547 People Arrested for a DUI over Memorial Day

by Aaron Black • May 31, 2012
azcentral.com reports 547 DUI arrests over Memorial Day weekend. This is down from 2011 when there were 614 arrests for DUI and 2010 when there were 849 DUI arrests.

Of the 547 people arrested for DUI this year, 148 were for extreme DUI. If you are convicted of extreme DUI in Arizona the mandatory minimum sentence is 30 days in jail, $2700+ in fines, alcohol classes, ignition interlock, up to five years of probation, and a 90 day license suspension.

Fines & Penalties associated with an Extreme DUI

  • Possible SR-22 Insurance
  • Fines:
$250 Fine
$210 Surcharge
$250 Driving Under the Influence Fund
$1000 Prison Fund
$1000 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee
  • Minimum Jail – A minimum of 30 days in jail may be required with a maximum of 6 months for a first-time conviction. A second-time conviction within 84 months could result in a minimum of 120 days in jail.
  • 90 day License Suspension
  • You risk a possibility of being on probation for up to 5 years
  • Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes will be required
  •  Possible community service
  • You will have to pay for jail incarceration
  • You risk the possibility of monthly probation fees
  • 1 year Ignition interlock Device
If you were arrested for DUI be it an Extreme, Aggravated DUI or Super Extreme DUI over Memorial Day weekend call Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black for a free consultation.

Aaron is a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal DUI Defense (Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Arizona and New Mexico). He is rated 10.0 Superb Lawyer on AVVO.com, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer (the highest level of professional excellence).

iI you were arrested contact DUI Lawyer Aaron Black in Phoenix for a free consultation or call 480-729-1683.

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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