It’s important that everyone understands the severity of an Arizona DUI. Potential consequences can include jail time in tent city, increased auto insurance and expensive fines.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) April 27, 2016
Arizona residents can expect an increased police presence and DUI arrests in the Valley on Cinco de Mayo, according to Corso Law Group.
Commonly referred to as Cinco de Drinko, the popular holiday was reported as one of deadliest for young drivers by BACtrack Breathalyzers. In 2014 during Cinco de Mayo weekend, approximately 18 percent of all drivers in deadly car accidents had a BAC of .15 of higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In 2015, Phoenix and Scottsdale police officers set up “saturation patrols” over the holiday weekend in order to identify intoxicated drivers, according to Phoenix New Times. Statewide, more than 2,000 deputies and officers in the Cinco de Mayo DUI task force made more than 400 DUI arrests, according to the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
“It’s important that everyone understands the severity of an Arizona DUI,” Corso said. “Potential consequences can include jail time in tent city, increased auto insurance and expensive fines.”
Arizona has the strictest DUI laws in the United States, according to WalletHub. The study concluded that the Grand Canyon state tops the list of minimum jail sentence for first-time DUI offenders with 10 days.
Second time offenders can be sentenced to a maximum of six months in jail with a fines up to $2,500 plus an 84 percent surcharge.
“Increased DUI patrols means an increased risk of arrests. It’s crucial for Arizonans to have a trusted contact in case they find themselves in any sort of difficult situation,” Corso said.
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of legal professionals who have handled thousands of Arizona DUI cases. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County prosecutor who can help with drunk driving cases as well as other criminal defense needs such as criminal speeding, CDL tickets, photo radar tickets, felony charges, drug possession, weapons possession, violent crimes and more.
For more information, please visit http://www.corsolawgroup.com or call (480) 471-4616.
Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 8655 E. Via De Ventura, Suite F-165 in Scottsdale, Ariz.