Winter holidays are usually filled with festivities that involve alcohol. Eggnog with rum or brandy, holiday punch, wine and champagne, are all popular holiday drinks that can sneak up on you, giving you a buzz before you know it. However, as you make the rounds from work parties, bars with friends and family gatherings, you should be aware that drinking and driving could have very serious consequences. So before you get into your car you should consider the following: A DUI arrest in Arizona is a serious offense that will follow you for the rest of your life. Besides the conviction staying on your criminal and driving records, there could be additional consequences, such as the impounding of your car and suspension of your license.
Authorities are already ramping up for significant numbers of DUI arrests and always have lots of extra officers out for holiday drivers. It is great to go out and celebrate the holiday season, but to avoid criminal charges, drivers need to be responsible and make sure a designated driver is ready to give people that have been drinking a safe ride home. If necessary, call a cab! A few drinks and one evening of fun is not worth the extensive cost that could damage the rest of your life. If you or someone you know has been pulled over and charged with a DUI, please contact The Weingart Firm to speak to one of our lawyers. Our experienced legal team is here to help you arrange and defend your case.
Arizona DUI laws are strict on purpose. Lawmakers and public officials want to keep the public safe and keep dangerous drunk drivers off the roads. Because of the high numbers of alcohol related deaths and DUI accidents, authorities are cracking down on drivers they suspect have been drinking. The blood alcohol content or BAC for drivers in Arizona is .08%. This means that if you are pulled over having a BAC at or over 0.8%, you will be arrested and charged with a DUI. Some drivers may consider refusing chemical testing. However, drivers should be aware that refusal may result in a fine and the automatic suspension of your license. Be aware of your rights! You do have the right to speak to a lawyer before submitting a chemical test. And remember, if you are arrested, the less you say or do, the less evidence a officer has against you in your case.
A DUI conviction could change your life forever, so don’t take chances with your future. At Weingart Firm, we strive to provide each and every client with excellent services in every case. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, do not delay. Every second counts in developing a defense for your case. Our skilled and aggressive lawyers have years of experience in DUI law and will work with you to help alleviate your situation. Call our offices today to schedule a consultation.