The Glendale Arizona police force just received a series of grants that could conceivably make their streets a whole lot safer. In total, the Arizona DUI special task force in Glendale will be receiving in excess of sixty thousand dollars in grant money to provide the training, equipment and extra personnel necessary to get more drivers suspected of DUI off of the roads.
In addition to providing the officers of the task force with more training and better equipment, a portion of the grant money will also be used to increase awareness of the potential dangers of a DUI. Programs to illustrate the consequences of DUI will be conducted in schools and throughout the community.
The increased efforts and improved training will likely lead to many more Arizona residents suffering what are some of the toughest DUI consequences in the country. Drivers convicted of a DUI in the state of Arizona could potentially face fines of up to twenty-five hundred dollars, lose their licenses for three months and spend more than a week behind bars. Depending upon the level of intoxication, first time offenders may also have their cars impounded or be forced by courts to have an ignition interlock devices installed in their cars in order to drive.
Being arrested for a DUI in any state should cause a driver to seriously consider making a call to a qualified DUI attorney, but in a state with laws as severe as Arizona that call is an absolute necessity. Trying to defend yourself may seem like a good way to potentially save money, but it’s a decision that will most likely cost you much more in the long run. Hiring a good DUI attorney will give you a much better chance of coming away from your DUI hearing with a ruling that doesn’t impact your life too greatly.