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Can A DUI Defense Attorney Guarantee A Victory In A Particular Case?

That would be the type of attorney that I would run away from. The Arizona State Bar says ethically an attorney cannot guarantee a result. So if there is an attorney that is guaranteeing a result, you would then be presented with a contract that would state clearly that no results will be guaranteed. Basically the attorney is flat out lying to the person hoping they will sign a contract and later on when that guarantee fails, the person starts complaining that there was a guarantee. The attorney then would show a copy of the contract signed by the client indicating that there are no guarantees. So yes it is possible that an attorney might say that. I never say that because I can’t guarantee anything and ethically we can’t say that we can guarantee anything. An attorney that says so is one that is basically trying to trick someone into signing a contract right away and put pressure on the person in order to do so.

Is It Advisable to Hire An Attorney If I’ve Already Gone Through the DUI Process Before?

When we are talking about a second time DUI, which can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, there are certain minimum requirements under Arizona a Law. In nearly every case, a DUI is going to have a sentencing range and it is not simply a matter of I am charged with a second time regular DUI as a class 1 misdemeanor. I know what I am a going to get but the person doesn’t know what they are going to get. Attorneys know the different provisions in the law, how to maybe set it up so that there is less jail time or home detention time or a big chunk of time is deleted. A private attorney would be able to see if there are any good legal or factual issues in the case to be able to negotiate a second time offense down to a first time offense, or maybe a second time super extreme DUI offense down to a second time regular DUI offense.

It is possible that the attorney can see such severely factual issues in the case that the entire case gets dismissed. We recently had a client who was charged with a felony. An aggravated DUI and the prosecutor was wrong in the way that they charged it that the person should have never been charged with a felony. Had that person gone in there and said well I am charged with a felony, might as well just take responsibility, I want to save money and not hire an attorney, that person would have a class 4 aggravated DUI on the record forever and spend more than $4,500 in fines and fees as well as having their license revoked for a year with a 2 year ignition interlock device. Had they not hired my associate from the Arizona DUI team, they would have dealt with something that would have been life changing. But because they contacted my associate from the Arizona DUI team, they were able to show the prosecutor the error of their ways and get the charge dropped down from a felony to a class one misdemeanor.

If I Have Friends That Have Gone Through this Before and They Were Successful, so If I Do the Same Things, Will I Get the Same Result?

Every case is different, it is not about the person it is about the facts of the case and the law, and that is where experience comes into play. Hiring an attorney that knows what they are doing, that focuses on DUI, that has followed the way these cases and the latest case law on the subject. Not everyone is going to be treated the same, not everyone is going to get the same plea agreement and not everyone’s case is going to be handled the same way. There are only a certain number of outcomes because Arizona does require minimum sentences. The laws that have to do with the facts of the person’s police report, what their blood alcohol content was. A big factor is what court the person is in and what prosecutor is on the case so there are a lot of different factors but there is only certain amount of outcomes because of the way the Arizona law is written.

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“I am one of only a handful of Phoenix DUI Lawyers that focuses solely on DUI Defense representation.”

I have spent my entire career SOLELY focused on Arizona DUI Defense Representation, having personally defended more than 4,400 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) clients in the past 19+ years.

If you’re looking for a Divorce Attorney, Tax Attorney, Civil Attorney, etc., I can comfortably say, "I’m not the one for you." I ONLY defend DUI cases in most of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Coming up with traditional, as well as outside-the-box motions and defenses for my clients, often with good results, is the hallmark of my practice.

Lawyers that say they are "aggressive" or "will fight for you" are a dime a dozen. They use these phrases because it is a proven advertising phrase. Being "aggressive" isn’t the same as being good, and is often used to put on a show to hide the fact that they aren’t doing anything meaningful for the client.

The same is true for the Lawyers claiming to do DUI Defense, and Criminal Cases, and Accident Cases, and Divorces, etc. A Jack-of-all-Trades is a master of none! By handling all sorts of cases, they take away from their ability to truly focus on DUIs, and keep up-to-date on the latest changes in DUI Defense Representation.

What I offer is intelligent, quality DUI Defense at an exceptional price. Unlike many other law firms, if you hire The Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan, you actually get me representing you, doing all the work, and working the case. You aren’t hiring one guy with all the experience, but getting the underling with very little knowledge or experience.

I work seven days a week on my client’s cases, and spend hours laying all my thoughts out for my clients in writing, so they can understand their options, and my recommendations. No other DUI Lawyer in the state does this. I try to do what I can to go above-and-beyond for my clients. I hate when the businesses I deal with nickel-and-dime me with hidden costs, and I take pride in not doing that to my clients.

I have not only taught other lawyers how to do DUI Defense Representation at statewide seminars, but I have produced DUI Legal Guides used by defense lawyers across Arizona.

I am one of Arizona's most award-winning DUI Defense Lawyers, as well as being recognized nationally. I was the only DUI Defense Lawyer in the United States named a "Power Lawyer" in a 2022 issue of USA Today

There are no other private Lawyers in Arizona that have personally defended more DUI cases than I have. And as a bonus, I offer a very reasonable flat rate for my legal services, with a payment plan, and without any hidden charges. This guarantees that I offer some of the most competitive rates among all Arizona DUI Attorneys, while being a well-documented and preeminent leader in the field of DUI Defense Representation.

Over the years, countless people have come to me after discovering that their first lawyer made a mistake, gave them false hope or false promises, or simply took their money and didn't do much to advance their case. And you would be surprised at how often this happens.

So, instead of wasting time and money on the wrong DUI Defense Attorney, do yourself a favor and get the proven and well-recognized best DUI Lawyer in Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Maricopa County.

You can reach me on my personal cell phone at 480-720-7839 for a Free ‘In Depth’ Consultation.

I personally defend DUI cases in urban Maricopa County City, Town, and Justice Courts, including:

Ahwatukee / Agua Fria / Arcadia Biltmore / Avondale / Buckeye / Chandler / Country Meadows / Desert Ridge / Dreamy Draw / Downtown / East Mesa / El Centro / Encanto / Gilbert / Glendale / Goodyear / Guadalupe / Highland / Kyrene / Litchfield Park / Maryvale / McDowell Mountain / Mesa / Moon Valley / North Mesa / Peoria / Phoenix / Queen Creek / San Marcos / San Tan / South Mountain / Scottsdale / Tempe / University Lakes / West McDowell / West Mesa / White Tank

For any other Courts in the State of Arizona, including Felony cases, I would recommend my associates on The Arizona DUI Team, whom I work closely with, but I am not the one personally representing the client.

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