You should hire a lawyer. You do have the option of representing yourself, but you will be held to the standard of a lawyer. Can you think of a lawyer who has been charged with a crime that doesn’t hire another lawyer to represent him or her? – that should tell you something about the importance of having a lawyer on your side!
As for the DUI charges, it appears that you have a case to argue for something better than a DUI – perhaps a reckless driving or civil citation. In order to know for sure, there must be a detailed review of the evidence and circumstances surrounding the initial stop.
Have more questions regarding a DUI charge? Contact Arizona criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation regarding your question. Or you can call Jeremy directly at (480) 818-9943.