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 call 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).