While Labor Day means the end of summer, the experienced Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group know it can also mean the beginning of a very costly DUI mistake for many Arizonans.
“You should never drink and drive,” said Christopher P. Corso of Corso Law Group. “But every year we see Arizonans do just that without understanding the severe consequences of their actions. Arizona is very tough on DUI offenders. We’ve seen the proof firsthand.”
Corso knows 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, the two Arizona DUI lawyers have handled more than 15,000 DUI cases as prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Last year, 564 people were arrested in Arizona for drinking and driving. And while the number of alcohol DUI arrests were down (9 percent), the percentage of Arizona drug DUI charges increased by 25 percent.
“Whether it’s an increase or a decrease, DUIs are a serious mistake that no one can afford to make,” Corso said. “Anyone facing an Arizona DUI charge needs the experience of an aggressive DUI lawyer fighting on their side.”
Experience matters in defending Arizona DUI cases, according to the Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group. 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.
“A DUI conviction can follow you indefinitely,” Corso said. “In the short term, losing your Arizona driver’s license can cost you a job. In the long run, it can cost you many more jobs as potential employers conduct background checks.”
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.
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.