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Law Office of James Novak 
Tempe DUI Attorney
Tempe, Arizona DUI Defense
Experienced Tempe DUI Lawyer
Former Prosecutor 
(480) 413-1499
Welcome to Tempe, Arizona DUI Attorney, James Novak’s web site dedicated to the Tempe DUI and criminal defense of Tempe crimes.

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. Some states refer to this crime as DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. Driving Under the Influence is based upon a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The DUI investigation and arrest of the driver and the determined BAC is determined either through a blood or breath test. A urine test is performed if drugs are suspected.

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An Arizona DUI considers a person's ability to operate a vehicle. If the driver drinks any alcohol, and that alcohol could impair the driver’s normal ability to drive to the slightest degree. They could get convicted of a Tempe, Arizona DUI. Another type of DUI is based upon blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The legal BAC limit in Arizona is .08 for people over the age of 21. If a person has a BAC of over .08 within two hours of driving, it no longer matters if their ability to drive is affected; it is illegal to drive with that BAC in Arizona, regardless of driving ability. Even if a person's BAC is below .08, they are still guilty of DUI if they are impaired to the slightest degree.

A Tempe Extreme DUI is when the driver is found to have been operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or above.  Additionally, if you are operating a vehicle and are pulled over by a Tempe police officer and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is .20 or more, you may be charged with Super Extreme DUI in Tempe, Arizona. This charge involves much higher penalties in order to dissuade Tempe drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Law Office of James Novak has the education & experience to provide and immediate and aggressive DUI defense.
   Education: Four advanced degrees.
   Experience: Former DUI & Criminal Prosecutor
   Does not handle divorce, injury, or bankruptcy cases.
    Practice devoted 100% to DUI & Criminal Defense.
   And so much more ....!

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Arizona DUI law was passed as an attempt to ensure safety on the roads of Arizona. They affect those who are found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. If one is found to have broken the DUI laws more than twice in seven years they are liable to face even tougher penalties.

For those who are under the age of twenty one, these laws are far much tougher as Arizona aggressively pursues convictions for minors who drink and drive. Additionally, Tempe and Arizona has a zero tolerance law for anyone under the age of 21. If someone under the age of 21 is suspected of drunk driving, a BAC of only .01 may be enough to warrant arrest. In other words, for a person who is under the age of 21, driving with ANY alcohol in the system is a crime even if they are not impaired.

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Tempe Arizona DUI law falls within the umbrella of Arizona DUI Laws that covers misdemeanors and felonies such as driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs that may impair ones ability to drive. If someone is criminally charged under the DUI laws in Tempe Arizona you have the right to challenge the evidence and be tried by either a jury or by a judge.

When stopped for suspicion of breaking the Tempe Arizona DUI law, it is advisable that one cooperates with the police. If the driver cooperates with the Tempe DUI police officers, their stay in custody may be made a bit more pleasant than if they decide to argue and fight with the police.

  • You only have 15 days to make the correct decision regarding your drivers' license.
  • Your Court date has already been scheduled and you have not already hired an attorney to provide a DUI defense.
  • You do not have anyone experienced to call to get answers to your very important DUI questions.
  • Your job, license, and freedom are at risk.
  • There's no time to lose...
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When you or someone you know is in need of an experienced Tempe DUI defense attorney? The Law Office of James Novak is dedicated to assisting clients in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and surrounding Arizona cities that are facing a possible DUI (driving under the influence) conviction. Regardless of the type of DUI charges you are facing, it is recommended that a Tempe DUI defense attorney be hired to protect your rights. James Novak has the education and experience in Tempe DUI and criminal defense and prepared to aggressively defend and protect your rights, your future and your freedom.

In Tempe Arizona, a driving under the influence charge will be based on many different factors and may sometimes result in facing multiple offenses in addition to a regular DUI charge. The specific circumstances pertaining to your DUI defense case can have a major impact on the overall outcome of your individual case.

If convicted of a DUI in Tempe Arizona,  DUI penalties include a mandatory jail sentence and fines unless your DUI defense attorney negotiates a different outcome to your Tempe Arizona DUI. A first offense DUI or higher mandates a minimum one (1) year installation of an ignition interlock device into all driven vehicles. These penalties may be avoided with an experienced Tempe Arizona DUI defense lawyer working to provide an immediate and aggressive Tempe DUI defense.

The penalties of breaking the Tempe Arizona DUI law vary. However, Penalties get more serious and tougher for multiple Tempe DUI convictions. Breaking a Tempe DUI law repeatedly may be considered a felony. The degree of penalties given to offenders will also depend upon the amount or level of intoxication that may be found in their blood during a blood test (This is called the Blood Alcohol Concentration   – BAC). First time offenders may pay a fine, face jail term and more. They may also be forced to do hours of community work or take an education counseling class. Also, a Tempe DUI conviction will result in the installation of an “interlock ignition device” that will stop the car whenever it senses that the driver’s breathe has alcohol, until such a time that the breath will have no alcohol.

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Free consultation with Tempe DUI Attorney, James Novak, a professional DUI defense lawyer, to anyone facing an Arizona DUI charge. Time is critical! Contact James Novak today for the best chance at maintaining your driving privileges and your freedom in Arizona. Results Matter.


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As a Tempe DUI defense attorney, James Novak has experience handling a wide range of DUI related offenses including:
DUI – Impaired to the Slightest Degree
DUI  - 0.08 BAC or greater
Extreme DUI
Super Extreme DUI
Aggravated DUI – Felony DUI
Underage DUI
DUI Accidents
Leaving the Scene
Vehicular Manslaughter

Arrested for DUI in Tempe and Greater Phoenix, Arizona? Contact a DUI defense lawyer, James Novak today! Call now for your FREE Consultation at 480-413-1499.
Not limited to the following city or zip codes. As a Tempe DUI attorney, James Novak is ready to help anyone arrested for DUI in and around Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona.

85281        Tempe
85282        Tempe
85283        Tempe
85284        Tempe

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