Misdemeanor DUI Charges in Phoenix

In Arizona, even your first DUI offense uder ARS 28-1381 can lead to jail time, license suspension, a required interlock ignition device in your car, and a costly fine.

Arja Shah has a proven track record of successfully defending DUI cases and fully understands all DUI laws in Arizona. Arja will investigate all charges and devise a strong defense that can help you get reduced or dismissed DUI charges.

By contacting Phoenix DUI attorney Arja Shah immediately, you can ensure that your rights, your record, and your future are protected.

There are many important decisions to make when facing a DUI charge, and none more vital to your defense than hiring a DUI Defense Law Firm that provides incredible value, experience, and knowledge of the proper way to handle a DUI charge. Arizona statutes take DUI charges very seriously and have some of the harshest penalties for first-time offenders in the nation. As such, these charges can be some of the most difficult to defend against.

Attorney Arja Shah’s drunk driving defense experience means that your case will be thoroughly investigated, and a strong defense devised.

Some of the aspects of your case Arja will challenge include:

  • DUI Stops: Did the officer have a suspicion to stop your car? Were there signs you were impaired?
  • Field testing: Were the sobriety tests conducted by law according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?
  • Blood/breath testing: Were there any malfunctions associated with the testing?

* If your DUI Charge was considered an Extreme DUI under ARS 28-1382 – Click Here.
** If your DUI Charge was considered a Super Extreme DUI under ARS 28-1382 (A)(2) – Click Here.
*** If your DUI Charge was considered a Felony DUI or Aggravated DUI under ARS 28-1383 – Click Here.
**** If you were arrested for suspicion of DUI Prescription Drugs or DWI – Click Here.


Possible Consequences of a DUI in Arizona:

Even a first-time DUI is nothing to take lightly, which is why is it important to hire an experienced Phoenix DUI lawyer. The penalties can put a real hardship on your personal and professional life.

  • Mandatory Jail Time: Sentencing can range from one day to six months in jail. The minimum sentence is 10 days in jail, of which nine may be suspended with successful completion of alcohol classes.
  • Financial Penalties: A minimum of $1,250 fine for a Regular first-time DUI (non-extreme), over $3,000 for a Second Regular DUI (non-extreme), a minimum of $2,500 for a first-time Extreme DUI, and over $3,250 for a Second Extreme DUI – expect to pay more.
  • License Suspension: Conviction will include a minimum 90-day license suspension with a maximum of one year.
  • Other consequences include: Possible probation of up to five years, mandatory alcohol/drug screening and classes, possible community service, jail incarceration fines, possible monthly probation fees, possible SR22 insurance, and one-year mandatory Ignition Interlock.

If you’re facing DUI charges in or around Phoenix Arizona, schedule a professional legal consultation with Phoenix DUI Attorney Arja Shah today.

Give us a call at (602) 560-7408 and be assured of the best defense possible. Arja represents clients in all of Arizona, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache Junction.


An Experienced DUI Defense Law Firm

Shah Law PLLC solely practices criminal and DUI law. Having worked as a DUI defense lawyer for one of the largest law firms in Phoenix, Arja has defended hundreds of Arizona drivers facing serious criminal charges and successfully represented over 1,000 individuals charged with some form of driving under the influence. Mounting a victorious DUI defense involves thoroughly understanding Arizona’s complicated DUI laws and knowing the science involved.

Many lawyers are ill-prepared for DUI defense litigation. Arja is not one of them. In fact, a large contingent of Shah Law’s clients has paid thousands of dollars to other law firms for inadequate representation before turning to the DUI defense law firm of Arja Shah. While Shah Law cannot guarantee a specific outcome, the firm does guarantee a reasonable fee and an aggressive defense built from years of experience. When you hire our Phoenix DUI attorney, you can benefit from:

Accessibility: You deserve to know that your attorney will be there for you when you need her. Arja Shah provides the personalized service that clients depend on when they are fighting DUI charges. You will always speak directly with Arja. No associate or paralegal will be making decisions on your case.

Flexible Rates and Payment Plans: Arja prides herself on providing exceptional service at a great price. Need to work out a payment plan? The Shah Law Firm can help.

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Thomas - Super Extreme DUI
Argued Police Stop Protocols and Reduced to a Fine

“Arja represented me for a DUI case in Scottsdale. I met with her immediately after being charged and she very quickly was able to speak to the prosecutor and get my charges reduced after my initial hearings. She was attentive and easy to talk to. She gets results.”

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Jason - Scottsdale DUI
Felony Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

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Maggie - Mesa Super Extreme DUI
Super Extreme DUI Reduced to First Time Regular DUI

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Attempted Murder Charges DISMISSED

“During my recent DUI case and time spent working with Arja Shah, I can say I had an absolute positive Experience. She was there to represent me and handle my questions and concerns with ease. Thank you.”

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Michael - Phoenix DUI Arrest
Felony DUI Charge Reduced to a Fine

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“First, Arja is a superb and energetic attorney who is always willing to listen and help out in client cases. Second, she works hard for your case to minimize or eliminate penalties for the charges you are facing. She has a good analytical mind and presents your case successfully. Third, she is approachable even outside work hours if the situation calls for it. Always punctual for meetings. Lastly, she is an affordable attorney in comparison to some big-name law firms where personalized and flexible service is almost impossible. The above review is based on my experience derived from her working on my case.”

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T. McCarty- Extreme DUI Charge Possible 30 Days Jail
Reduced to Reckless Driving and a Fine

“Attorney Arja Shah took the time to compile letters from family members and show the Prosecutor that they lacked evidence to move forward with my case. Arja did what she said she would do and was there to help me. Outstanding Attorney.”

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