SOURCE: Oswalt Law Group

Oswalt Law Group

February 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Arizona Highway Safety Gets Even More Aggressive With DUI Enforcement

Pheonix-Based Criminal Defense Firm Oswalt Law Group Stresses Importance of Legal Representation in DUI Cases

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - On Sunday, Feb. 7, Tucson and Marana police were out in force looking for impaired drivers headed home after Super Bowl parties, the latest signal that the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety has upped its game in DUI law enforcement.

Earlier examples of the renewed effort to identify and arrest impaired drivers came in February when the law enforcement agencies descended upon Scottsdale during the Pheonix Open and the doling out of hundreds of dollars in grants to local law enforcement agencies for increased patrols and checkpoints.

Arizona is considered a no-tolerance state for DUI. This means that an impaired driver -- even with a blood-alcohol content of less than the legal limit of 0.08 percent -- can be arrested and jailed for DUI. 

  First DUI Offense 2 nd DUI Offense
Jail From 24 hrs. - 10 days 30 - 90 days
Fines $1,500 + jail costs $3,500 + jail/home detention costs
Loss of License 90 Days - 1 year 1 year
Interlock Device Required on Vehicle 1 year 1 year
Community Service None required 30 hours

While it's never a good idea to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, hiring an attorney to provide guidance through the tangled web of legalities is one of the best decisions a charged driver can make, according to attorneys with the Phoenix-based Oswalt Law Group.

"From breathalyzers, traffic laws, blood tests and chemical testing procedures, there are a host of variables that are considered in just about every DUI case," said one Oswalt attorney. "Because DUI charges can result in loss of income, heavy fines and imprisonment, and because prosecutors are not known for helping individuals avoid the full consequences of a DUI conviction, it's critical to have someone fighting to ensure that your rights are protected. Hiring an attorney improves your chances immensely for a positive legal outcome."

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About Oswalt Law Group: Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix has been providing professional criminal representation for those who are charged with all types of crimes, including DUI, homicide, theft, sexual offenses and fraud. The firm is dedicated to providing quality representation no matter what the criminal charge.

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