DUI, or driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, is a class one misdemeanor

Mark W. Hawkins has 30 years of trial experience in Arizona. He is a former deputy county attorney and a former assistant city prosecutor.

Susan Hamblin Hawkins is a former assistant city prosecutor with more than a decade of trial experience handling DUI cases.

Our DUI attorneys handled cases in Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Phoenix, Arizona, both city court cases and felony matters.


A defense is a successful motion to suppress for stopping a DUI defendant without a reason.

Statements made during custodial interrogation without Miranda may be suppressed.


Our attorneys have participated in the following cases:

  • Woman has a BAC over .15; she slows down and nearly stops at a green light. Verdict: Not Guilty
  • Judge disbelieves police supervisor who testifies regarding use of force at jail in DUI case. Verdict: Not Guilty

Arizona DUI categories:

  1. DUI: Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) .08 or more
  2. EXTREME DUI: Blood Alcohol Content .15 or more
  3. SUPER EXTREME DUI: Blood Alcohol Content .20 or more
  4. DUI Second offense
  5. EXTREME DUI Second Offense
  6. SUPER EXTREME DUI Second Offense


Aggravated DUI is a Class 4 Felony pursuant to A.R.S. 13-1383, requiring a minimum of 4 months prison:

  • Third DUI
  • DUI with a suspended driver’s license
  • DUI with an ignition interlock order

Aggravated DUI is a Class 6 Felony:

  • DUI with a child under 15 in vehicle


Leaving the scene of an accident is a misdemeanor pursuant to A.R.S. 28-662.

Leaving the scene of an accident is a Class 6 Felony if there is injury or death and the accused fails to render assistance. A.R.S. 28-663