News Article by: James Novak, Phoenix DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
According to Arizona law enforcement officials and local Phoenix AZ sources, 3500 DUI arrests were made as a result of the DUI task forces (or AZ DUI sobriety checkpoints) set up around the state between Thanksgiving 2010 and through the New Year observed holiday 2011.
Of the 3500 DUI arrests, The East Valley Task Force accounted 1,862 which is more that half of all the arrests. Southern Arizona DUI Task Force arrested 397 drivers. The West Valley DUI Task force made 365 DUI arrests in Arizona. The 2010/2011 Arizona DUI sobriety checkpoint taskforce numbers were for this same holiday time frame in 2009/2010 was actually 26% lower. .
Those arrested for DUI were accused of either drunk driving because of alcohol or AZ DUI with Drugs (meaning allegedly driving impaired due to the influence of drugs, or other toxic substance). Note that this figure of 3500 DUI arrests in Arizona represent the number of people charged, but not yet convicted, and not yet found “guilty” of the DUI charges for which they were arrested. They are considered innocent until and unless they are proven guilty. Those arrested will have an opportunity to obtain legal representation with a qualified Arizona criminal defense attorney or DUI lawyer in Arizona to challenge the DUI, for justification, and to defend their Arizona DUI charges.
If you have been arrested in Maricopa County for AZ DUI other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Arizona criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor). The Law Office of James Novak is devoted 100% to defending DUI, Drug & criminal charges in valley wide within Maricopa County including Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert Arizona, East Valley, AZ and surrounding cities of Phoenix metro area.
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