Phoenix, AZ- With warmer weather here and St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, law enforcement agencies are beefing up their DUI enforcement to keep impaired drivers off of the road. That’s good news for motorists and bad news for those who get behind the wheel when they’ve had too much to drink. And it looks like law enforcement’s efforts are paying off as fewer people are being arrested for driving under the influence in the state.
Data from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) show that the number of simple DUI arrests and extreme DUI arrests. According to the GOHS police in Arizona, made 24,674 DUI arrests in 2015; 29,250 DUI arrests in 2014, but in 2013 and police made 31,891 DUI arrests. There were even more, 32,174, in 2012.
As for extreme DUI, GOHS data shows there were 6,742 arrests in 2015, but there 8,414 in 2014. That’s a steep decline in arrests of motorists driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .015 or higher.
A DUI arrest is bad news no matter what your blood alcohol concentration was at the time of your arrest and can lead to your incarceration and expensive fines. You will also be left with a blemish on your record that could affect numerous aspects of your life. If you were charged with a DUI, USAttorneys urges you to contact a DUI lawyer in the Phoenix, Arizona to help you decide the best way to handle a case.
It takes just one or two drinks to push you over Arizona’s legal limit and, frankly, many people don’t realize they are impaired until they get pulled over or cause an accident. In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you meant to drive drunk or not, it’s illegal, and there are consequences. Fortunately, you can fight your DUI.
Every DUI offender in Arizona has the right to present a defense and do whatever you can to secure a not guilty verdict. Let USAttorneys connect you with a DUI lawyer in Arizona who will begin working on your defense, so you have the best chance of avoiding the legal and personal consequences of a DUI conviction. If you act quickly, you will give your counsel the time they need to build the strongest defense possible. Your future and many freedoms are at stake. That is why it is in your best interest to contact one of the defense lawyers at USAttorneys.
Our team of DUI lawyers will do what it takes to minimize the impact a DUI charge can have on your life presently and in the future. You don’t want a DUI conviction on your record. You can rely on our legal team to take whatever steps they can to keep you from being convicted of a DUI. An attorney strives to get the best possible outcome for your case.