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Can You Prevail in County Court? An Experienced Attorney Knows Who Their Audience Is.

Interviewer: Do you find that you have to tailor your arguments depending on who you’re in front of? Or you’re not allowed to do that? Will it work?

Brian Sloan: You always have to know your audience. Whether it’s a judge, whether it’s a jury, you need to know who you’re talking to. You need to change it up all the time. Whoever your jury makeup is, you really need to talk to that person. It can’t be a cookie cutter argument to every jury that you’re in front of. It can’t be the same cookie cutter arguments in front of every judge.

You really need to have a little bit background knowledge of the judge that you’re in front of, and tailor your argument based on what you observe the judge approving of.

Always Room for Improvement: An Experienced Attorney Also Realizes That the Learning Process Never Ends

Interviewer: Do you feel like you have enough experience in the courts after nine years? That you know all the judges? That you know how they work? Or are you still learning?

Brian Sloan: Learning never ends. I can’t say that I am an absolute master and there’s nothing else I can learn. Any attorney that says that is really not a good attorney. There’s so much to know. There’s so much to learn. The law is always evolving. Judges are always evolving as well.

The Law Is a Continuously Evolving Field

I can’t say that I’ve been in front of every judge in the entire county. I’ve been in front of the judge one day and made an argument and the judge agrees with me. I literally been in front of that same judge the following day with the exact same arguments, and they don’t agree with me.

It’s really amazing how quickly things can change, but you need to be able to adapt. Knowing the judges, knowing who you’re in front of, what type of arguments they’re receptive to is helpful. It helps with clients to evolve and learn every day that you’re in court.

How Beneficial Is an Attorney’s Reputation? How Does Your Attorney Act in Front of the Prosecutors and Judges?

Interviewer: Do you explain this part of the process to your clients?

Brian Sloan: Yes. I believe you need to know a little bit about the judges. The reputation that I try to have in front of all the judges, I think, benefits my clients. I try to cultivate a reputation in front of the judges and in front of the prosecutors as someone that really believes in the arguments that I make.

A Good Reputation Earns the Attorney Credibility in the Courtroom

I don’t file motions for the sake of filing motions. I don’t try to put on a show for my clients just so they think I’m doing a good job. It doesn’t help my clients; it just puts on a show for my clients. There are plenty of attorneys out there that do their jobs by putting on a show.

If I can go in front of a judge and the judge knows that I wrote a motion just for this client, and it is not a motion that I filed for the 20 clients that I had before, it helps in getting the judge to understand my argument. It helps my credibility in front of that judge when I’m arguing in front of the judge.

Does a Good Reputation Help an Attorney Earn Respect from the Court Personnel?

Interviewer: The judge and the prosecutors know that you’re serious. You don’t do anything just frivolously so they will tend to respect what you do?

Brian Sloan: That’s what I try to do. When I try to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutor, I tell them what I truly believe is appropriate. They can have their own opinion. If they agree with me, fantastic, if they don’t agree with me, then I might have to take the case to trial and prove to them my side.

Does the Ability to Successfully Take a Case to Trial and Win Earn the Attorney Respect as Well?

Hopefully, I can show the prosecutor that if you’re going up against me in trial, that there’s a good chance you’re losing. The best way to get respect sometimes from a prosecutor is to fight them and to show them that you know what you’re doing. So the next time, when I ask for a reasonable plea bargain, give it to me.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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