I got a DUI on New Year's 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona, what do I do?

by Aaron Black • January 02, 2013

According to The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com Phoenix area police arrested over 4000 people for DUI and extreme between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. The DUI arrests have increased over the last three years. Between January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013 over 27,000 people were arrested for DUI in the Phoenix area. What is astonishing is that the number of extreme DUI's have also increased. Extreme DUI is when someone's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is over a .15.

  • Punishment for a first time DUI under a .15 is 10 days in jail with 9 days suspended. 
  • Punishment for a first time extreme DUI .15 - .19 is 30 days in jail.
  • Punishement for a first time super extreme DUI .20 and above is 45 days in jail.
  • All DUI convictions require an ignition interlock, fine, fees, and alcohol classes.

If you were recently arrested for DUI in the Phoenix area you need immediate legal representation. Call Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black for a free consultation at 480-729-1683.

Aaron Black is a Phoenix DUI Defense Lawyer and one of the leading trial attorneys in Arizona. Aaron Black.  Aaron Black is recognized as a 2012 and 2013 Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal Defense (Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Arizona and New Mexico). He is rated 10/10 on AVVO.com, rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer, and North Valley Magazine selected him as a Top DUI Lawyer in the Valley.

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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