Utilizing Uber, several revelers avoided a DUI on New Year’s Eve

by Aaron Black • January 11, 2018
DUI during the New Years celebrationThe Phoenix Business Journal reported several revelers utilized Uber to ring in the New Year. In fact, there were 2,554 riders who used the Uber app for multiple stops and split fares. Uber began in the Phoenix area in July.
 

With the harsh penalties for drinking and driving in Phoenix, AZ, by utilizing Uber 2,554 partiers got home safety, and more importantly, they didn’t hurt anyone in the process.

Impaired driving-related crashes

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) Motor Vehicle Safety report, in 2015 10,625 people died in an alcohol-impaired driving-related accident which is nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.

In 2016 there were over 2,000 drivers arrested in Arizona for a DUI during the holidays which of course could have been avoided if they had contacted Uber, hailed a taxi or designated a driver before the party began.

DUI defense experience is key

If unfortunately you were arrested for a DUI over the holidays in Phoenix help is a phone call away. The Law Office of Aaron Black focuses on defending those who have been charged with drinking and driving.

What can you expect?

  • Personal representation
     
  • Skilled DUI Defense
     
  • Available 24 hours a day
     
  • Focus on keeping you out of jail and the dismissal of their case
There are many factors that go into successfully defending clients and investigating the circumstances at the time of the arrest is crucial to the outcome of your case.

Investigating your DUI case

  • Determine if your rights were violated at the time of your arrest
     
  • Making sure your Miranda rights were read to you by the officer
     
  • Confirming that the field sobriety test was conducted in compliance with NHSTA standards
     
  • Examine the blood results
     
  • Did you ask for an independent blood sample?
     
  • Determining if the initial traffic stop legal
Located in Phoenix, the Law Office of Aaron black defends individuals in all Arizona federal, state and city courts. In addition to clients in Phoenix, I represent clients in surrounding areas that include Apache Junction, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe, Arizona.

If you or someone you know was arrested on New Year’s in Phoenix, contact the Law Office of Aaron Black for a free legal 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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