Drivers in Arizona who are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be asked to take part in a series of roadside tests. While the driver can refuse these tests, they need to be aware there are consequences and penalties involved that may be harsher than those for DUI conviction.
Drunk driving charges can bring holiday celebrations to an abrupt end. Whether someone drives home after opening presents with loved ones or ringing in the new year, DUI charges can be devastating for someone accused of this offense and those they love. During the holidays, there is an increase in the number of people accused of DUI. Not only do more people tend to drive while intoxicated, but certain areas have additional law enforcement officials on the lookout for drunk drivers. We are all too familiar with the hardships that entire families often go through when DUI charges upset their holiday celebrations.
Drunk driving charges are very damaging, in many instances. Not only do these allegations often lead to stiff financial penalties and the loss of driving privileges, they may result in time behind bars and other consequences as well. As a result, our law office knows how essential it is for people in Phoenix and all parts of Arizona who have found themselves in this position to carefully review how they will approach the charges. Ideally, people should do whatever they can to protect their future, as difficult as that might seem at present.
Drivers in Arizona who are convicted of a DUI face a number of unwanted consequences. One of these is having to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. This results in a number of driving restrictions as well as financial obligations.
A driver may be charged with drunk driving after recklessly operating their vehicle and attracting the attention of law enforcement officials. For example, someone might be swerving across the road and an officer may find out that they were intoxicated after pulling them over. However, there are some instances in which people are charged with DUI even though they were not aware that they were over the legal limit. However, these charges can be just as serious regardless of a driver's intentions.
During holidays, such as Halloween, many people celebrate with friends and family members. Sometimes, these celebrations involve alcohol and people get behind the wheel after drinking. Unfortunately, drunk driving charges can not only disrupt holiday celebrations but create lasting challenges that affect people for years to come in terms of employment prospects, relationships, and many other facets of life. If you were charged with DUI during Halloween, or on any other day, it is essential for you to look over your rights and carefully address the charges.
On this blog, we've discussed some of the commonly-known consequences of drunk driving, such as prison sentences, financial penalties, the suspension of driving privileges, and the way in which these charges can interfere with one's employment. However, there are additional consequences that could have a serious impact on your personal and/or professional life. In a recent post, we briefly mentioned how DUI charges can affect international travel and our law firm would like to offer additional information on this topic.
With respect to DUI charges, many people are aware that the allegations could result in the loss of driving privileges, steep financial penalties, as well as time behind bars. While these are very serious ramifications, it is crucial to bear in mind that drunk driving charges can overturn the lives of people in Phoenix and across Arizona in other ways. if you are facing these charges, you should go over all options and understand that these charges may lead to problems that many people are unaware of.
In a recent post, this blog covered some of the consequences associated with underage driving, such as the suspension of a driver's license and problems at school. However, some young people may not even be aware of how strict the underage drunk driving laws are in Phoenix and all over the state of Arizona. Unfortunately, some people have likely been charged with driving under the influence as a minor because they were not aware of the blood alcohol content level limit for drivers who have not reached the age of 21.
Perhaps you are a young person who was recently accused of driving under the influence. Or, maybe your teenager is facing drunk driving allegations and you are unsure of what you should do. Our law firm understands the wide range of emotions and serious consequences that often come with these charges for entire families in Phoenix and other parts of Arizona. Underage drunk driving can be particularly devastating and it may be helpful to go over some of the possible ramifications associated with these charges.