It is important to understand that every Arizona DUI case is unique, and the outcome of each case is affected by its particular facts. Call today at 602-258-0499
If your case involves driving or a motor vehicle, Arizona MVD may take action against your license, including suspension, revocation...
At the Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab, we take pride in providing an aggressive and thorough defense to the criminally accused in Arizona. Our Phoenix criminal attorneys are former prosecutors with over twenty years of combined trial experience. Our attorneys have been trained in the administration of field sobriety tests and stay current with the changes in Arizona's complex DUI laws. When investigating and defending your case, we combine good old fashioned hard work with the latest cutting edge technology.
At the Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab, your case will be personally handled by one of the partners, not shuffled around from new associate to legal assistant. When defending serious Arizona criminal charges, communication with your attorney is critical. When a client calls the firm with a question or concern, their actual attorney calls them back...every time...not a secretary or assistant.
Arizona's tough new DUI laws have increased the mandatory penalties if convicted. The average citizen with no criminal history or history of bad driving may be facing from one to forty-five days in the county jail, thousands of dollars in fines and fees and Motor Vehicle Division consequences. In addition to the DUI criminal case, the MVD may take action against your driver's license. MVD action ranges from three to twelve month drivers license suspensions, to high risk insurance (SR-22) and twelve to eighteen months of driving with an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
Although these strict penalties were originally intended to deter impaired driving, overzealous enforcement and prosecution too often leads to an emphasis on quantity of arrests over quality of investigations. A fair investigation into an alleged DUI offense should include a valid reason and probable cause for the traffic stop and arrest, properly administered field sobriety tests, strict adherence to the constitutional safeguards afforded to every citizen and accurate blood or breath testing by a qualified analyst.
With offices in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa, the Law Offices of Douglas A. Schwab can handle any criminal arrest case in the state of Arizona. If you have been arrested for DUI in Scottsdale, we are here to help you keep your license. Our Scottsdale number is (480) 626-5710.
If you have been arrested for a DUI or criminal offense in Arizona, contact our office to get answers to your questions in a respectful and straight forward fashion.
Douglas A. Schwab has been recognized with an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Lawyers with an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell are those who have been recognized by their peers for excellence in both legal ability and ethical practice.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Those lawyers who meet the “Very High” criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process – Legal Ability.
Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas.
Through Peer Review and Client Review Attorney Douglas A. Schwab has achieved the Highest Possible Rating.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
"We are truly thankful for the excellence, care and guidance you brought to this matter. From the first interview through the triumphant result we were in capable hands. You were the vehicle through which our son received an immeasurable blessing." --K.
"Doug, I can't thank you enough! You made a scary situation as comfortable as it could be and with a fantastic outcome!" --Gratefully, A.
"I would highly recommend Doug Schwab if you are seeking representation. I hired Doug as my attorney in my DUI case. I am so grateful that I made that decision. People may say that it is unnecessary to hire an attorney for a DUI. And that may be true with some attorneys—because they hired the wrong one. I am fortunate that Doug was referred to me. Being faced with legal ramifications, financial obligations, and MVD suspensions, it is overwhelming. Doug handled everything and was able to obtain a much better outcome. I take responsibility for creating this situation, and there are going to be consequences. However, I had my charges reduced to driving while slightly impaired from an extreme. My jail time was reduced to 48 hours, with no house arrest. And my interlock was reduced to 6 months from a year with probation eliminated. Doug Schwab cares about the outcome without judgment and takes pride in what he accomplishes. He was available until everything was resolved. I will not be in this situation again, but if someone is, I highly recommend Doug Schwab as your attorney." K.