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March 14, 2015 14:12 ET

Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix Discusses St. Patrick's Day DUI Patrols

St. Patrick's Day Is One of Several Holidays During Which DUI Patrols Are Increased in Phoenix and Throughout Arizona; The Attorneys at the Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix Remind Drivers That DUI Patrols May Be Increased This Holiday Weekend and That Legal Representation Is Available for Those Charged With Drunk Driving

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2015) - Arizona has incredibly tough laws regarding DUI, and law enforcement agencies take these laws seriously. According to Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix, St. Patrick's Day is one of several holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July and Labor Day, in which Arizona law enforcement groups increase the number of police on the roads looking for drunk drivers. 

According to recent reports, St. Patrick's Day over the past few years has seen an increase in DUI arrests throughout the weekend prior to the holiday and the day itself. This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Tuesday, so it is likely that DUI patrols and checkpoints will be scheduled throughout the weekend before as well as on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Oswalt Law Group notes that drivers in Arizona can face serious penalties if convicted of DUI, even for first-time offenses. Arizona mandates 10 days in prison, 24 hours of which must be served, for a first offense as well as steep fines and license suspension as well as a required ignition interlock device. Therefore, it is important for drivers who are stopped on suspicion of DUI to avoid arrest if possible and to consult with a DUI attorney immediately if they are arrested.

Drivers can avoid DUI by choosing a designated driver. In cases in which drivers are stopped, however, Oswalt Law Group reminds them that they are not required to submit to field sobriety tests or to answer questions about their drinking. However, Arizona drivers are required by implied consent laws to submit to blood, breath or urine testing for the presence of alcohol or drugs.

Those arrested for DUI during the St. Patrick's Day holiday may wish to consult Oswalt Law Group for help in building a strong DUI defense.

About Oswalt Law Group: Oswalt Law Group represents Arizona defendants accused of DUI as well as those facing other criminal charges. With years of experience in providing professional criminal defense support, the attorneys at Oswalt Law Group are able to help those charged with DUI build the best possible defense to the charges.

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