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What a Gilbert DUI Lawyer Can Do For You

 

When you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI in Gilbert, it is crucial to take action immediately. It would help if you had a DUI attorney.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


J.S.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I hired Zachary after I found myself charged with a felony. He put me at ease right away and during the whole process he explained each step to where I understood everything and was always available for any questions I had. ”


S.N.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Zachary is a brilliant attorney, I highly recommend his company to resolve any legal/criminal matter satisfactorily. He still continue to work on my case to tie some loose ends. He is intelligent , prompt and a problem solver. I thank him a million times to protect my dignity and reputation.”


D.G.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Divelbiss in the past and know him to be a hard working professional. His attention to detail and care for his clients set him apart from the rest!”


Joshua Black, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don’t see very often these days.”


Brandon White, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


Josephine Hallam, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss and I worked in the same office, although we were at different law firms. He was eager to learn and developed a reputation for honesty and zealous advocacy.”


Kristopher Califano, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. Is been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”


Allen Hsu, Attorney

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Your DUI Lawyer in Gilbert, AZ

 

DUI cases in Gilbert, AZ can have severe and permanent consequences. A DUI conviction may result in thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, probation, suspension of a driver’s license, community service, or counseling sessions.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, you have options. An important first step is to contact a Gilbert DUI lawyer about your case. Future First Criminal Law will be able to help you fight your DUI charges.

 

Driving Under the Influence

 

DUI is the acronym that most states use for “Driving Under the Influence.” But what is a DUI? A DUI refers to traffic violations that involve driving or operating a vehicle while affected by drugs or alcohol. 

DUI charges are imposed if someone is found operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08% — which is the legal limit in Arizona (even though there is a way to get a DUI with less alcohol in your system).

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don’t see very often these days.”


Brandon White, Attorney

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Our mission is to help keep good people out of jail by balancing the criminal justice playing field so that each of our clients has a fighting chance to achieve realistic outcomes for their individual legal situations.

Role of DUI Defense Attorney

 

A DUI lawyer is an attorney who devotes all or most of their practice to drunk driving, drugged driving, and intoxicated driving-related cases. 

DUI defense is a subset of criminal defense. But it is typically a good idea to work with an attorney who has specific experience fighting DUI charges, as they will have seen cases like yours before and be prepared with multiple potential defense strategies.

An experienced Gilbert DUI attorney can help you with the following:

  • Investigate the charges against you
  • Scrutinize the officers’ conduct
  • Examine the circumstances of the field sobriety test and breathalyzer test
  • Develop a solid defense strategy
  • Represent you in court

The Future First Criminal Law team has a depth of experience with Gilbert DUI cases and is ready to fight for you. 

Role of DUI Defense Attorney

When a DUI Becomes a Felony in Gilbert, AZ

 

Even though DUIs in Gilbert are typically classified as misdemeanors, certain factors can make it possible to charge the DUI as a felony. 

A DUI becomes a felony if:

  1. You have a suspended license
  2. You already have 2 prior DUIs in the past seven years
  3. You have been found driving on the wrong side of the road
  4. You are required to have an ignition interlock device on the car but lack one
  5. You are driving with a minor under the age of 15

Contact Future First Criminal Law office today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We are ready to provide you with legal advice, representation, and other DUI defense services you may need.

When a DUI Becomes a Felony in Gilbert

How Much Does a DUI Cost in Gilbert?

 

Fines for a DUI are dependent on the class of DUI charges. For example, first-offense DUI in Arizona usually costs about $1500 in fines, while felony DUI (which may include 2nd DUI in Arizona) can result in fines of up to $3000 or more.

In addition, you may also have to pay the respective Gilbert City court surcharges and fees. This can include filing fees and court costs from the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD).

 

Cost of Gilbert DUI Lawyer

Attorney fees vary depending on the law firm’s experience and location, the complexity of the case, and other factors. However, considering the far-reaching consequences of a DUI conviction, many people decide that a good lawyer is a worthy investment! 

