Super Bowl Sunday and the Phoenix Open are Huge Drinking Events - DUI Defense

by Aaron Black • February 03, 2012
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest drinking days in the country. Many people spend Super Bowl Sunday with friends and family. After a few drinks they decide to drive home. Whether you were drinking or not, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous times to be in the road. 48% of the fatal accidents on Super Bowl Sunday involve alcohol. Do not drink and drive. Phoenix police are sure to have a DUI Task Force waiting for you.

I addition to the Super Bowl, Scottsdale is hosting the Waste Management Phoenix Open. If you are enjoying your time around the 16th hole and the Bird's Nest - do not drive. Scottsdale and Phoenix Police would love nothing better than issuing a DUI citation.

The minimum sentence for DUI is one day in jail and over $1000 in fines!

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)

1st Time Extreme Driving Under the Influence above a .15 BAC (but less than .20)

  • Minimum Jail - 30 days jail
  • Maximum Jail – 6 months
  • 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
  • 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
If you are one of the unfortunate who gets arrested for DUI over the weekend - call Aaron Black immediately. Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black is a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star in DUI Defense who has been rated by his peers as the top 2.5% of DUI Lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico under 40 years old.\

Contact Phoenix DUI Lawyer Aaron Black for a free consultation at 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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