If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, no matter if it is a misdemeanor or felony, for alcohol or drugs, or breath or blood tested, you should hire an attorney who has significant experience in DUI cases. The sentence that a judge imposes may only be the beginning of the challenges you face; a DUI conviction on your record can affect your driving privileges both in Arizona and other states, may impact your job, and might impede you from traveling to certain countries.
A qualified and properly trained DUI attorney can review your case for legal problems, prohibit certain evidence from being admitted at trial, expose scientific shortcomings, and consult with and obtain expert witnesses to testify at trial.
An attorney with extensive DUI experience should “try” cases himself, not delegate work to subordinates. Your case is serious and demands the attention of the same attorney for the duration of the case. Too much is at stake to play “hot potato” with your future. Your attorney should be able to examine both the scientific and legal aspects of your case and provide you with the best defense and advice available.