Succumb to Mr. Turkey and not an arrest for a DUI!

by Aaron Black • November 22, 2016
Happy ThanksgivingThanksgiving is upon us and I want to wish you a safe, wonderful Thanksgiving. As you plan to spend time with family and friends I’m certain that drinking your favorite alcoholic beverage will be included, so here’s to hoping that the only thing that you succumb to is Mr. Turkey and not find yourself surrendering to an arrest for a DUI.

Phoenix has the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Did you know that even one two drinks can get you arrested for a DUI?

For example, while on your way home from your turkey dinner you mistakenly make a wide turn and a police officer witnesses you doing so. If they smell alcohol on your breath when they pull you over you will have effectively given them a reason to suspect that you have been drinking and the odds of you getting arrested for a DUI in Phoenix are very likely.

If this were to happen to you over the holidays your first course of action should be to request a lawyer and invoke your right to remain silent. According to the constitution, you have a right to remain silent and a right not to incriminate yourself.

Phoenix, Arizona laws for drinking and driving under the influence of .15 BAC can amount to jail time, fines, ignition interlock device (IID). Why risk ruining the holidays by putting yourself in a situation that otherwise could be avoided. The stakes are high and should be treated as such.

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)
Keep the holidays joyous and find thanks in the season and don’t forget to pass the keys. From the Law Office of Aaron M. Black have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
 

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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