Watch Out! Super Bowl DUI Patrol in Phoenix

by Aaron Black • February 01, 2014
Do not drink and drive! Getting a cab is far less expensive than hiring a lawyer to defend you from a DUI. In addition to attorney fees, you must pay court costs, serve jail time, and have the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed on your car for 6 months to a year.

azcentral.com reports DPS is boosting its DUI patrol starting Sunday evening and it will last until Monday morning.

After a big night on the town, you could get a DUI on your way to work!

Many people believe that after drinking all night and get to bed at midnight that when they wake up at 6 am for work that they will be fine to drive by 7 a.m. The truth is they are still legally drunk. The reality is that alcohol is eliminated from our body at approximately .015% per hour. So, if you tie one on and get up to a .20 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content), it will take you 8 hours just to get down to a .08 and of course a .08 is still over the legal limit.

Please think before you get behind the wheel because in reality, you could still get a DUI on your way to work after the big game.

1st Time Driving under the influence (under .15 BAC)

If you are convicted of a first time DUI the minimum jail time is 10 days with a maximum of 6 months. Also, your license will be suspended, you will have to pay for incarceration, and you could face the possibility of probation for up to 5 years.

A DUI and your Job

In addition to a DUI has job-related consequences. Missed work from court appearances, mandatory alcohol treatment or serving jail time, all make the reality of losing your job very likely due to excessive absenteeism and in some cases mandatory dismissal due to the DUI itself. 

The bottom line is simple, don’t drink and drive. If you are arrested, immediately ask for a lawyer and contact the Law office of Aaron Black at 480-729-1683.

Aaron Black is a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer and one of the leading trial attorneys in Arizona. 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, and is ranked by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer (the highest level of professional excellence).
 

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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