Do I Have To Do A Roadside Field Sobriety Test?

Roadside sobriety tests, by design, allow an officer to determine whether there is probable cause to charge a motorist with Driving under the Influence (DUI). The test results, however, are based on the officer’s personal perception in a lot of cases. For instance, if the officer is convinced that you have been drinking, but you

DUI in Arizona: What Are the Possible Penalties?

Don’t let a DUI arrest ruin your life. At Matthew Lopez Law, we have many years of experience fighting DUI charges in Arizona for our clients. In many cases, we have been able to have charges dismissed or reduced for our clients, minimizing the penalties they face. If you have been charged with any type of DUI or DWI in Arizona, call our firm for a free consultation.

Arizona Consequences for Refusing a DUI Breath or Blood Draw.

In my experience as a prominent Phoenix, Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I hear quite a lot of misinformation within the general public, as well as lawyers, relating to DUI consequences.  One of the most common questions I hear relates to what a person is required to do during a DUI investigation and the consequences of

Importance of Hiring a Phoenix DUI Lawyer

Arizona is one of the strictest states in the country for DUI’s.  As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have handled almost every single type of case, from criminal speeding to very serious drug cases.  Out of the hundreds of criminal charges, driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the very few where

Mark Grace Sentenced to 4 Months in Jail for Aggravated DUI Conviction

When people say Maricopa County is one of the harshest on DUI offenders, they aren’t kidding. If convicted of a DUI in Maricopa County, you have a good chance of ending up in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tent city. Former Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs first basemen Mark Grace is no exception. Grace was arrested for

My Hangover’s Fading – What should I do about my DUI?!?

So you were out celebrating New Year’s, had a little too much to drink, decided to drive and got a DUI? Look at the silver lining, you weren’t the only person in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, or Chandler to be arrested for drinking and driving.  The truth is, last night, hundreds of people were arrested around

Chandler DUI – Prosecutor Plays Hide the Ball

I am currently representing a client who has been charged with a DUI – his case has been assigned to the Chandler Municipal Court.  Part of my DUI defense includes submitting a three page pleading to the prosecutor requesting not only the police report, but everything relating to my client’s blood testing.  I request documentation

My Lawyer Wouldn’t Take My DUI to Trial – What!?!

DUI’s are one of the most difficult criminal cases to try in front of a jury.  I can’t understand why so many people believe that just because someone has a blood alcohol concentration of over .08, they are automatically guilty of DUI.  What people have to remember is – they have a constitutional right for

Scottsdale DUI Dismissal – You Can Win These Cases!!

I represented a client who was arrested in downtown Scottsdale for a driving while under the influence charge.  The officer made the initial stop because he observed driving behavior consistent with impaired driving.  Once stopped, the officer pursued an investigation – based on client’s mannerisms – mannerisms that one may have if they were impaired

DUI – What is Impaired to the Slightest Degree?

Occasionally, I’ll get a case where an officer arrested someone for being impaired to slightest degree when their blood alcohol concentration was less than a .08.  Arizona DUI law reads, “If there was at that time in excess of 0.05 but less than 0.08 alcohol concentration in the defendant’s blood, breath or other bodily substance,