DUI Attorney in Chandler, Arizona
Driving under the influence of alcohol (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs, is the act of operating a vehicle (including bicycle, boat, airplane or horse) after consuming alcohol or using drugs. It is a criminal offense in most countries.
The specific criminal offense may be called, depending on the jurisdiction, driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVI), driving under the influence [of alcohol or other drugs] (DUI), driving under the combined influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, driving under the influence per se or drunk in charge [of a vehicle]. Such laws usually (but not always) also apply to boating, piloting aircraft, or driving a bicycle.
Historically, guilt was established by observed driving symptoms, such as weaving; administering field sobrietytests, such as a walking a straight line heel-to-toe or standing on one leg for 30 seconds; and the arresting officer's subjective opinion of impairment. Limits for chemical tests are specific for blood alcohol concentration or concentration of alcohol in breath.
With the advent of a scientific test for blood alcohol content (BAC), enforcement regimes moved to pinning culpability for the offense to strict liability based on driving while having more than a prescribed amount of blood alcohol, although this does not preclude the simultaneous existence of the older subjective tests. BAC is most conveniently measured as a simple percent of alcohol in the blood by weight. It does not depend on any units of measurement.
The validity of the testing equipment/methods and mathematical relationships for the measurement of breath and blood alcohol have been criticized. Driving while consuming alcohol may be illegal within a jurisdiction. In some it is illegal for an open container of an alcoholic beverage to be in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle or in some specific area of that compartment.
Marc J. Victor, P.C. has established a solid reputation for highly aggressive yet professional representation. We render our advice only after thoughtfully considering the particular circumstances of each individual case always keeping the client's goals in mind. We offer representation for all cases involving DUI.
I am not a jack of all trades attorney. My litigation practice is entirely limited to criminal law. Because of my experience and knowledge, I have been certified as a "Specialist in Criminal Law" by the Arizona state bar. I am not a timid or passive attorney who seeks to immediately "cut a deal" with the state. I truly enjoy the courtroom. Hopefully, you get the message that I am not in this business to make pals with prosecutors.
My practice is focused primarily on major felony cases. As well as DUI cases I have represented clients in matters as serious as first degree capital murder and sexual assault cases. Additionally, I routinely represent clients on drug related, aggravated assault and other felony charges. I occasionally represent clients in misdemeanor matters depending on my current case load. I will not agree to represent you if I cannot devote the appropriate time to you and your case.
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Criminal Attorney Representation in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area Since 1994
If you need a lawyer in Arizona who regularly represents people in Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tucson, Peoria, Yuma, Flagstaff or Glendale that practices in cases such as DUI, Drugs, Murder, Rape, Sex Crimes, Assault or any Felony, you need to call Attorney Marc Victor.
Marc J. Victor, P.C. • Attorney at Law • Phone: (480) 755-71103920 South Alma School Rd., Suite 5 • Chandler, Arizona 85248