More Than 25 Years of Experience on Your Side
Attorney Daniel DeRienzo has prosecuted and defended many people against charges of driving under the influence (DUI). With more than 25 years of experience, he knows how to investigate cases, analyze reports and explore weaknesses in the cases against his clients. He is an aggressive and skilled litigator who has a strong jury presence. A strong defense against a DUI charge may require the assistance or testimony of an expert. Mr. DeRienzo has a network of esteemed experts who assist when necessary to provide the vigorous defenses his clients require.
People who face DUI/DWI charges face serious consequences, including:
- Jail time
- Driver’s license suspension
- Drug and alcohol counseling
- Ignition interlock device requirements
Pulled Over for Suspected DUI?
If you have been pulled over and the police officer suspects that you have been drinking, you should supply your identification, including your driver’s license, registration and insurance. However, you do not have to tell the police officer if you have been drinking or how much or when you were drinking. You do not have to perform field sobriety tests. In fact, you should request an attorney as soon as a police officer asks these questions. If a police officer requests a breath, blood or urine test, you should refuse until you have consulted with an experienced Arizona DUI attorney, and you have the right to be released for an independent test.
Helping You Protect Your Rights
Many people believe they do not need the assistance of an attorney to defend themselves against DUI charges. Sometimes, they are right, but before you represent yourself, make sure you know the rights you could potentially be waiving. The Law Office of Daniel J. DeRienzo offers educational consultations. Even if you do not hire us to represent you, we will give you the information you need to make sure you make the right decisions given your unique situation. We can help you ask the right questions and protect your rights.