Country singer Randy Travis was arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Travis was found lying naked in the roadway and then refused to submit to a breath or blood test. However, he was later forced by a judge to take a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. Travis posted bail Wednesday morning for $21,500. A DUI conviction in Arizona comes with several fines and other punishments. Even a first time offender will have to pay various fines, including $250 as a base fine, a $200 surcharge, $500 for a prison construction assessment,
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Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our great nation, with families and friends get together for patriotic barbeques and swimming parties. Yet, like other holidays, the 4th of July puts police officers on high alert for DUIs. Arizona DUIs charges are very serious and come with heavy consequences: financially, personally, and professionally. Your public driving record will be marked for an extended period of time, up to ten years for non-commercial drivers, and even longer for drivers with commercial privileges. In addition, your current job, or future job hunts, can be affected as well as you
Richard Chae, a patent attorney from Palo Alto, California was convicted of bribery last Thursday. Chae was pulled over while driving his Lexus on February 26, 2010 in Colma at 2:40 a.m., after police suspected drunk driving. Apparently, this was not the first time Chae had been pulled over for a DUI, so the panicked attorney offered the two police officers $900 if “this could all go away.” When the cops rejected the money, Chae only increased the amount of the bribe, first to $5,000 and then to $35,000. But the money wasn’t enough to tempt the officers; Chae was
When a person is convicted of a DUI in Arizona, the conviction can go on their driving record. Aside from having the conviction on their permanent record, defendants found guilty of a DUI may also have jail or prison time included as part of their sentence. However, the length of jail or prison time that a defendant might receive as part of their punishment for a DUI depends on a variety of circumstances, such as:
If an individual is arrested for driving under the influence, and a child under the age of 15 was in the car at the time of the arrest, that individual could face charges for aggravated DUI. Under Arizona law, an aggravated DUI can be charged as a class 6 felony. While a regular DUI would usually be charged as a misdemeanor, the punishment for DUI is enhanced if a child under 15 was also in vehicle.
When it comes to DUI arrests in Scottsdale, AZ, police officers are looking for certain “signs and signals” that can indicate driving under the influence. While these DUI indicators can help to identify DUIs, they aren’t foolproof. In some instances, an officer can mistakenly pull a person over and arrest that person for a DUI. The following list includes some of the situations that can prompt a DUI arrest in Scottsdale:
Spring training is by far one of the best seasons in Arizona. With visitors and residents taking advantage of all the entertainment options that Scottsdale has to offer, like baseball games, clubs and restaurants, everyone seems to be enjoying themselves this time of year. However, spring training season is also DUI season, as people (including professional athletes) can be tempted to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs of alcohol.
People don’t plan on getting into an accident when they drink and drive. In most cases, a DUI charge is the result of a bad decision or impulse to get behind the wheel after drinking too much. However, when a person’s Scottsdale DUI charge involves an accident that results in physical injury or death, the consequences can be extremely severe and life altering.
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