Peoria, AZ, July 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Amid the fireworks, backyard barbecues and pool parties this Fourth of July, the attorneys at Corso & Rhude want Arizonans to remember that DUI violations carry mandatory jail time – even for that quick run to the neighborhood store.
“When it comes to Arizona’s DUI laws, there really is no leeway for where you’re driving,” said John Rhude, of the Law Office of Corso & Rhude. “The penalties are the same - whether it’s a trip across town or a quick drive down the block.”
Both Rhude and his law partner Christopher Corso previously prosecuted DUIs for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. They know that long weekends and summer holidays are the perfect ingredients for DUIs. More than 300 Arizonans were cited for DUIs during Fourth of July weekend in 2009.
“Often times DUIs happen close to a person’s home, when they’ve relaxed their standards and don’t think twice about driving to the store after having a couple of beers,” Corso said.
Arizona law requires that any person found guilty of drinking and driving (even a first offense) serve jail time. And DUI convictions can also include extensive fines up to $2,500, suspension of driving privileges and the installation of an ignition interlock device – even for first offenders.
“That’s a lot of hassle and expense to put up with just because you ran out of propane,” Rhude said.
The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 9210 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 102, Peoria, Arizona, 85382. To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsorhude.com or call (602) 254-3188.