Spring break is just about here and in many areas of the country that means a full week of partying for college kids who are trying to blow off steam after a stressful semester. In an effort to keep the public as safe as possible the Cochise County Sherriff’s Office in Arizona has set up a special DUI task force in order to target people driving under the influence during spring break.
The task force will begin operations this Sunday and continue efforts through March 19th. There will be an increase in officer presence on the streets and the task force will participate in saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints throughout the county.
Arizona has some of the most severe penalties in the country when it comes to a DUI conviction. Depending on the details of the case a first time Arizona DUI offender could face fines of up to $2500, lose their driver’s license for three months and spend up to ten days in jail.
Any driver who gets arrested for a DUI in Arizona would be wise to reach out to an experienced Arizona DUI attorney as soon as possible following the arrest. Having a good DUI attorney on your side at the outset of your case is the best way to minimize the potential punishments face from a DUI conviction.