A Phoenix Arizona DUI arrest can be a frightening and traumatic experience. Any Arizona DUI conviction will require a jail sentence, fines, counseling, and ignition interlock device. It is a serious offense. If charged with an Arizona DUI, you should contact an experienced Arizona DUI Lawyer as soon as possible.
Most people do not want their family, friends, or work to find out about it. They wish to put their AZ DUI arrest in the pas, and keep it as low key as possible. An Arizona DUI offense should not give cause for public humiliation. In the end, for many their DUI was simply lapse in judgment. The fact is that an Arizona DUI arrest can happen to anyone, any time, even to those who don't drink alcohol. For example, maybe you took a common over the counter cold medicine. And perhaps unknown to you it contained a small amount of alcohol or narcotic ingredient which you to be "impairment to the slightest degree" while driving. Does that make you a criminal? Do you deserve to be publicly humiliated, and embarrassed? Many people think not.
However, Maricopa County, Arizona officials do not see it that way, and feel otherwise. One of the new Web-Sites it operates actually posts the names, mug shots and blood alcohol content levels of people who have been arrested for Arizona DUI. The current County Attorney, Andrew Tomas openly states the following:
"People convicted of DUI will now have their photographs posted on this web site. If these offenders feel embarrassed or ashamed to be identified this way, that's tough. They should have thought of that before endangering other people by driving an automobile - a potential deadly weapon - on our roadways while under the influence of alcohol or drugs."
Currently, there are at least two websites that publish Arizona DUI mug shots. These Arizona websites are not without controversy. Currently they continue to run without opposition. Perhaps down the road new officials will reconsider if this practice. For now this campaign continues to run.
If you have been charged with an Arizona DUI, other Arizona Criminal offense contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Phoenix Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).
The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa Arizona and surrounding areas valley-wide.
This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.