Peoria, AZ (PressExposure) July 01, 2011 -- The Law Office of Corso & Rhude has compiled a list of places in the metro Phoenix area to see fireworks celebrations during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.
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While you're out with your family this Fourth of July weekend, the attorneys at the Law Office of Corso & Rhude want you to stop and think: Have you had a drink? Mobile DUI units will be out in force on Fourth of July weekend and the DUI checkpoints mean plenty of Arizonans will receive DUI citations. Last year, more than 400 people were arrested for driving under the influence during Fourth of July weekend.
"DUIs are very common on long holiday weekends and Fourth of July weekend is no exception," said Christopher Corso, of the Law Office of Corso & Rhude. "During the holidays, people tend to relax their standards and don't think twice about driving after having a couple of beers."
Corso and his law partner John Rhude know from experience the problems that can arise from long holiday weekends. Both attorneys previously prosecuted DUIs, DWIs and OUIs for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Combined, Corso and Rhude have handled more than 15,000 DUI cases as prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Since Fourth of July 2011 is a three-day weekend this year, drivers are commonly distracted and many times inebriated. In fact, 434 people were cited for DUIs during Fourth of July weekend last year in Arizona, up from 350 the year before.
"Fourth of July is a dangerous holiday to drive," Rhude said, citing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. "Adding alcohol to that mix is a recipe for disaster."
Arizona law requires that any person found guilty of drinking and driving (even a first offense) serve jail time. And DUI convictions can also include extensive fines up to $2,500, suspension of driving privileges and the installation of an ignition interlock device - even for first offenders.
"Think before you drink and drive," said law partner Christopher Corso. "Doing so will keep you from becoming a statistic and keep your family safe."
In addition to DUIs and DWIs, the Law Office of Corso & Rhude handles a myriad of criminal cases, including domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, criminal speeding, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.
The experienced defense lawyers at Corso & Rhude serve clients throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.
The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 9210 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 102, Peoria, Arizona, 85382. To schedule a free consultation, please visit http://www.corsorhude.com or call (602) 254-3188.