Understanding the Consequences of a 2nd DUI (Repeat Offender) in Arizona
As a founding member of the National College of DUI Defense, Phoenix DUI defense attorney Mark Weingart has the experience and thorough knowledge of Arizona drunk driving laws necessary to identify and execute the right solutions to your legal problems. A successful defense to repeat offender DUI charges depends on two factors:
- First, the ability to mount a successful defense to the current charge. For example, a defense may include the suppression of the evidence against you or through forensic testimony about the blood alcohol test results; and
- Second, a close examination of the validity of the alleged prior conviction.
Many of the prior convictions alleged by a prosecutor introduced to prove a defendant’s previous DUI record were obtained in other states, were based on guilty pleas by unrepresented defendants, or featured substantial procedural or technical flaws that an Arizona court may not accept as reliable proof under today’s standards. Our DUI attorneys know how to identify and to present the weaknesses in the evidence of alleged prior convictions that can maximize your chances of a favorable result.