Late May and early June means high school graduation, and from all of us here at the Rosenstein Law Group we wish our Arizona grads the most heartfelt congratulations! Proms, graduation ceremonies, and grad parties are an exciting time for both the graduates themselves and their proud families and friends. But during all the pomp and circumstance make sure to be safe and aware of the potential legal pitfalls. Police are on the lookout this month to make arrests for alcohol-related offenses and other crimes that often occur whenever our citizens are out celebrating.
Many people in Arizona have been pulled over at one time or another. Everyone makes mistakes behind the wheel and there is a chance that such a mistake could cause an officer witnessing it to suspect that you are suffering from alcohol impairment. However, if you submit to and pass a breath test and other sobriety tests, there is a chance that you could get away with no further trouble.
In Arizona, many drivers on the roads are under the age of 21. Owning a car can be extremely beneficial, allowing young people to expand their horizons, find better job prospects and live more independently. However, all of this can be jeopardized by a DUI charge. As the legal drinking age is 21, if you are younger than this and found to be driving drunk, you could face serious criminal charges.
In Arizona, being able to drive is extremely useful, and many young people get their license as soon as they are able to. However, as it is legal to drive before it is legal to drink, this can sometimes result in serious criminal consequences as young drivers get behind the wheel not realizing that they may be affected by zero-tolerance laws. This means that rather than having to have a blood alcohol concentration below 0.08 percent like most drivers, they could be arrested for having even a small quantity of alcohol in their system.
In Arizona, it is a great concern that a lot of young lives are lost in road accidents and that in some of these cases, the drivers involved in the incidents were drunk at the time. This is a large part of the state's determination to crack down on drunk driving and prevent repeat offenses. However, this means that you could be stopped at any time if officers have reason to suspect that you are driving drunk.
Every year in Arizona, countless individuals are pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk. If you make some mistakes while driving, it is possible that this could happen to you, as officers may assume that your errors are caused by intoxication. Fortunately, if you have not been drinking, it is likely that you will be cleared of that assumption as drunk driving tests are often quite accurate.
Young people in Arizona often have busy lives. Between balancing fun, friends, work and college, not to mention family and other responsibilities that may crop up, being able to get around at their own speed is important. As such, it is hardly surprising that many young Americans learn to drive as soon as possible.
In Arizona, accidents on the roads are all too common. No matter how careful you are, the chances are that at some point you may become embroiled in an accident, even if it was not your fault. As a result, you and any other drivers involved could be asked to submit to a number of tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration. In general, as long as this is below the legal limit of 0.08 percent, you should be in the clear. However, there are some exceptions.
In Arizona, the legal age for the consumption of alcohol is 21. As such, young drivers need to be especially careful if they intend to get behind the wheel of a car when they have been drinking. This is because many states carry a zero tolerance policy when it comes to the blood alcohol content of drivers under the legal drinking age. As a result, if you are stopped with any alcohol in your system while driving, you could face criminal charges.
In Arizona, drunk driving is taken extremely seriously. As such, the associated penalties for being caught intoxicated behind the wheel of a vehicle can be extremely harsh. This is no less the case for young drivers. In fact, the restrictions on drivers under the legal drinking age are in many ways far tougher than those imposed on adults.