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College athlete arrested for drunk driving

It can often seem to some people in Arizona that the media and the general public is quick to believe that a person accused of a criminal offense is guilty. When it comes to driving under the influence offenses, there is a strong stereotype that incorrectly allows too many people to assume anyone arrested for these types of charges are irresponsible and reckless individuals. That is simply not true.

Candidate shows ability to rebound from DUI

People in Arizona who find themselves facing criminal charges of any nature may often be concerned that their lives will never be the same. However, defendants should be able to believe that they can come back from a criminal arrest or even conviction and create a positive and productive future for themselves both personally and professionally. One man from Arizona is in a situation today that exemplifies this.

Termination not mandated after DUI conviction

Arizona residents who have been arrested for suspected drunk driving might have a wide range of consequences about which to be concerned. In addition to things like fines, loss of driving privileges or the potential required use of an ignition interlock device, people might worry about the ability to retain their jobs or to get new jobs if they are ultimately convicted of a driving under the influence offense.

The effectiveness of ignition interlock devices

Facing the repercussions of driving while under the influence can certainly be distressing. For one, Arizona residents charged with a DUI must pay hefty fines, attend a potentially mandatory alcohol abuse program and can even go to jail. As if these penalties were not enough, some drivers are required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles. Many may wonder, are these devices really effective in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road?  

Arizona's DUI laws, explained

Facing a potential charge for driving under the influence can be a frightening time, needless to say. Arizona drivers currently going through these situations may be wondering how, exactly, the state's laws address DUI offenses. To best manage a tough predicament involving a possible DUI, it can benefit drivers to better understand Arizona's regulations. 

What are Arizona's underage alcohol laws?

Most people are aware that under most circumstances, the consumption of alcoholic beverages by a person who is 20 years old or younger is against the law in Arizona. In fact, this is actually illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, that is not the only provision in the law surrounding alcohol and minors in Arizona. Having a broader understanding of what is and what is not legal is important for all people in the state, especially if they are accused of an offense related to minors and alcohol.

Arizona residents see tougher DUI penalty

While certainly people in Arizona recognize that alcohol or drugs may impair the ability to drive a motor vehicle safely in some circumstances, the fact remains that social drinking is a part of life and it can be difficult at times to know when a person is able to safely operate a vehicle and when they are not. In addition, just like with many other accidents, those crashes in which a driver had previously consumed either alcohol or drugs may be influenced by other factors as well. Despite this, it is the driver alleged to be drunk who often takes the lion's share of the blame.

Some call for changes to DUI enforcement

For a great many adults in Arizona, having a glass of wine, a beer or another type of cocktail with friends or family members is a normal part of life. Whether at a happy hour after work, at a dinner part or a celebration for a special event or holiday, people frequently get in their cars to drive home afterwards. Despite this being completely socially acceptable, now more than ever there is increased scrutiny on the approach to driving after drinking in America.

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