Arizona DUI Lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. Discuss Arizona DUI Arrest Statistics
The state of Arizona is one of the strictest enforcers of DUI laws in the nation, and arrest statistics for the state reinforce its reputation. In 2009, the latest year for which full data are available, 39,260 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of Arizona. This number represents a slight increase from previous years, though it is still below the high set in 2002 when 41,147 DUI arrests were made.
During the holiday season, however, police departments across the state place particular emphasis on DUI enforcement efforts. In 2009, 3683 DUI arrests were made between Thanksgiving Day and December 26th. The increase in DUI arrests during this period has largely been attributed to the statewide presence of DUI task forces over the holidays.
Being arrested for DUI in the state of Arizona can have significant consequences for the accused individual. Not only do Arizona laws impose stiff criminal penalties for DUI violations, but a DUI conviction can also have a measurable impact on your personal and professional reputation. However, with experienced legal assistance, you may be able to have the charges against you reduced or even eliminated. The Arizona DUI attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. are prepared to represent all Arizona residents who have been arrested and accused of driving under the influence to fight the charges against them.
About the Firm
Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. is a law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona that provides legal representation for Arizona residents who have been arrested for DUI, OUI and other criminal charge. For more detailed information about your rights as a criminal defendant, visit www.tandvlaw.com.