Getting A DUI Charge Reduced To A Lesser Offense In Arizona

Getting a DUI charge dismissed in Arizona can be tricky. Nobody wants to deal with a DUI, as it carries a number of social ramifications and consequences that can follow the individual for the rest of their lives. A good and qualified DUI defense attorney can have the case dismissed or have it reduced to a lesser offense. In most cases, if the attorney can get all the evidence suppressed, then the prosecutor will have nothing to go forward on, and the case will be dismissed.

A felony DUI can be reduced down to ARS 28-693 reckless driving charge. According to Arizona law, a DUI is not supposed to be dismissed, unless it is factually insufficient. Certain city courts in Arizona will not give a reckless driving in lieu of a DUI in any situation, and Phoenix is one of those courts. These courts will dismiss the case instead of pleading out a reckless driving.

Reducing The DUI Charge

If you are looking to have a DUI charge reduced in Arizona, there are a number of factors to consider. Legal issues and factual issues of the case will be considered along with the Blood Alcohol Content of the offender. In other rare cases, the outcome of the case will depend on the person himself. If the offender is a college student, a police officer, or even a patient, all these factors will be considered as they make for an interesting defense.

Every DUI case is unique. The police report is different in every case, and so are the circumstances which lead to the arrest. An experienced DUI defense attorney knows what to look for in the police report and they know which hidden details to search for. An inexperienced attorney may miss out on those details.

The city of Phoenix, which is the largest city court, will never reduce a DUI charge down to reckless driving. All the other cities are open to it under the right legal and factual scenarios. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the individual’s attorney may approach the prosecutor for a deal if they feel a plea bargain is a better option for their client.

Benefits Of Having A DUI Charge Reduced

Having a DUI or DWI charge on someone’s criminal record makes life difficult in many ways. Oftentimes, a DUI / DWI conviction will make it difficult for the individual to keep their current employment, seek higher studies or travel to certain countries. A DUI charge also leads to higher insurance premiums, carries other fines and fees, and may also lead to the possibility of spending time in jail.

If the DUI charge is reduced to reckless driving or wet reckless charge, the individual faces less serious charges and lighter penalties. Fines are also reduced and there is a less possibility of jail time. Moreover, the driver’s license will also not be suspended or revoked.

If you are facing a DUI charge in Phoenix, Arizona, you must seek help from an experienced DUI defense attorney. A reckless driving conviction looks better on your record instead of a DUI. It also does not carry harsh penalties and the stigma that a DUI would carry. Contact the Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan at 480-900-0384 or 602-900-0384 for a Free Initial Consultation to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

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Why Attorney Brian Douglas Sloan?
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Why Attorney Brian Douglas Sloan?


18+ Years SOLELY Focused on DUI Defense


4,100+ DUIs Successfully Defended

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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 personally 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, and is often used to put on a show for a client to hide the fact that they aren’t doing anything meaningful for the client.

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 Arizona 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.

I am one of the most award-winning DUI Defense Lawyers in Arizona; have been recognized nationally, including in a 2022 issue of USA Today; and there are only a few lawyers in Arizona who have personally defended more DUI cases than I have. I am also one of the most reasonably-priced DUI Lawyers, as I pride myself on charging a Flat Rate only for the legal services you need, and not for the legal services you don’t.

I am also the lawyer who people call once they realize that their original lawyer screwed something up, gave them false hope or false promises, or simply just took their money and didn’t do much on the case. You would be surprised at how often this happens.

Save yourself the trouble of hiring the wrong lawyer, and hire the right DUI Defense Lawyer from the start.

You can reach me on my personal cell phone: 480-720-7839.

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