Think before you drink!

by Aaron Black • August 12, 2016
Don't Drink & DriveI recently read an article about a family in Monument Colorado who were on their way to Denver International Airport. The intention of the trip was a surprise trip to Disney however, they never made it to the airport as they were hit by a suspected drunk driver.

The family was stopped in traffic believe it or not, because troopers were investigating a separate DUI crash when they were also hit by the suspected driver. The impact was such that their van was pushed underneath a semi in front of them.

Drinking and driving is a decision that is often made in haste by either thinking you just had a few drinks and you’re ok to drive or you’ve had so much to drink that all sense reason is lost in the alcohol.
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As a Phoenix DUI Attorney I have run into quite a few situations where good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations due to one bad choice. The repercussions are far beyond mandatory jail time, tremendous fines and of course the Ignition Interlock hassle and the embarrassment of having to have it installed on your car for a year, it’s also the remorse that they may face from hurting someone that they love and of course there’s the social ramifications.

With that being said before you begin drinking please make arrangements to get home by making plans to hail a taxi, rent a limousine with friends or simply designate a driver so that you may avoid taking away the trip of a lifetime for someone else or worse taking a life. A DUI can happen at any time to anyone at any place based on one decision, getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking.

If of course you don’t heed warning, I strongly recommend that you contact an experienced DUI Attorney in Phoenix to represent you. Not every attorney understands the complexities of DUI defense law so I encourage you to check their qualifications thoroughly before asking them to represent you.

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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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