It’s crucial for all drivers to understand the dangers of driving drunk as well as their resources in difficult legal situations stemming from an Arizona DUI arrest.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) July 04, 2016
Phoenix residents can expect increased DUI patrols and alcohol-related accidents over the Fourth of July weekend according to the Phoenix DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group.
During Fourth of July weekend in Arizona last year, more than 1,800 officers made a total of 11,380 stops, resulting in 443 DUIs, according to Phoenix New Times. A total of 151 of those arrests involved drivers with a blood alcohol content greater than .15 percent. And out of the thousands of stops, approximately 43 percent of drivers were given a speeding or civil violation.
“It’s imperative that drivers understand their rights while driving on any holiday weekend,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group. “Just look at the numbers from 2015. Thousands of people were pulled over and almost half of them received a citation.”
Approximately 67 percent of those killed in holiday drunk driving accidents were in an accident where the driver had a BAC of .15 or higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies also revealed that Fourth of July weekend fatal car accidents were three times more likely to occur at night rather than during the day.
A DUI arrest in Arizona can result in life changing consequences if not handled properly. Along with jail time and the requirement of an interlock ignition device, a DUI can be financially draining.
Every year, more than $44 billion is spent on alcohol-related accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Arizona, the average DUI can cost thousands of dollars, even for a first-time offender.
“A DUI arrest in Phoenix can completely alter a person’s life,” Corso said. “That’s why it’s crucial for all drivers to understand the dangers of driving drunk as well as their resources in difficult legal situations stemming from an Arizona DUI arrest.”
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of Phoenix DUI lawyers who have handled thousands of DUI cases in Arizona. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County, Ariz., 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.
Free consultations are available with Corso Law Group by visiting http://yourphoenixduilawyer.com or calling (480) 471-4616.