of appearance, notice of our defense, and a motion for discovery.
Third, as we are working on your case, we get in touch with the assigned prosecutor and begin negotiations pertaining to a potential plea offer.
Once we acquire all the necessary information, we sit down together and review the progress made on your case and what the best course of action will for your case. Deciding on how to move forward is often a tough decision, this is why the Law Office of Edwards & Petersen believes in providing you with a flat fee.

DUI Laws

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense that carries a range of stiff penalties (seen on our DUI consequences page). These penalties are meted out, in part, by the state’s Motor Vehicle Division(MVD) and its Department of Transportation (DOT).

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DUI Consequences

In terms of penalties for DUI, Arizona is one of the strictest states in the nation. The severity of the fines and sentences handed out for DUI is proving to be an effective deterrent. In 2001, there were 487 alcohol-related road deaths in the state, making up 46 percent of the total number of road fatalities.

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