PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - The Phoenix DUI defense attorneys at the Oswalt Law Group represent people who have been arrested and charged with felony DUI, extreme DUI, super extreme DUI, aggravated DUI and those who are facing their second or subsequent DUI charge. The firm has traditionally seen a rise in the number of people who have needed DUI defense help after being arrested while visiting Arizona during spring break, and the attorneys at the firm hereby warn the public to make good choices while visiting in order to avoid facing the stiff penalties in place in the state for DUI convictions.
Thousands of people are arrested on suspicion of DUI or a DUI-related charge every year in Arizona, and those who are can face serious penalties if they are convicted even if they have never been convicted of DUI in the past. According to the state government, people who are convicted of DUI of any type can face substantial fines, jail time in some circumstances, the requirement to pay court costs and other penalties and they can lose their driving privileges for at least one year. A breakdown of the statutes governing DUI in Arizona can be found here.
If you will be visiting the Phoenix area during the months of February and March you should make proper arrangements to avoid drinking and driving. Those arrangements could include designating a sober driver, hiring a car service, taking taxi cabs, staying within walking distance of where you're staying or anything else that will prevent you or your travel companions from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol.
If you are arrested for DUI and you simply choose to leave the state when it comes time to return home, it's possible that you will face even more significant legal problems as a result. Instead, you need to make sure that you retain a Phoenix DUI attorney so that you can properly move through the legal system and reach a conclusion to your case. "Too many students make things worse for themselves after being arrested for DUI while visiting the Phoenix area on spring break," said Sandra C. Oswalt, an attorney at the firm. "Those who find themselves in this difficult situation need to obtain legal representation so they can put this problem in the past," Oswalt added.
About the Oswalt Law Group
The Oswalt Law Group has been representing clients in the Phoenix area who have been arrested and charged with different types of DUI for many years. Anyone who faces this legal problem needs to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The firm serves clients in Phoenix and the surrounding areas including Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale and other local communities.