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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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Why DUI Attorney Brian Douglas Sloan?


19+ Years SOLELY Focused on DUI Defense


4,200+ DUIs Successfully Defended

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  • Only DUI "Power Lawyer" in the Nation Featured in USA Today, 2022

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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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