Month: September 2014

Mr. English elected to Board of Directors for Yavapai County Bar Association

Yav-BarMr. English was elected as secretary of the Board of Directors for the Yavapai County Bar Association (YCBA).  Elections were held October 2013 for all current Board positions.  YCBA is the voice of Yavapai County’s diverse legal community and works to support and inform their 210 attorney members and numerous associate members, as well as members of the public.

YCBA offers programs for attorneys that provide current knowledge and up-to-date tools to expand and enrich their practices.  They also have public programs to help the public to find qualified lawyers, resolve disputes and gain knowledge about their legal rights and responsibilities.   The mission of the Yavapai County Bar Association is to serve the community and enhance the legal profession by promoting the competency, ethics and professionalism of its members.

For a full listing of the YCBA Board of Directors, view their website here.

DUI Defense

Over Labor Day Weekend, Arizona police issued a four-day statewide DUI enforcement crackdown and arrested 582 people on suspicion of DUI. That’s 79 more than last year, or about a 16 percent increase.  Of those arrested, the average blood alcohol content was .145. DUIs in which authorities suspected drug use increased about 21 percent from last year to 103.  The categories with the biggest increases from 2013 were liquor citations issued to people under 21.

Recently, Phoenix Suns player P.J. Tucker was arrested on suspicion of “super extreme DUI”.  Tucker’s blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field, according to Scottsdale police. A blood test administered after Tucker was taken to jail and later analyzed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety showed his blood alcohol-content to be .222, according to the police report.

Each type of DUI in Arizona comes with a different set of penalties and the more severe the DUI, the harsher the consequences.

An experienced DUI attorney knows the right defenses to secure minimum penalties and the best possible outcome for you.  The relationship you have with your DUI attorney makes it possible to be open and forthright about anything related to the alleged crime, but you should not talk about the case or make any admissions to anyone other than your attorney.

If you are arrested, have received criminal or DUI charges, or there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, contact the English Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your matter and defense options.  If retained, Mr. English will protect your rights and provide an effective defense on your behalf. This will increase your chances of being treated fairly and obtaining a more favorable outcome in your case.