No matter what religion you are, chances are you have something to celebrate this week, whether it be Passover, Good Friday, or Easter. Often, people celebrate these special occasions with friends and family during the day, where the time just seems to fly by. As a result, what was originally one glass of wine or mimosa can turn into several. You might think that since it is early afternoon or during the day, that you are fine to drive and the risk of getting pulled over is slight. You would be wrong. This information is especially crucial for out-of-state visitors, who might be coming to visit their family or just to get away for the week, and are unfamiliar with the strict DUI laws in Arizona. Beware: the DUI squad in the Valley is always on the prowl, even during the day. So, if you are pulled over during the day-time and a DUI investigation ensues, you need to know your rights. It is not advisable to do the Field Sobriety Tests the officers instruct you to perform. They are by definition "un-passable". Instead, politely request to speak to an experienced DUI lawyer. This is the last week of March, and there is a reason you either live in Arizona, or are visiting Arizona: You don't like the rain. So don't let a DUI conviction bring a cloud over your April. If you find yourself in a DUI or other criminal situation, contact us.
In my line of work, I deal with police officers from all over the Valley on a daily basis. To some people, this may seem interesting, and I am often asked the question whether police officers lie. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. After years of practicing criminal law, I have become jaded by how prevalent dishonesty is within the law enforcement community. As a child of the 1980's, I was raised to believe that cops were honest people, always to be trusted in times of need, and if I ever needed help I should always seek one out. It is a sad concept to me that I won't be giving the same advice to my daughter as she grows up. In three separate court hearings this week alone, the Rosenstein Law Group has been able to prove that certain police officers were not telling the truth under oath. The conundrum of this situation is that while this deceit bodes badly for society as a whole, this dishonesty was actually favorable here for our clients; we forcefully argued that catching officers in a lie under oath discredits the entire investigation. The sad reality is that far more often we are unable to prove the officers were lying, because there is no objective evidence contradicting these falsehoods, just our client's word.
March Madness is finally here, and while your employers surely are dreading this time of year (studies show that productivity plummets), at the Rosenstein Law Group we could not be more excited. Something else to be excited about right now is this new deal we spotted from LivingSocial, a portable breathalyzer for your iPhone or iPad. Here is the link . It is important to remember that we are not the only ones who realize that March Madness brackets and beers go together like UofA basketball and the Final Four. The notorious DUI task force will be out waiting to catch you driving while impaired, and will use any excuse to get you to blow into their portable breathalyzer. So why not use this device before you leave the bar, and give your BAC an estimate, and if your even close take a cab. The best way to avoid a DUI arrest is to not get behind the wheel. If you are pulled over and have been drinking even the smallest amount of alcohol check out what to do if pulled over. People are falsely accused of DUI every day. You need an experienced DUI lawyer to help extricate you from the criminal justice system.
Everybody loves the month of March... Spring is here, flowers are beginning to bloom, March Madness brackets are being formed, and everyone's favorite green beer holiday is being celebrated every single weekend. Around the Valley, tons of bars have drink specials to entice you to come in and celebrate being Irish, even if you aren't Irish. However, these bars are not the only people who are looking for you during this celebratory season; the Cops are out in full force, waiting to bust you for a DUI. Various DUI-task forces are set up around the Valley, and these officers will find any excuse to pull you over. If you find yourself investigated for a DUI, please call us while in custody at the station, or even the next day. You need an experienced DUI lawyer to help you fight these charges because believe us, no amount of Irish luck will be able to save you from the harsh consequences that a DUI conviction has in store.