This holiday season, law enforcement agencies across the state of Arizona have already stepped up their DUI patrols and stops in an effort to curtail this increasing problem. Because of the many celebrations, parties and holidays that take place in such a short period of time, there are more arrests than ever. Here at Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, we have information about DUI Arrests during the holidays and know exactly how to help you if you are charged with DUI.
Most people assume that New Year’s Eve would be the deadliest holiday of the year when it comes to DUI. It’s actually the 3rd. Surprisingly, Thanksgiving continues to claim the top spot for drunk driving fatalities among all holidays. Often, a person is unaware of just how much alcohol they have consumed on Thanksgiving because of the food and time involved. By the time they get ready to head home from gatherings, they are more intoxicated than they think. This combined with a large amount of other drivers on the road traveling home makes for a lethal combination.
Arizona law enforcement agencies, including the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, begin cracking down on drunk driving around Halloween and continue through New Year’s. In recent years, there have been as many as 28,000 drivers pulled over or stopped at DUI checkpoints. This has resulted in over 2,000 DUI arrests.
The best way to avoid getting a DUI in Arizona is to ride with a designated driver. If you think you are intoxicated, you probably are, and riding with a designated driver is really the only way to fully AVOID being arrested and endangering the lives of others on the road.
Whatever your stance on this issue, the law is the law, and everyone does have rights prior to and after a DUI arrest. If you have been charged with a DUI, it is extremely important that you contact Arizona DUI attorney Charlie Naegle. He is an aggressive Arizona DUI attorney who will fight for you.
There many defense strategies an Arizona DUI attorney like Charlie Naegle can use to prove your innocence or to gain a significant reduction of the DUI charges. These DUI defense strategies among many others include lack of evidence, faulty testing and witness credibility. The Naegle Law Firm has the experience and knowledge needed to investigate your case from all angles and fight using these strategies and tactics.