Holiday Season Brings Major Increase in DUI Arrests, Say Arizona DUI Lawyers Corso & Rhude

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With nearly 4,000 arrests made during the holiday season in 2013, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Arizona DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Corso & Rhude are preparing for a holiday season they predict will be just a busy as previous years. From December 2011 to early January 2014, nearly 24,000 arrests were made for driving under the influence during the time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Corso & Rhude previously prosecuted DUIs, DWIs, and OUIs for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and together have handled more than 15,000 DUI cases.

Arizona law enforcement is looking for drunk drivers throughout the month of December, setting up DUI checkpoints to get these dangerous drivers off the road.

With nearly 4,000 arrests made during the holiday season in 2013, the Arizona DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Corso & Rhude are preparing for a holiday season they predict will be just a busy as previous years.

Last year, nearly 4,000 Arizonans were arrested for Arizona DUIs during the holiday season, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. From December 2011 to early January 2014, nearly 24,000 arrests were made for driving under the influence during the time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Many people are distracted by the holiday festivities and aren’t as diligent about designating a driver or staying sober for the ride home, according to John M. Rhude, founding partner in the Arizona criminal defense firm Corso & Rhude.

“Law enforcement, however, is not distracted,” Rhude said. “They’re looking for drunk drivers throughout the month of December, setting up DUI checkpoints to get these dangerous drivers off the road.”

According to the Associated Press, approximately 6,500 police, highway patrol officers, sheriff's deputies and volunteers participated in DUI task forces around Arizona in an effort to reduce deadly crashes.

Many people let their guard down during the holidays and aren’t as diligent about responsible drinking at this time, said DUI attorney Christopher P. Corso.

“When you’re armed with the facts, it makes it even more vital that you have a designated driver if you plan on drinking during the holidays,” Corso said.

Corso & Rhude attorneys know from experience that Arizona DUI arrests have a tendency to increase at the end of the year. Both attorneys previously prosecuted DUIs, DWIs, and OUIs for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and together have handled more than 15,000 DUI cases as prosecutors and defense attorneys.

The Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso & Rhude also understand that the sooner a lawyer is retained, the better the chances are for a client. Speaking with an attorney early in an Arizona DUI case might offer additional solutions.

“The longer you wait, the worse you can make it,” Rhude said.

To schedule a free consultation, please visit http://www.corsorhude.com or call (480) 471 -4616. The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLCC is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.

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