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If you’ve recently been arrested and charged with a DUI, you’re probably experiencing heavy amounts of fear and anxiety over what your future looks like. It is easy to let your mind wander into the worst case scenario for your or for your family. However, hiring an experienced Oro Valley DUI lawyer could increase your odds at a favorable outcome. At Alatorre Law, lead attorney Javier Alatorre handles each case personally, and aggressively prepares to defend you against the state. Call today to schedule a free and confidential consultation where you can become better prepared to face this challenge.

Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI: What’s The Difference?

In Arizona, most DUI charges are classified as misdemeanors. In certain cases, however, a DUI can be upgraded to a felony charge, or aggravated DUI. In general, a misdemeanor is considered a less serious crime than a felony, but both are still punishable by fines, court-ordered community service, mandatory certified engine interlock device on your vehicle, attendance of alcohol treatment/screening/education courses, license suspension, and jail time. It is also not uncommon for multiple counts of aggravated DUI to be charged to a single arrest.

In Arizona, a DUI is classified as a misdemeanor if:

  • It is your first or second offense  and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above 0.08% while operating a personal vehicle, or above 0.04% while operating a commercial vehicle
  • It is your first or second offense and your BAC is above 0.15% while operating a motor vehicle
  • You were under the influence of alcohol or drugs while operating a vehicle and you are impaired to the slightest degree

In some cases, a DUI in Arizona may be classified as felony aggravated DUI if:

  • You committed a DUI when your license was suspended (class 4)
  • You received more than 3 DUIs during a 7-year period (class 4)
  • You committed a DUI with a passenger in the vehicle who was under the age of 15 (class 6)
  • You committed a DUI when your driving privileges were restricted by an ignition interlock device (class 4)
  • You drove the wrong way on a highway while driving under the influence (class 4)

It is important to remember that you have rights, including the right to refuse field sobriety testing. However, due to Arizona’s Implied Consent law, any driver who refuses chemical testing (such as blood, breath, urine, etc.) will have their license suspended 15 days after the arrest, and will remain suspended for one year. Our experienced Oro Valley DUI lawyer can handle your case, even if you refused testing, and work intensively to fight this suspension.

How Can An Oro Valley DUI Lawyer Defend You?

No matter if the DUI charge was classified as a misdemeanor or felony, these are still serious charges which may carry heavy consequences. However, anyone accused of a crime is still innocent until proven guilty, and a solid defense could lead to dropped or reduced charges. Our skilled attorney can first determine if any of your constitutional rights were violated at any time, as this may lead to charges being dropped. Another area in which the experience of legal representation matters is the examination of the results of the field sobriety test or chemical blood, breath, or urine tests. It is not uncommon for some test data to yield “false high” results due to factors which vary with each individual person’s body. As an attorney with a successful track record of defending DUI cases, Javier Alatorre knows where to look for the weak spots in the prosecution’s evidence against you.

Call Alatorre Law TODAY For A Free Consultation!

DUI cases are time sensitive! Our Oro Valley DUI Lawyer, Javier Alatorre, is ready to fight for your rights and your freedom. With over 18 years of experience and a history of successful cases, he has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. He is licensed in both the United States and Mexico, and provides 24/7 access to consult with him over your case and provide clarity to any confusion. Don’t wait, learn your options today!

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I was accused/cited for DUI so I hired Javier Alatorre to defend me (I was under the legal BAC limit). When I first spoke to Javier, he treated me like a person and never made me like a criminal so I felt very comfortable with him. He was always available to discuss this case even though it dragged on for over 3 years (COVID). The end result was that he got my cased dismissed. I couldn't ask for anything better. I highly recommend Javier.

Paul S.

Alatorre Law, P.C. It is the best option you have as a lawyer, Mr. Javier Alatorre is super professional and he attends you as a family. Alatorre Law is a company that fights for you and your rights. Very grateful and blessed for having chosen Mr. Javier as my lawyer, thank you very much.

Roy L.

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15:48 19 Nov 22
Attorney Javier Alatorre is very attentive, personable, and responds timely to inquiries. His confidence and knowledge of the judicial process is commendable and very reassuring. His understanding of a client's concerns and worries is notable and very much appreciated. My case is ongoing, but thus far, attorney Alatorre has proven to be very responsible, available, and invested in serving his clients.
paul zwierskipaul zwierski
05:25 20 Sep 22
Even though my case was in Bull Head City. I am more than glad I got with Javier. Im the type of person that don’t trust anyone. Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see. Thats my motto. After a week of talking to every lawyer through out AZ I liked Javier the best. And was extremely glad I trusted my instincts. I love to gamble but not with my life. Trust me. Just call him
03:47 15 Sep 22
Javier was amazing to talk with and do business with. He helped me with a very sticky situation and was very kind and considerate during the entire proccess.I only conversated with him for little under an hour but I can tell that he is very professional and cares a lot about what he does.I would recommend him to anyone and everyone if theyre dealing with legal issues.Great guy overall.
Andrew SchlickerAndrew Schlicker
01:37 08 Sep 22
Javier helped me out not once, but twice in an exceptional manner. Javier was always on time and one step ahead of the process. He was also extremely courteous to the courtroom employees and could navigate around situations at ease. Not to mention he had pin point precision in examining details in both cases. Both outcomes in the two cases I had him for were more than advantageous. I highly recommend Javier for your next case!
Carlos TapiaCarlos Tapia
01:16 14 Jul 22
I highly recommend Javier Alatorre. He is very professional and exceeded all my expectations. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he takes the time and has the ability to explain all aspects of the case in simple terms.Javier draws on his own extensive experience as well as on his wide professional network to provide the best counsel across different specialties. In my case the immigration implications were important and he helped me understand the possible outcomes and decide on the best course to achieve the desired result.If you want results, you want Javier Alatorre on your team.

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