Flagstaff, Arizona – The Associated Press broke the story recently that Arizona law enforcement put together a statewide task force to make DUI arrests from Thursday, Cinco De Mayo, through Saturday night. And make arrests, they sure did. (Article here.) But not every one of those arrests must result in a conviction. 511 different people were arrested for DUI in Arizona in the three (3) nights of the Cinco De Mayo DUI Task Force;According to reports, Arizona police in places such as Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Mesa, Tempe, and Gilbert, just to name a few, made the following arrests under Arizona DUI statutes:
- 167 of those were arrested for Extreme DUI (see below);
- 50 people had prior DUI convictions (see below); and
- 52 drivers were underage (see below).
A simple DUI conviction in Arizona requires time in jail. If the DUI is an “Extreme DUI,” which means the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was above 0.15% or 0.20%, then the person convicted must serve 30 or 45 consecutive days in jail, respectively. For those 167 folks charged with Extreme DUI as a result of the Arizona Cinco De Mayo DUI Task Force arrests, an aggressive DUI lawyer should be consulted immediately.
Just because you’re charged with an Extreme DUI doesn’t mean you need to be convicted and go to jail. Let an Arizona DUI lawyer defend you and try to get a good plea offer, a dismissal, or an acquittal. For the underage young adults nabbed on DUI charges over the weekend, the consequences are extra bad if you’re convicted and can include serious jail, fines, fees, and long license suspensions. Get a DUI lawyer now.
For a free Arizona DUI consultation, call or email Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC now.