SOURCE: Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab

August 02, 2012 13:40 ET

Arizona DUI Attorney Douglas A. Schwab Discusses Arizona's New DUI Laws

Recent Changes to the DUI Laws in Arizona Have Been a Little Confusing to Some as They Impact Each and Every DUI Case in a Number of Ways; Changes to the Law Include the Length of Jail Time for an Offense as Well as the Length of Time an Offender May or May Not Need to Have an Interlock Device on Their Vehicle

Arizona's "New" DUI Law's Automatic? Not So Fast...

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - Although many of Arizona's "New" DUI Laws have been around for months, some charged with Driving Under the Influence are still not receiving the benefits. Douglas Schwab, a Phoenix DUI attorney, also practicing in the Scottsdale Metro area, notes that the new laws impact everything from jail time to how many months a person is required to have an interlock device in his or her car.

"When mounting a defense, it's necessary to stay on top of the latest Arizona DUI laws. But this year, it's taken quite some time for new legislation to be implemented and applied consistently from court to court," Schwab says. "The new laws don't just apply to the criminal courts, but also to the Motor Vehicle Department."

Arizona's law changes can reduce the interlock requirement from 12 months to 6 months in some cases. The minimum mandatory jail requirements have also been modified and even significantly reduced in certain instances. "Allegations of criminal conduct can be life altering. The government has the burden of proving an allegation, beyond a reasonable doubt, but also of making sure that the law is applied accurately, even when it benefits the accused," Schwab says.

About the Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab

The Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab is a law firm comprised of Arizona DUI defense attorneys who have been representing clients in legal matters that include first-time DUI arrests, subsequent DUI arrests, extreme DUI cases and other defense matters. The firm has offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale and recently opened a new office in Mesa, Arizona.

Schwab, a former prosecutor, recommends interviewing criminal defense attorneys that specialize in DUI defense to make sure your case is handled effectively and successfully. The Arizona DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab can be found at www.duiinarizona.com.

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