Fall is finally upon us and with it comes the German celebration of Oktoberfest, held all over Arizona in the next two weeks. Oktoberfest is very popular among the adult population due in large part to the beer gardens held at these celebrations. Naturally, with alcohol around in bountiful amounts, DUI is always a potential problem. We at The Weingart Firm in Tempe, AZ want everyone to be able to enjoy a weekend of cultural heritage and revelry, with a little bit of advice to keep your day of fun from becoming a potential nightmare.
When an event comes up that is widely known for drinking and merriment, the police of Arizona prepare. The State of Arizona deploys statewide DUI task forces in order to enforce DUI laws and keep everything in order. To avoid any hassle, it’s best to take precautions before venturing out this Oktoberfest. Here are some tips for enjoying your time without having to worry about a DUI:
If you are caught drinking under the influence, on a first offense you are looking at 24 hours to 10 days in jail and a $250 fine. You may also face a 90-360 day license suspension. All of these numbers are also only the minimum of what you might face if convicted of a DUI.
If you live in Tempe, Scottsdale, or another neighboring community in Arizona and have been arrested and charged with a DUI, contact the Weingart Firm for representation. We have the knowledge and experience needed to get you through this ordeal with as little pain as possible. A DUI conviction can have negative effects on not only your reputation, but on your job and career. Contact our offices in Tempe, AZ to schedule your free case review and consultation today!