It’s a simple fact that cannot be disputed, drinking and driving results in accidents, death and trouble for all those involved. In Arizona, driving after drinking alcohol is known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI). With Super Bowl weekend right around the corner, Arizona will be home to millions gathered to celebrate, watch the event, eat their favorite snack foods and drink copious amounts. Unfortunately, with the influx of people, Arizona has ramped up police presence and will likely be on the roads in full force. What does this mean for drivers? It means that driver check points will be in place and police will catch you if you choose to drink and drive. So celebrate wisely!
Because of the high volume of drivers in Arizona for the Super Bowl, Law enforcement officials will be setting up sobriety checkpoints along the road to deter and identify impaired drivers. These checkpoints are usually set up during holiday weekends or on dates when there might be an increase in drinking and driving. If you are stopped at a DUI checkpoint, you will be asked questions and might be asked to perform a sobriety test (like saying the ABC’s backwards, performing some physical movements or breathing into an alcohol sensor). If these tests show that you have alcohol levels within the DUI range listed above, the police can and will arrest you.
A DUI arrest can lead to expensive consequences, including one or more days in jail, suspension of your driver’s license and fines. If you hit or kill another person while you are driving impaired, the consequences can be life changing for all involved.
A DUI conviction could change your life forever. If you or someone you know has recently been stopped and charged with a DUI, there is a possibility that very serious consequences you impact your future. As such, qualified and skilled representation for your DUI case is absolutely necessary at every stage in your case. At the Weingart Firm, we provide all our clients with the professional services they need for defending or eliminating their DUI case. Do not delay, every minute counts. Our skilled team of attorneys have years of experience in Arizona DUI law and will work to help you with your case. If you live in the Tempe area and beyond, call our offices to schedule a free consultation today: (480)897-8737.