Tucson DUI Lawyer
Dealing with DUI charges can be stressful and downright scary, especially when you've never been in trouble before. Drunk driving is a serious problem in Tucson, but the penalties for DUI often do more harm than the act itself. Arizona DUI laws have become so strict that they can derail a person's entire life. That's why it's important to seek guidance from a good Tucson DUI lawyer.
Even a first-time DUI conviction in Arizona, without any accidents or bad driving, can leave someone with massive fines, a significant jail sentence, and no transportation. If you blood or breath alcohol is high enough, you can be charged with extreme DUI or super-extreme DUI, which both carry much higher mandatory minimum sentences than a regular DUI. A DUI conviction can also have a number of other consequences in addition to whatever the judge orders at your sentencing. Simply being charged with DUI in Arizona can have a devastating effect on your driver’s license. A conviction can cause you insurance rates to sky rocket and can affect employment. That's why it's so important to at least consult a good Tucson DUI lawyer if you've been charged with driving under the influence. You need honest advice from an experience Tucson DUI defense lawyer.
It’s also important to take some time to educate yourself about Arizona DUI law and defenses to DUI charges. We are convinced that many people end up with criminal convictions for DUI in Arizona because they were never fully aware of their options. In our effort to educate Arizonans about our DUI laws, we are offering a free copy of the Arizona DUI Guide for a limited time — just click on the book above and enter your information — we’ll send it to you at no charge. For some quick answers to your DUI-related questions, check out the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.
Do You Even Need A DUI Lawyer?
If you are interested in hiring a DUI lawyer in Tucson to help you fight your DUI charges, or if you’re trying to decide whether you even need to hire a DUI lawyer, you may be confused by what you find on the internet. Although it's important to get help as soon as possible, deciding on a DUI lawyer is not something that should be rushed. Once the legal process over, there is little that can be done to undo a conviction. It's best to do some research first. We have created a free consumer guide (yes, it is completely free with no strings attached!) that cuts through the clutter and provides all the information you need to make this important decision. To download this guide immediately, click on the book below:
Why Trust Leonardo Law Offices As Your Tucson DUI Lawyer?
Leonardo Law Offices is committed to the vigorous defense of people accused of DUI and other vehicular offenses. We believe in providing prospective clients with free information before they make the important decision to hire an attorney. We have successfully handled hundreds of DUI / DWI cases in and around Tucson (Tucson City Court, Pima County Justice Court, Pima County Superior Court, Federal District Court, Marana Municipal Court, Oro Valley Magistrate Court, Sahuarita Municipal Court, Sierra Vista Justice Court, Santa Cruz County Justice Court, Nogales City Court…).
We have helped clients in all walks of life: University of Arizona students, Pima Community College students, military personnel, police officers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, real estate professionals, bankers, truck drivers, athletes, retirees, and many others who had too much at stake to take any chances with their DUI charges. Many of these cases have gone to trial, many have been dismissed based on motions to suppress evidence, and many more have been resolved with a plea agreement to reduced charges, including reckless driving and other less serious traffic offenses. We cannot guarantee any particular outcome -- no honest attorney can --but we can guarantee that we will do everything we can to get the best result possible.
We take a comprehensive approach to DUI defense that is tailored to each client's particular needs. We work with expert witnesses to challenge both breath test and blood test results. In addition to defending our clients against DUI charges in court, we represent them in front of the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles (MVD or DVM) in an effort to protect their driver’s licenses where possible. If a client is convicted, we help them complete the requirements of their sentence and file a motion to set aside their conviction when appropriate.
If nothing else, we encourage you to peruse this website and use it as a resource. We have included a lot of important information that may help you with your case whether you hire us to defend you or not. The more knowledge you have, the better. Combined with preparation, effort, and persistence, this knowledge can lead to victory. The consequences of a DUI conviction, or any criminal conviction for that matter, are severe. You must make your defense a priority.
Our local Tucson DUI lawyers handle these types of cases:
- Misdemeanor DUI
- Felony Aggravated DUI
- Other Vehicular Offenses
DUI Frequently Asked Questions
"Nathan Leonardo represented me throughout my DUI experience including trial. I could not have hired a better attorney! His fees were reasonable and he advised me about the process from beginning to end. Having never had any legal issues in the past, this was a traumatic experience for me. Being a healthcare professional, I was worried about the impact on my license and future career. Mr. Leonardo walked me through all the steps and utilized a case portal so I had access to all documentation and could follow along with progress made during the case. During trial, Mr. Leonardo's aggressive representation was sufficient to prove my innocence! After a year-long ordeal of hearings, the case was dismissed. I cannot thank him enough!!!"