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

Allen Hsu, Attorney

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”

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How Gilbert DUI Attorneys Can Help

 

Getting charged with a Gilbert DUI can be devastating given the long-term implications of a conviction. You may end up with a permanent criminal record, which can make your professional and personal life harder. Working with a Gilbert DUI lawyer can help you mitigate or avoid extreme DUI consequences.

Future First Criminal Law has exceptional DUI and criminal defense lawyers that have deep experience in helping clients with their DUI and criminal cases. 

Contact us today for a free consultation in Gilbert, AZ. We may be able to help you find the path forward after your DUI case. 

How Gilbert DUI Attorneys Can Help

Areas Served

2999 N. 44th St. Suite 307, Phoenix, AZ 85018

8650 N. 35th Ave. Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Areas Served

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2999 N. 44th St. Suite 307, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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8650 N. 35th Ave. Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85018

We do not handle cases outside of our listed service areas but we can refer them to our trusted colleagues who do handle those out of Maricopa County areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’M INNOCENT! CAN YOU GET MY CASE DISMISSED?

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IF THE ALLEGED VICTIM DOES NOT WANT TO PRESS CHARGES, WILL THE CHARGES BE DROPPED?

Depending on the nature of the crime, even though a victim may withdraw from pressing charges, law enforcement (police and prosecutors) can still proceed with the charges if they choose to do so. This is very common in DUI situations and shoplifting but can happen with any crime.

WILL I HAVE TO GO TO TRIAL?

Ideally no, but it’s not always avoidable. Once your case goes to trial, your verdict will be determined; by the jury. A criminal defense attorney’s #1 goal is to resolve your case before it ever goes to trial to have the best chances of a favorable outcome. If your case does go to trial, we’ll be there to defend you.

IF I AM OFFERED A PLEA DEAL, SHOULD I TAKE IT?

Accepting a plea deal can help get a reduced charge, like having a felony reduced to a misdemeanor. That can have a massive impact on an individual trying to retain their professional license or protect their career prospects. But taking the plea deal isn’t always in your best interests — It’s the same as admitting guilt to a crime. This limits your lawyers’ ability to enforce your civil rights and get you the MOST favorable outcome possible (which could be getting your charges dropped).

DO I REALLY NEED A LAWYER IF I INTEND TO PLEAD GUILTY?

Although a lawyer can’t control whether you plead guilty or not guilty, they can provide you with the legal knowledge you need to make an informed decision. A lawyer will ensure your rights are protected, work with the courts to get you a reduced charge, a make sure you understand the process and the future implications of a guilty plea.

WHAT DOES GUILTY “BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT” MEAN?

During a trial, the prosecutor will present evidence to the court aimed to prove the defendants’ guilt. Upon assessing the evidence, if the jurors and judge are only able to draw one reasonable conclusion –that you were guilty– It is referred to as guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There is simply no doubt of the defendants’ guilt and no other reasonable explanations based on the evidence shown.

WHAT IS THE JURY’S ROLE IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL?

The primary role of a jury is to determine innocence or guilt. They assess all evidence presented in a case, review facts, ask questions, and discuss amongst themselves until they conclude. The jurors must all come to the same conclusion; otherwise, it results in a “hung jury” and can lead to a mistrial.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


J.S.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I hired Zachary after I found myself charged with a felony. He put me at ease right away and during the whole process he explained each step to where I understood everything and was always available for any questions I had. ”


S.N.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Zachary is a brilliant attorney, I highly recommend his company to resolve any legal/criminal matter satisfactorily. He still continue to work on my case to tie some loose ends. He is intelligent , prompt and a problem solver. I thank him a million times to protect my dignity and reputation.”


D.G.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Divelbiss in the past and know him to be a hard working professional. His attention to detail and care for his clients set him apart from the rest!”


Joshua Black, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don’t see very often these days.”


Brandon White, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


Josephine Hallam, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss and I worked in the same office, although we were at different law firms. He was eager to learn and developed a reputation for honesty and zealous advocacy.”


Kristopher Califano, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. Is been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”


Allen Hsu, Attorney