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DUI on Suspended License

Defense for DUI on Suspended License in Phoenix

Former Prosecutors Fighting Aggravated DUI Charges in Arizona

When someone is pulled over for a serious traffic violation, there is a possibility that they will have their driver’s license suspended. This restricts the individual from driving, but that doesn’t always stop them from doing so. If a person drinks and drives and is pulled over while their license is suspended, this can result in an aggravated DUI charge – a felony. If you are arrested for a DUI on a suspended driver’s license, it is important to retain a Phoenix aggravated DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible.

At MayesTelles PLLC, our team is dedicated to representing our clients against even the most serious DUI charges. We have nearly 200 years of experience and a reputation for providing favorable results for our clients. Our team works with the individual goals and situations of our clients in mind. This crime is serious and the statute in Arizona classifies it as a class 4 felony. It is important to make sure you have someone on your side standing up for your rights.

Common Reasons for a Driver's License Suspension

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) can suspend, revoke, or cancel a person's driver's license for various reasons, including:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI): If a driver is caught operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, their license can be suspended or revoked. This is a serious offense aimed at promoting public safety and reducing accidents related to impaired driving.
  • Traffic Violations: Repeated or severe traffic violations such as speeding, reckless driving, running red lights, or failure to yield can lead to license suspension or revocation. These actions demonstrate a disregard for traffic laws and pose a risk to other road users.
  • Accumulation of Points: In Arizona, each traffic violation carries a certain number of points on a driver's record. If a driver accumulates too many points within a specific period, their license may be suspended because of their driving behavior.
  • Failure to Pay Fines or Traffic Tickets: Failure to pay fines or settle traffic tickets within the specified timeframe can result in license suspension. Drivers need to address these matters promptly to avoid further consequences.
  • Driving Without Insurance: Arizona requires drivers to carry minimum auto insurance coverage. Driving without insurance or failing to provide proof of insurance during a traffic stop can lead to license suspension or revocation.
  • Medical Conditions: If a driver develops a medical condition that affects their ability to operate a vehicle safely, the MVD may suspend or revoke their license until they can demonstrate their fitness to drive.
  • Court Orders or Legal Judgments: License suspension or revocation may also occur due to court orders or legal judgments related to driving offenses or other violations of the law.
  • Failing to Appear in Court: If a driver fails to appear in court as required for a traffic violation or other legal matter related to their driving record, their license may be suspended until they address the issue.
  • Drug Offenses: Certain drug-related offenses, whether they involve driving under the influence or other violations, can result in license suspension or revocation.
  • Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing: In Arizona, drivers must submit to chemical testing if they are suspected of driving under the influence. Refusal to comply with such testing can lead to automatic license suspension.

Penalties for an Aggravated DUI Charge

During the proceedings, there are a number of defenses that we may be able to use on your behalf. We can question the reason for the stop and the validity of the breath and blood tests that may have been used. If the officer failed to follow proper procedure in the stop and arrest, this may be used to get your case dismissed or charges reduced. If you are convicted of a DUI on a suspended driver’s license, however, you may face serious penalties.

In Arizona, the penalties for an aggravated DUI charge such as this include, but are not limited to:

  • Four months in state prison
  • $4,000 fine
  • Revoked driving privileges for a year minimum

We have attorneys on our staff who served as former prosecutors. We understand what the prosecution needs to prove in order to secure a conviction. Our team works together to gather all details and build the strongest case possible. Have a case? We’re here to help!

Call (602) 428-7104 and request your free consultation today.

We've Won Thousands of Cases

  • Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

    Client R.C. was stopped by Mesa Police for a civil traffic violation and later charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI in a justice court. During the course of their representation, MayesTelles attorneys discovered important inconsistencies in the police reports. When we presented these issues to the State, the prosecutor’s office agreed to drop all DUI charges.

  • Fatal Commercial Vehicle Accident

    MayesTelles Client A.F. and her husband tragically lost their unborn child as a result of the negligence of an individual operating a commercial vehicle in Yuma, Arizona. After substantial investigation including accident reconstruction and filing a lawsuit, the insurance company paid out the policy limits of $1,000,000.00.

  • 4 Counts of Aggravated DUI Dismissed

    Client M.W. was charged with 4 counts of Aggravated DUI in the Maricopa County Superior Court in July 2016 for allegedly riding a motorized bicycle under the influence. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded that the State include certain materials in their presentation to the grand jury, resulting in the grand jury refusing to indict and the case being dismissed.

  • Client Charged with DUI

    Client, GS, charged with DUI - sentence was reduced to reckless driving.

  • Client Facing Assault Felony

    M.L. was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault, a class 3 dangerous felony. She plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 undesignated felony, with a stipulation to 3 months of initial jail. She received credit for 32 days and the rest of the jail time was deferred. She was placed on 3 years of supervised probation. She has the opportunity to designate the offense a misdemeanor after successfully completing probation. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Client Charged with DUI

    Our client, A.R, was charged with 1 count of DUI and 1 count of Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision. During extensive pre-trial investigation, it was discovered that the police made many errors in how they handled the case. We were able to get the client's charges reduced to reckless driving. Location: Glendale City Court

  • Client Charged with Four Felony Counts

    Our client, Ms. D., was charged with two counts of forgery - a class 4 Felony as well as theft - a class 2 Felony and also fraudulent schemes and artifices - a class 2 Felony. We were able to get her conviction reduced to a class 6 undesignated felony with the opportunity to reduce further to a misdemeanor. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Client Charged with Trespass & Assault

    Our client, T.C., was charged in Maricopa County Superior Court on July 8, 2015 with 1 count of Criminal Trespass, a class 6 felony, and 1 count Assault, a class 2 Misdemeanor. On September 9, 2015, after an 8-day jury trial, our client was found not guilty on both charges. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Client Charged with Shoplifting

    Our client, Ms. H., was charged with shoplifting - a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get her conviction set aside. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court

  • Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses

    Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct

    Our client, K.F., was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get this client's case dismissed. Location: Tempe Municipal Court

  • Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

    Our client, L.S., was charged on October 20, 2014 in Mesa for an assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get those charges dismissed.

  • Client Facing Multiple Domestic Violence Offenses

    Our client, Ms. C., was facing charges of assault / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), disorderly conduct / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), and criminal damage / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor). We were able to get our client's case dismissed. Location: Mesa Municipal Court

  • Charged with Assault & Failure to Appear

    Our client, L.S., was charged in Phoenix on December 27, 2014 for assault and failure to appear. After completing diversion, our client's case was dismissed.

  • Multiple Felony Theft Offenses

    Our client, Mr. C., was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation (Class 3 Felony) and Trafficking in Stolen Property (Class 3 Felony). Both class 3 felonies have a possible sentencing range of 2 - 8.75 years in prison. We were able to get our client's charge reduced to a Class 1 Misdemeanor with no jail time. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

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