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Matthew Maerowitz

Matthew Maerowitz

Attorney at The Maerowitz Law Firm
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Arizona
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Biography

Matt Maerowitz grew up in Arizona and went to high school at Brophy. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Boston College and later graduated from law school at the University of Arizona. Matt Maerowitz’s practice focuses on DUI, criminal defense, and personal injury cases. Before co-founding the Maerowitz Law Firm, LLC, Matt worked for a Scottsdale law firm where he drafted numerous criminal defense motions, primarily in DUI cases. Matt also worked for the Pima County Attorney’s Office as a student-prosecutor during law school where he handled several trials. Matt’s experience with both sides of criminal law cases has helped him anticipate arguments from the prosecution in order to prepare the best defense for his clients.

Education
University of Arizona
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Boston College
B.A. (2010) | Economics
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Professional Experience
Owner
The Maerowitz Law Firm, LLC
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Speaking Engagements
Arizona DUI Law Radio Interview
KFNX 1100
Professional Associations
Maricopa County Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Arizona  # 030548
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultation -- in-person or over phone.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Most major credit cards accepted. Optional monthly payment plans.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees accepted on most personal injury cases.
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Legal Answers
Q. If the interlock was required 10.5 years ago, do I still need to get it now if I didn't then?
A: Yes, for an alcohol DUI the interlock restriction will remain with the MVD when you reinstate your driving privileges.
Q. I requested to have my judgement set aside and have been denied, for the reason ARS 13-907(E). I need assistance.
A: You and my colleague appear to be citing an old version of the statute. The correct statute is ARS 13-905, which can be found at: https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00905.htm The law has changed to be a little more favorable regarding set asides as you can see in the above link. That doesn't mean it will be granted upon another attempt and typically the judge will want you to wait a little before refiling. I recommend consulting an attorney to have a more in-depth discussion of the nature of your charge, your application, confirm everything is completed and what might be done to increase the likelihood of getting it set aside assuming you are eligible.
Q. What motion do I file to dismiss charges?
A: Based on your question, I cannot tell whether you have a pending charge or a conviction for DUI from 2012. If it is a pending charge, then there is likely an active warrant for your arrest and you will need to get the warrant quashed and handle the DUI case before the driver license hold will be removed. If it is a DUI conviction, but you have outstanding fines then you will need to pay off your fines before the license hold will be removed. However, many courts will allow a payment plan to remove the license hold. There is not a magic defense motion to dismiss. If there is no factual basis for the charges then the prosecutor should dismiss. In Arizona, you can be found guilty if the State proves that you were impaired to the slightest degree by marijuana regardless of whether you had a medical card. If it was strictly inactive metabolites, then that is a basis for dismissal as Arizona law requires there to be an active metabolite of marijuana for DUI.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Maerowitz Law Firm Website
Contact & Map
The Maerowitz Law Firm, LLC
4001 E. Mountain Sky Ave.
Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Telephone: (480) 927-3700