A special program for statewide DUI enforcement in Arizona began on May 1, and as of May 3 there have been almost 300 suspects arrested for DUI. The large movement to ensure enforcement of DUI is partly in response to the increase of alcohol-related crashes in Arizona. Currently, Arizona leads the nation in DUI crashes by over four percent.
Of the Arizona total for May 1-3, more than 85 cases were extreme DUIs, meaning that the blood alcohol level of the driver was 1.5 or higher. The increase in DUI enforcement has led to over 1500 more traffic stops. However, the increase in traffic stops also seems to have caused a decrease in DUI arrests.
If you are involved in a DUI incident, possible injury is not the only problem you are facing. Penalties for a DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000, including fines, fees, and increased insurance costs. DUI convictions can also involve community service or even jail time.
What If You Are Charged With a DUI in Arizona?
While the best way to avoid a DUI is to simply not get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking, some still make the mistake of driving under the influence. If drivers finds themselves in a situation where they may be charged with DUI, they should seek expert legal help.
Being charged with a DUI is an emotional rollercoaster, filled with stressful decisions. When fighting a DUI charge, it is important to push through the emotions and immediately begin the process of building the strongest defense possible. The average person may not know where to begin or how to properly build a defense. Make no mistake: defense for a DUI may be the most important decision you make, so it is crucial to work with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex Lane in Arizona provide skill and expertise in the field of DUI defense. Passionate and professional, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex Lane help a variety of clients, no matter the seriousness of the charge. Not only will the Law Offices of Alex Lane provide expertise in the field, but these attorneys also offer extensive experience. For example, challenging breath or blood tests is an important step in the defense Alex Lane Law Offices provides. Their experienced lawyers understand how the test works, as well as the test’s flaws.
With experience utilizing varying types of defenses, Alex Lane Law Offices can help build a strong rebuttal to the charges, taking much of the burden off the defendant. If you are facing a DUI charge in Arizona, contact the Law Offices of Alex Lane for a free consultation.