In our blog of December 19, we warned you about the efforts of the DUI Task Force, and stepped up enforcement of the DUI laws through the end of the 2012 New Year’s weekend. The figures are now in, and according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the crackdown has led to more than 4,000 people arrested and charged with a violation of Arizona’s DUI laws. Over 1,000 of those arrested were charged with extreme DUI, with almost 400 arrested for aggravated DUI.
The penalties for DUI in Arizona are harsh, often including mandatory a jail sentence, and this is no time to go it alone. In addition to the possibility of incarceration, fines and loss of your driver’s license, a DUI conviction can threaten your job and your entire way of life.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you need the assistance of an experienced Phoenix DUI lawyer. The fact that you have been charged does not mean that a conviction is a foregone conclusion. There are numerous possible defenses to a DUI charge, and a knowledgeable DUI lawyer can explore the specifics of your case to insure that the result in your case is the best that can be obtained.
At the Law Office of David A. Black, we represent clients charged with DUI and related offenses on a daily basis. Mr. Black’s experience as a criminal defense attorney and as a former Maricopa County prosecutor is your best defense against a DUI charge.