Scottsdale, Ariz. – Arizona DUI arrests during the Fourth of July have been steadily climbing since 2009 and the experienced Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group know that many Fourth of July celebrations this year will come with the added risk of drunk driving charges during Arizona DUI checkpoint stops.
Mobile DUI units will be out in force on Fourth of July and the DUI checkpoints mean plenty of Arizonans will receive DUI citations. Last year, 523 people were arrested for driving under the influence during Fourth of July weekend. In 2010, 434 people were cited for DUIs during Fourth of July weekend, up from 350 the year before.
“DUIs are very common on long holiday weekends and Fourth of July is no exception,” said Christopher Corso of Corso Law Group. “During the holidays, people tend to relax their standards and don’t think twice about driving after having a couple of beers.”
Corso should know from experience the problems that can arise from long holiday weekends. He previously prosecuted DUIs, DWIs and OUIs for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Combined, Corso Law Group have handled more than 15,000 DUI cases as prosecutors and defense attorneys.
“Fourth of July is a dangerous holiday to drive,” Corso said, citing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. “Adding alcohol to that mix is a recipe for disaster.”
Arizona law requires that any person found guilty of drinking and driving (even a first offense) serve jail time. And DUI convictions can also include extensive fines up to $2,500, suspension of driving privileges and the installation of an ignition interlock device – even for first offenders.
“Think before you drink and drive,” Corso said. “Doing so will keep you from becoming a statistic and keep your family safe.”
In addition to DUIs and DWIs, Corso Law Group handles a myriad of criminal cases, including domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, criminal speeding, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.
The Arizona DUI attorneys at Corso Law Group do everything in their power to protect defendant’s families and advocate for their rights. They have the experience and expertise to deal with DUI charges in Arizona and will fight to get the charges dismissed and preserve their family.
Every DUI defense case in Arizona is different, however, and the outcome is dependent upon the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the DUI charges, which makes having an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney even more important.
Corso Law Group has quickly built a reputation for its vigorous defense of clients, using its lawyers’ previous experience with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and other prosecutorial agencies to assist its clients with their criminal defense cases.
In addition to DUI defense, Corso Law Group handles all criminal defense cases, including domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, criminal speeding, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.
The experienced Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group serve clients throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.
To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsolawgroup.com or call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 17470 N. Pacesetter Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255.