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Corso & Rhude Explain How to Successfully Defend an Arizona DUI

More than 18,000 people were charged with a DUI in Arizona in 2010, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and even a first offense can bring jail time.

Phoenix, AZ, March 16, 2011 -- An Arizona DUI charge carries with it serious consequences for you, your family and your career. Being able to successfully defend yourself against an Arizona DUI charge is important, according to the Law Office of Corso & Rhude.

More than 18,000 people were charged with a DUI in Arizona in 2010, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and even a first offense can bring jail time. And since many people usually know of someone who has gone through a similar experience, the lure of second-hand advice makes many people think they don’t need to hire a lawyer to defend them in court.

“The only way to make sure you’re receiving a fair shake in a court of law is to have an experienced attorney by your side,” said Christopher Corso of the Law Office of Corso & Rhude. “The state uses experienced prosecutors to argue their case. You should hire an experienced DUI defense attorney to do the same.”

Corso and his law partner, John Rhude, offer this advice from their own personal experience. For several years, both men worked as prosecutors for Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Between the two of them, they prosecuted thousands of Maricopa County DUIs.

During that time, they argued many cases, including cases where defendants represented themselves.

“DUI charges in Arizona are a serious matter and require experienced Arizona DUI defense lawyers,” Rhude said. “Without legal experience, you lack the proper tools to argue your case effectively in a court of law. And that can spell disaster.”

DUI in Arizona is a criminal offense punishable by up to six months in the county jail and up to a $2,500 fine plus an 84 percent surcharge. The experienced Arizona DUI attorneys at Corso & Rhude will represent you in your DUI defense case and work hard to protect your rights.

“Arizona law requires that anyone found guilty of a first offense DUI serve a mandatory jail sentence,” said Corso, who specializes in DUI defense charges in Phoenix. “The fines for DUI can be severe and the law requires an interlock device, as well as, other restrictions on your driving privileges.”

If you’re charged with a DUI in Phoenix, it is critical to your case that you get a strong defense team with experienced DUI defense lawyers working for you as soon as possible.

The Arizona DUI defense attorneys at the Law Office of Corso & Rhude do everything in their power to protect your family and advocate for your rights. They have the experience and expertise to deal with DUI charges in Arizona and will fight to get the charges dismissed and preserve your family.

Every DUI defense case in Arizona is different and the outcome is dependent upon the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the DUI charges, which makes having an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney even more important.

For instance, if you’re charged with an aggravated DUI in Arizona, you may be facing a serious felony offense. You may be charged with Aggravated DUI/DWI if any of the following conditions apply to your case: arrested for a DUI, DWI, Extreme DUI/DWI or Super Extreme DUI / DWI; your driver’s license is suspended, restricted, revoked or canceled; committing three or more DUIs within the past 84 months; or driving with a passenger under the age of 15 in the vehicle.

“The Law Office of Corso & Rhude wants to help make sure a DUI charge doesn't ruin your life,” Rhude said. “We'll fight for your family and your future.”

In addition to DUI defense, the Law Office of Corso & Rhude handles all criminal defense cases, including domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, criminal speeding, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

The experienced DUI 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, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.

To schedule a free consultation, please visit or call (602) 254-3188. The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 9210 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 102, Peoria, Arizona, 85382.

Contact :
Al Stevens
Law Office of Corso & Rhude
9210 W. Union Hills Drive
Suite 102
Peoria, Arizona 85382

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