A Very Small Percentage of Cases Actually Go To Trial, Most Are Resolved through Plea Bargains

Interviewer: What percentages of your cases go to trial versus being resolved through plea bargains?

Attorney Sloan Advises His Clients on the Benefits of Going to Trial versus Accepting a Plea Bargain

Brian Sloan: Probably only about 5% or so. It’s only up to the client whether they want to go to trial. I give my clients my honest opinion. If I think the case should go to trial, I tell them. If I don’t think it’d be worth it to go to trial; if I don’t think that it would be worth it to pay me to go to trial; or, generally, I think that they’re likely to lose a trial, I tell it like that.

About 5% go to trial. Probably about 95% of those that go to trial, generally speaking, amongst the entire legal community, about 95% of those people are convicted of at least something.

Attorney Sloan Uses Experience and Knowledge to Base His Recommendations about How His Clients’ Cases Will Be Resolved

Interviewer: How often are you right about what’s going to happen in a case? How often are you surprised no matter what happens in case?

Brian Sloan: You come at the cases legally and factually from a certain perspective. Anytime that you make a legal argument that you believe in, and the judge doesn’t believe in it, you are absolutely surprised. There have been times that I have argued a motion, and I absolutely 100% believed in it. The judge doesn’t believe in it. That doesn’t change my beliefs.

Does Your Attorney Should Stand by His or Her Convictions? Attorney Sloan Believes 100% in His Arguments and Will Pursue a Decision up to the Court of Appeals

My belief is that the judge is wrong. Even if it goes up to the Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals believes that my argument was incorrect, I still believe in it. There are some cases to this day that I believe that the Court of Appeals decision was absolutely wrong.

Attorney Sloan Believes in Upholding His Clients Inherent Constitutional Rights

All I can really do is keep fighting the issue, and hope that the court reconsiders it one day. One of my biggest concerns is that little by little, people’s constitutional rights have been chipped away. The person’s Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment Rights and Sixth Amendment Rights, little by little, are disappearing. We got a United States Supreme Court decision a couple of years ago that basically said a person has to speak up and tell the officer that they want to remain silent under the constitutional rights. It’s not enough to just be quiet; you have to tell the officer that you’re being quiet.

It’s absolutely ridiculous. All we can do is fight the good fight, and argue for what you believe in, and hope that the judge see it that way as well.

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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 focused on DUI Defense representation, having defended more than 4,100+ DUI clients in the past 18+ years.

If you’re looking for a divorce attorney, tax attorney, or civil attorney, then I can comfortably say: “I’m not the one for you”.

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 that is what they think people want to hear. The truth of the matter is, being “aggressive” rarely gets the client anywhere in these court systems. Being “aggressive” isn’t the same as being good.

The same is true for the lawyers that claim to do DUI Defense… and Criminal Cases…, and Accident cases…, and Divorces. A Jack-of-all-Trades is a master of none. By handling all different 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.

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

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


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