DUI arrests make for a busy Memorial Day Weekend

by Aaron Black • June 08, 2017
Memorial Day DUI arrestsHoliday weekends typically result in increased patrols looking for drivers under the influence and the past Memorial Day weekend was no exception as the Arizona DUI Task force made over 550 stops that resulted in DUI arrests.
 
Phoenix DUI Lawyer, Aaron Black defends clients charged with a wide range of offences which include criminal offenses, vehicular crimes and DUI cases across Arizona. Defending individuals in all Arizona Federal, State and City courts, Aaron’s focuses on the fact that we all have Constitutional Rights and he is proud that he can guarantee his clients’ Rights are protected while in the court system. His main focus is if the Government can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
 
Good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations and if you are facing DUI charges as a result of drinking while operating a motor vehicle or watercraft over the Memorial Day weekend we strongly encourage you to seek an experienced DUI Attorney.  Did you know that the punishment for drinking while operating a watercraft harbors many of the same harsh DUI penalties as operating a motor vehicle?

In Phoenix, Arizona you may be charged with DUI under the following conditions:

  • If the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving a vehicle or in actual physical control of a vehicle and impaired to the slightest degree, you can be charged.
     
  • If the government can prove, your Blood Alcohol Concentration was a .08% or more within two hours of driving you can be charged.

1st Time Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence (under .15 BAC)

  • Minimum jail 10 days jail, but 9 may be suspended
  • Maximum Jail – 6 months
  • Fines
$250 Fine
$210 Surcharge
$500 Prison Fund 
$500 Public Safety Equip. Fund
$20 Time Pay Fee
$20 Probation Fee
  • 90 day License Suspension
  • Possible Probation up to 5 years
  • Alcohol / Drug Screening & Classes
  • Possible community service
  • Pay for jail incarceration
  • Possible monthly probation fees
  • Possible SR22 insurance
  • 1-year Ignition interlock (6 months beginning January 1, 2012)
If you or someone you know is facing DUI charges contact the Law Office of Aaron Black 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.
 
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.

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