Phoenix Metro DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
Steven Scharboneau is a DUI attorney and Criminal Defense Attorney with an office located in the Phoenix Metro area. Steven graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona earning a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in law and public policy.
Knowing that he always wanted to be a lawyer practicing as a criminal defense attorney, he then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Steven is a Phoenix Metro trial attorney who primarily practices in the area of criminal defense and is extremely passionate about protecting the rights of others. Protecting individuals from the government’s intrusion of their constitutional rights is the reason he became a Phoenix Metro criminal defense attorney. His passion and deep knowledge of the criminal justice system make him an extremely effective advocate for his clients and makes him your choice for your Phoenix Metro DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.
Dealing with DUI charges in Phoenix Metro
DUI laws in Arizona can be complicated and there are many nuances to defending a Phoenix Metro DUI case. Every part of any Phoenix Metro DUI case must be looked at critically. This is true from the time that you are pulled over by police, to the time you field tested on the roadside, to the blood or breath testing, to the time of release. Each of these phases of a Phoenix Metro DUI investigation hold an abundance of room for error, and law enforcement officers often do not perform Phoenix Metro DUI investigations like they are trained to—or even as they are required to by law.
Some of the different types of Phoenix Metro DUIs are:
- Driving while impaired to the slightest degree (commonly referred to as a regular DUI)
- Driving with drugs or a metabolite of drugs in your blood stream (commonly referred to as a drug DUI)
- Driving with a BAC at above a .08 (commonly referred to as a regular DUI)
- Driving with a BAC at or above a .15 (commonly referred to as an extreme DUI)
- Driving with a BAC at or above a .20 (commonly referred to as a super extreme DUI)
- Felony DUI or Aggravated DUI
Each of these categories of DUIs have different mandatory minimum penalties, including jail time, fines and fees, interlock requirements, drug or alcohol screening and treatment, as well as other consequences. That said, no one is guaranteed the minimum penalties and they may be aggravated by circumstances such as if a collision was involved or if you have prior DUI convictions.
Having a Phoenix Metro DUI attorney and criminal defense attorney that has the training and experience to thoroughly investigate the investigation done by law enforcement is critical in fighting for the best outcome for you and your case.
Phoenix Metro criminal defense attorney Steven Scharboneau is experienced in handling these cases and can represent you. If you have more questions about specific details regarding the process of a DUI case, please call or text Phoenix Metro attorney Steven Scharboneau at (480) 363-0090 anytime.
Dealing With Misdemeanor Charges In Phoenix Metro
The Phoenix Metro area is the largest area in the Southwestern United States. It is generally thought of as the collective municipalities that encompass the area surrounding the actually City of Phoenix. Some of the cities in the Phoenix Metro area are: Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe and some folks even consider areas a little further out such as Avondale to be in the Phoenix Metro area.
The Phoenix Metro area is located in Maricopa County. There are pockets of areas in the Phoenix Metro area that are unincorporated, which means that if you are facing misdemeanor charges in the Phoenix Metro area and the alleged crime took place in an unincorporated part of the area, you will go to court in one of the Maricopa County Justice Courts. Otherwise, the court of the city or town that the alleged crime took place in will be the place that has jurisdiction to hear your case. If the court does not have jurisdiction, it cannot hear your case and convict you.
Misdemeanor offenses are criminal offenses in Phoenix Metro and they do stay on your criminal record. Misdemeanors in Arizona vary by class, classes 1 -3, a class 1 misdemeanor being the most serious of the 3.
Phoenix Metro misdemeanor charges come with the following maximum penalties:
Class 1 Misdemeanor
- 6 months jail, ARS 13-707(1).
- $2500 (plus an 83% surcharge), ARS 13-802(A).
- 3 years of probation, ARS 13-902(5).
Class 2 Misdemeanor
- 4 months jail, ARS 13-707(2).
- $750 (plus an 83% surcharge), ARS 13-802(B).
- 2 years of probation, ARS 13-902(6).
Class 3 Misdemeanor
- 1 month jail, ARS 13-707(3).
- $500 (plus 83% surcharge), ARS 13-802(C).
- 1 year of probation, ARS 13-902(7).
With a good Phoenix Metro DUI attorney or Phoenix Metro criminal defense attorney, it is possible to have penalties lessened or even have charges dismissed. Phoenix Metro Attorney Steven Scharboneau is ready to fight for you if you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense.
Dealing With Felony Charges In Phoenix Metro
Dealing with a Phoenix Metro felony charge can be extremely stressful and scary. Felony offenses are the most serious types of offenses according to Arizona law. Phoenix Metro felony charges can carry wide ranging penalties that include prison time, jail time, probation time, fines, fees, court ordered classes and other consequences.
If you are charged with allegedly committing a felony in the Phoenix Metro area, chances are high that you will be facing charges in the Maricopa County Superior Court. Depending on the way your case was charged, the nature of the alleged offenses and a few other factors–you could start of in Early Disposition Court where the government will try to pressure you into taking a plea offer before looking at all of the evidence they say they have against you.
Felony charges in the Phoenix Metro area are no joke, and having a passionate Phoenix Metro criminal defense attorney on your side is critical. Phoenix Metro criminal defense attorney Steven Scharboneau has handled many felony cases and is ready to fight for you if you have been charged with a felony offense.
Contact Phoenix Metro Criminal Defense Attorney Steven Scharboneau Now
Phoenix Metro DUI attorney and criminal defense attorney Steven Scharboneau has lived in the Phoenix most of his life. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges arising out of the Phoenix Metro area, call or text Steven 24/7 at (480) 363-0090 or submit an inquiry here so that we can get started solving your problems.