Tempe DUI lawyer Mark N. Weingart is one of the premier DUI defense attorneys in the state of Arizona. Those who have been charged with driving under the influence should understand their legal rights and options, and entrust their defense to a skilled attorney with extensive experience and a history of consistent success. Attorney Weingart has been practicing law for going on four decades, and has the resources, knowledge, and tenacity to present the strongest defense possible on a client’s behalf.
In some, though certainly not all, cases, people who are facing their first DUI charge may qualify for a reduced charge of reckless driving. While still a serious charge, reckless driving is a misdemeanor that carries fewer and less imposing consequences than a DUI charge. Depending on the strength of a client’s individual case and the client’s goals and preferences, Mr. Weingart may explore the possibility of a reduced charge of reckless driving. Mr. Weingart’s clients can rest assured that he will always act in their best interests and advise them of all of their options in determining the best legal strategy in their cases.
Those who are facing Tempe DUI charges are encouraged to contact DUI defense attorney Mark N. Weingart today to arrange a case evaluation.
The penalties of a first-offense DUI conviction and a reckless driving conviction differ substantially. A first-offense DUI conviction entails:
The above penalties are relevant to non-extreme DUI charges (the offender has a blood alcohol content level of between .08 percent and .14 percent). Extreme DUI (BAC between .15 and .20 percent) and “super extreme” DUI (BAC above .20 percent) charges will carry harsher penalties, and charge reduction will almost certainly not be a possibility.
First-offense reckless driving is considered a class-two misdemeanor. The penalties for a first-offense reckless driving conviction include:
Tempe DUI defense lawyer Mark N. Weingart evaluates the circumstances surrounding each case he handles to determine the best possible course of legal action to recommend. In many instances, he is able to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that makes the negotiation of a charge reduction inadvisable. In every case, he always keeps the client’s best interests, both present and future, firmly in mind and acts accordingly.
For further information about legal rights and options for those facing DUI charges, please call, email, or visit Tempe DUI lawyer Mark N. Weingart today.