Scottsdale, Ariz. – Fourth of July weekend can be a dangerous time on Arizona roads. Hundreds of Arizona DUI arrests will be made during the Fourth of July weekend and the experienced Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group know that many Fourth of July celebrations this year will end with a very costly arrest.
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, 505 Arizona residents were arrested for driving under the influence, down from 523 Arizona DUI during the 2011 Fourth of July weekend. In 2010, 434 people were cited for DUIs during Fourth of July weekend, up from 350 the year before.
“People tend to relax their standards during long holiday weekends and end up facing an Arizona DUI as a result,” said Christopher Corso, Esq., of the Scottsdale-based law firm Corso Law Group. “They don’t think twice about driving after having a couple of beers and that can be a recipe for disaster for everyone involved.”
Corso knows from experience the problems Arizona DUIs can cause. 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.
“It’s never okay to drink and drive,” Corso said. “The state of Arizona makes such mistakes very costly for DUI defendants.”
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.”
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.
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.
Corso Law Group serves 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.