Compassionate Attorney Answers Your Arizona DUI FAQs
Tucson DUI attorney Richard C. Bock understands your DUI predicament and addresses your concerns
A DUI conviction can be difficult to put behind you due to the combination of penalties typically accompanying it, including jail time, fines, probation, community service, counseling and loss of license. The Law Offices of Richard C. Bock are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a DUI or DWI charge in Arizona criminal court, as well as administrative license revocation proceedings.
Is DUI/DWI a felony or misdemeanor offense? Depending on the circumstances, drinking and driving can result in either a felony or misdemeanor charge based on your BAC level and the specific facts of your case.
If I am convicted for DUI, what are the possible penalties? Sentences usually consist of a combination of any of the following: incarceration, probation, fines, restitution, loss or restricted driver’s license, treatment and counseling programs, installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, higher insurance premiums, and adverse impacts on employment and educational opportunities. Hiring Richard Bock as your DUI attorney minimizes the impact of these penalties.
What if I refuse to give a blood, breath or urine sample? Any person operating a motor vehicle in Arizona gives the state implied consent to test their BAC level, and refusing to submit to a test causes the loss of driving privileges for at least one year.
What is a BAC level? The acronym ‘BAC’ stands for blood-alcohol concentration and is used as evidence of how intoxicated a driver was at the time of driving.
Can I get a DUI without a BAC of .08% or above? Yes. If a police officer believes you are impaired to the slightest degree, you can be charged with drinking and driving.
What is an alcohol evaluation? An alcohol evaluation is used to determine your level of need for alcohol treatment and provides you with a list of agencies for counseling.
How long is the process from the time I am charged to the resolution of the case? The answer depends on whether you plead guilty at the arraignment, later agree to a plea bargain or take the case to trial. Sometimes these cases are resolved in months, and other times they can take more than a year for more serious cases.
Will my license be suspended, and if so, how long? Yes, your driver’s license will be suspended for some time depending on your prior drinking and driving history. A first-time offense for a .08% BAC violation results in loss of license for (90) days.
How can an attorney help my DUI case? An attorney can examine the government’s case for constitutional violations, challenge BAC measurements and find procedural errors committed by law enforcement. Richard C. Bock has found much success making these challenges in the past and will fight to do the same for you.
What separates attorney Richard C. Bock from other DUI attorneys? With almost four decades of experience, Richard Bock is a compassionate Tucson criminal defense attorney who has worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney and knows how to develop defense strategies that exploit weaknesses in the government’s case.
Contact attorney Richard C. Bock today for experienced, professional DUI representation
Drinking and driving charges are difficult to deal with and have a major impact on the accused person’s life. Talented DUI attorney Richard C. Bock fights for acquittals, charge reductions and dismissals in Arizona courts. Our office is located in Tucson, and we are available to meet anytime during the week, including evenings and weekends. Our answering service is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any questions regarding DUI or DWI charges, contact us immediately for a free initial consultation. Se habla espanol.