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A motor vehicle in the hands of an impaired driver can become a large and dangerous projectile capable of causing damage to property and extreme harm to others. The Tempe police take driving under the influence incredibly seriously, so if you’ve recently been charged with DUI, you need an aggressive attorney on your side. Conviction could mean facing a number of penalties such as a suspended or revoked license, expensive fines, or even jail time. At times, it may seem like you don’t have a chance at fighting the charges, but any case can be investigated and explored for weaknesses. Alatorre Law is a firm that is dedicated to building the strongest defense and tirelessly defending clients’ legal rights. Call our Tempe DUI lawyer today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about our strategic approach to fighting charges.

Differences Between DUI Charges

Most DUI charges in Arizona are classified as misdemeanors, but there are some cases in which charges may be upgraded to a felony or aggravated DUI charge. You are likely facing a misdemeanor charge if you were driving impaired to the slightest degree while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) between 0.08% and 0.149% at the time of arrest

Charges may be enhanced to a felony, or aggravated DUI, if:

  • You committed a DUI while your license is suspended
  • You received 3 or more DUIs in a 7-year period
  • You committed a DUI with a passenger in the car who is under 15 years old
  • You committed a DUI when you have an engine interlock restriction
  • You drove the wrong way on a highway while committing a DUI

It is not uncommon for multiple counts of felony DUI to be charged in a single arrest. An experienced attorney who is well-practiced with Arizona DUI laws will give you the best chance at beating these charges. 

Consequences Of A DUI In Arizona

While the penalties of a DUI conviction will ultimately depend on the type you are charged with, 1st-time DUI consequences include the suspension of your license for 90 days, installation of an ignition interlock device for one year, drug and alcohol screening/treatment/education, and traffic survival school. Penalties may also depend on your BAC. For example:

  • For a BAC higher than 0.08%  you face 10 days in jail and more than $1,000 in fines
  • For a BAC between 0.15% and 0.199% you face up to 30 days in jail and over $2,000 in fines
  • For a BAC higher than 0.20% you face 45 days in jail and over $2,000 in fines

In the event you are charged with aggravated DUI charges, you may be facing:

  • Minimum 4 months in prison, maximum 3.75 years
  • Mandatory substance abuse screening and education classes
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device installed for 2 years at your expense
  • A felony conviction on your permanent record
  • Loss of rights to vote and own firearms
  • And more!

Responsibilities Of Your DUI Attorney

Our seasoned Tempe DUI lawyer will review the evidence of your case and the details surrounding your arrest in an effort to find any discrepancies. First, he will determine if the arresting officer was justified in pulling you over in the initial traffic stop. If any of your Constitutional rights were violated during your arrest or while you were being held by law enforcement, charges may be dropped automatically! It is also not uncommon for false data to be produced in chemical blood, breath, or urine tests. You can trust in his meticulous attention to detail as he conducts an investigation into your case. 

Call Our Aggressive Tempe DUI Lawyer To Fight Charges And Penalties!

For nearly two decades, our lead attorney Javier Alatorre has built his reputation as an attorney with high standards of professionalism and a track record of success. He is committed to providing personalized service for each and every client, and can assure you that he will be handling your case directly – and never handed off to a paralegal. Call to schedule your free consultation and get honest feedback regarding your case 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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