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December 23, 2015 12:53 ET

Oswalt Law Group Discusses Holiday DUIs

Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix Offers Professional Legal Representation to Those Charged With Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol; Now, Attorneys From This DUI Law Firm Discuss Ways to Avoid Holiday DUIs Throughout the Season

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - December 23, 2015) - In the United States, the term "holidays" is usually applied to a period beginning around Thanksgiving Day and stretching to New Year's Day. This is the most common time of year for drivers to be charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the attorneys at the Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix, Arizona. Although drivers can be charged with DUI in Arizona at any time of the year, patrols are often increased during this period and DUI roadblocks are common.

"The police realize that people will be attending holiday gatherings and parties throughout the season, and during these parties they will probably consume alcohol," note Oswalt Law Group attorneys. "Therefore, it makes sense to conduct random sweeps and DUI roadblocks at all times during the holidays, particularly on each of the weekends between Thanksgiving and New Year's."

According to Oswalt Law Group attorneys, drivers do not have a right to refuse DUI testing in the state of Arizona. "Arizona law sets the limit for a per se charge of DUI at .08 percent blood alcohol concentration, but in reality any amount of alcohol can be the basis for a DUI. In addition, the use of any drugs, including prescription drugs, can land a driver in jail."

Experts say that the average person metabolizes an ounce of alcohol per hour. However, factors such as weight, food consumption or lack thereof, and individual metabolism will affect the rate of alcohol absorption. Any drinking or use of drugs is a good reason to avoid driving.

If convicted, drivers in Arizona who are charged with DUI face serious penalties. Even a first-time DUI conviction carries a minimum of 24-hour incarceration and a maximum 10-day jail sentence, heavy fines and probation as well as a possible ignition interlock requirement. In order to avoid the worst of these penalties, it is important to have sound legal advice. Oswalt Law Group attorneys offer support for those who are charged with any type of DUI, including both first-time and felony charges, and can help their clients understand their options and choose wisely.

For more information on DUI charges, visit the Oswalt Law Group's website.

About The Oswalt Law Group: The Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix offers clients strong representation for charges of all types. The firm has a long record of success in defending those charged with DUI and other crimes.

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