Facing a charge of drinking and driving can be an utterly overwhelming experience. In addition to worries of how the outcome will affect your future, you may be baffled by legal jargon and unsure of the correct steps needed to ensure your rights are not compromised.
At The Weingart Firm, our team specializes in DUI defense and offers aggressive representation. We can provide a distinct advantage in successfully challenging evidence backing a DUI charge. Our unrivaled knowledge of every aspect of DUI law, including placement of an ignition interlock device (IID), ensures that our Scottsdale clients receive a fair trial resulting in minimized penalties or the dismissal of charges altogether. To learn more about our services during a free consultation, contact Mark Weingart today.
During the 2007 DUI reform act, one major area of focus was the IID. The IID was originally implemented to curb repeat DUI by requiring an alcohol-free breath sample before starting a vehicle’s engine, and by periodically testing the driver’s breath while driving. Prior to the reforms, only those convicted of extreme or aggravated DUI were required to have the device installed. Now, mandatory IIDs are required for all offenders. The Department of Motor Vehicles sends notice to convicted individuals that they must have an IID installed within 30 days.
Since the widespread implementation of IIDs, an additional 40,000 offenders have flooded the system each year. This has led to staggering logistical complications for our clients, the interlock companies, and the DMV. Our team members are highly knowledgeable in IID implementation, and during a consultation, you can learn more about what this decision means for you and how it will affect your everyday life.
Most recently, a 2012 DUI reform act further altered the way this device is used. If you receive a conviction of a non-extreme DUI, it is possible to have the IID “abated” after six months. Further, if the motor vehicle department revokes your license – either for refusing a breath or blood alcohol test, or because of a previous DUI conviction within seven years – using an IID can allow you to legally drive for most of the revocation period. We will use our experteise in DUI defense to reduce the amount of time our clients are required to have an IID placed in their car, and to challenge penalties like fines and probation time.
Nationally recognized as a legal expert on DUI, Mark Weingart exercises unparalleled knowledge and experience in this area of litigation. Whether you face heightened penalties because of repeat offenses, or if you have been charged with underage drinking and driving, we can help. Our firm has experience defending clients in thousands of DUI cases, and our unique knowledge offers our clients top-of-the-line representation.
If you have been charged with DUI, the first steps towards protecting your livelihood, your rights, and your future is to reach out to a law firm you can trust. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.