It isn't unheard of in Arizona for numerous drivers to be stopped on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol. Not only is this an inconvenience that can throw the rest of their day out, if any of the tests they undergo suggest that they may be intoxicated, there is a chance that they could face charges. Of course, this system is in place to protect road users from the potential harm that can be caused by drunk drivers. However, sometimes innocent people can come under suspicion as part of the process.
Being convicted of drunk driving can have extremely negative repercussions for your life and your work. Aside from potential fines and perhaps jail time, you could face the loss of your license or even dismissal from your job. The resultant emotional and financial burdens can also put a strain on family life. In Arizona, a 22-year-old man could be facing this reality after being charged with drunk driving following a recent accident.
As you're driving around Scottsdale and nearby cities this coming holiday weekend, you might notice stepped-up police patrol activity. That's because around Arizona, law enforcement task forces are looking for drivers to arrest for DUI.
A great misconception about DUIs in Arizona is that they are always only misdemeanor charges. What many people are not aware of is that, in Arizona, it's really not very difficult to be arrested and cited for Aggravated DUI (also commonly referred to as Felony DUI).