2010 - 19,353 DUI arrests
2011 - 27,125 DUI arrests
Furthermore, the article also noted that the total amount of regular DUI, aggravated DUI and extreme DUI arrests combined has increased steadily since 2003. One possible reason for the steady increase in DUI arrests could be the fact that Arizona law enforcement officers have really started to focus on identifying and prosecuting DUI offenders. Arizona residents and visitors must make sure that they understand Arizona DUI law before they decide to get behind the wheel of a car. DUI offenses are taken extremely serious in the Phoenix metro area, and the consequences can be extremely severe if convicted. If you live out of state, but get caught driving under the influence in areas like Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix, don’t think that you will get off easy. The prosecutor involved in your DUI case will probably try to prosecute you to the full extent of the law.
If you are an Arizona resident or non-resident facing accusations for DUI, make sure you contact a criminal defense attorney at JacksonWhite. Excellent representation can make a huge difference in the end result of your case. For more information, or to schedule a free confidential consultation with myself,DUI attorney, Jeremy Geigle, you can call me on my direct line at 480-818-9943. I frequently represent non-residents facing DUI charges in Arizona, and can help you understand your rights!