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This Saturday is the first Real, Wild, and Woody Beer Festival in Tempe, AZ. The festival features over thirty craft breweries and draws attention to the growing beer scene in Arizona. A ticket offers 20 tastings and a beer glass.
While the beer festival is smaller-scale, events like this are drawing more attention from the local police in the Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale areas. As more beer fests pop up in the state of Arizona, we want to remind Arizona residents and visitors to not drink and drive.
DUI arrests have been growing from last year. This last Fourth of July, 400 people were arrested for DUIs in the state of Arizona. DUI consequences range in severity from:
Many visitors don’t know that Arizona has arguably the strictest DUI laws in the nation with the harshest punishments. There are different levels of DUIs in Arizona, including: Standard DUIs, Extreme DUIs, and Aggravated DUIs.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are pulled over for suspicion of a DUI, know that you have a right to an attorney. When pulled over, you must produce your license, proof of insurance, and registration when requested. You also must allow a search of your person to make sure there are no weapons. Besides that, it is best to say as little as possible and politely request an attorney.
Always ask to speak to an attorney before a breath or blood test. The police officer is investigating you for a crime and trying to collect evidence. You have no duty to incriminate yourself.
It is your right to speak to an attorney if you are pulled over for suspicion of a DUI. In this situation, call The Weingart Firm immediately for legal advice and representation. Your first consultation will be free! The Weingart Firm has been representing dui cases for over 24 years. Mike Weingart, the founder of the firm, was once a city court judge for Tempe and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona. The Weingart Firm was created in 1988, around the time Arizona law started to get very strict with DUIs. For the most experienced and knowledgeable representation, contact The Weingart Firm: (480) 897-8737. We represent clients in the Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ areas.
Please enjoy the beer festival responsibly and don’t drink and drive!