St. Patty's Weekend is full of green beads, green beer, green everything! But what do you do if at the end of your night you are seeing those red and blue flashing lights?
Ever try to walk a straight line or stand on one leg after a few drinks? It is always entertaining at a party amongst friends, but could be very harmful to your case if a police officer ever asks you to perform them in a DUI investigation. The common misconception with field sobriety tests (FST's) is that if one does well on the tests, then they will be free to drive home, free of consequence. That is seldom the case, as the officer typically already has signs and symptoms of impairment if he is asking you to get out of your car and perform the tests.
On Friday, February 28th, 2014, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and former wife to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was acquitted on DUI Drug charges. The 54-year old was charged with driving while impaired after she swerved and hit a tractor-trailer in her Lexus SUV in morning rush-hour traffic.
A competent DUI attorney is vital for success in trial. A courtroom is filled with complex nuances and procedures. Only a smart and aggressive DUI attorney can protect your rights.
Here at the Rosenstein Law Group we pride ourselves on having some of the most knowledgeable DUI professionals among our staff. With mandatory jail time and extremely high fines for first time offenders, the state of Arizona is known for having the strictest DUI laws across the country. Therefore, if you ever find yourself accused in Arizona for a DUI, you will the services of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys like ours to navigate you out of the criminal justice system.
At the beginning of this month, in preparation for the Super Bowl, police departments increased DUI enforcement across the country trying to decrease the number of DUI arrests. Unfortunately, that plan did not work out well for the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD), as one of their on duty officers was taken into custody over the weekend. Sgt. John McGrath was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night after being involved in an accident with a marked UAPD vehicle. Sgt. McGrath was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.20, which is classified as a Super Extreme DUI.
Craig Rosenstein was welcomed into the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) earlier this year as a Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 in the state of Arizona. This award is given out to lawyers who have demonstrated leadership and success early in their careers, and who foster growth in the legal profession by upholding the highest standards of practice.
Nowadays, with technology being essential in daily life, there is an "app" for pretty much everything and anything you want. Recently BACtrack, a breathalyzer brand trusted by schools, hospitals, and law enforcement, released a new form of breathalyzer called the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. This new product is a compact breathalyzer, which costs around $150. It also has a mobile app anyone with a smart phone can download and use to track their blood alcohol content (BAC) whenever they've had an alcoholic beverage.
With warm weather just around the corner, people are starting to book vacations and put on their swimsuits and party hats. Lake Havasu City, Arizona has been the premier destination spot for spring breakers looking to have some fun. However, if you're headed toward the party city, be cautious because law enforcement in the area are taking serious actions towards drinking and driving, which can lead to jail time and loss of license.
On behalf of the Rosenstein Law Group we would like to welcome our newest attorney, Jefferson Simmons, to our DUI defense team. Jefferson received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Political Science from Westminster College in May of 2003. After his undergraduate degree he decided to pursue a law degree, at Syracuse University College of Law. While in school, Jefferson spent his summers at the prestigious law firm, Metz Lewis LLC, in Pittsburg, as a summer intern where he researched and wrote memorandum for law on a variety of topics and was involved in all aspects of pretrial litigation. Jefferson earned his Juris Doctorate degree in May of 2006.