The year has finally come to a close, and the numbers are in: according to the Arizona Office of Highway Safety, arrests for drunk driving was actually down in 2013. This reduction is the first of its kind in ten years. Each year starting in 2004, DUI arrests have been increasing until last year. There are many possible reasons for this decline but one theory is that budget cuts to police agencies meant less officers on the road and less funding for special task forces. The numbers, while lower than 2012, are still staggeringly high: 29,163 people were pulled over the charged with driving under the influence in Arizona. Over the holidays, DUI arrests always go up. Many of us are enjoying spending time with family and friends, and taking time off work, which means more drinking and socializing.
If you were one of the thousands of people arrested for DUI over this holiday season, we understand the stress of starting a new year under these terrible circumstances. Make the smart decision and call a professional for guidance. One of Arizona’s top Scottsdale DUI attorney s is ready to take your call and discuss your charges for free. Scottsdale DUI attorney Matthew Lopez handles hundreds of DUI cases each year and has helped his clients get favorable outcomes. Consequences for having a DUI conviction on your record can be devastating and life altering, not only short term but long into your future. Do not take a DUI arrest lightly: hire a DUI trained and highly experienced Arizona DUI lawyer to fight your charges and protect your future.
Scottsdale DUI attorney Matthew Lopez is knowledgeable in the Arizona court systems and procedures. He will attend hearings on your behalf, handle paperwork, speak with prosecutors, review police reports, and analyze lab results, all to develop a tough and successful defense. Call Arizona criminal defense firm Matthew Lopez Law today to get started on fighting your DUI charges.