As many know, a breathalyzer is a machine that police officers and prosecutors often use to measure a person's blood alcohol level (BAC), when they feel a person is driving under the influence. How a breathalyzer works is, it takes a small sample of a person's breath and estimates how much alcohol is in the sample. Then the officers and prosecutors use these results to estimate how much alcohol is in a person's blood. In the state of Arizona, the legal limit of a person 21 years and older is a BAC of 0.08%. If a person is asked to perform a breath analysis test and the machine records the person's BAC as over the legal limit, then they will be arrested and prosecuted for DUI, and the breathalyzer results could become central to the prosecution's case.
This past weekend the Rosenstein Law Group was happy to have a presence at The Great Arizona Beer Festival at Tempe Beach Park reminding participants to not drink and drive. This festival showcased over 50 of our country's finest breweries and over 200 original craft beers. Even though the weekend was abnormally rainy for Arizona, it did not stop beer-lovers from putting on their ponchos and having a good time. We were happy to also remind them to have a safe one.
Here at the Rosenstein Law Group we pride ourselves on having some of the most knowledgeable DUI professionals among our staff. With mandatory jail time and extremely high fines for first time offenders, the state of Arizona is known for having the strictest DUI laws across the country. Therefore, if you ever find yourself accused in Arizona for a DUI, you will the services of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys like ours to navigate you out of the criminal justice system.
This past weekend the Rosenstein Law Group attended the bi-monthly Medical Farmers Market, hosted by CAMP 420. CAMP 420 is the Campaign Against Marijuana Prohibition, a local activist group in Arizona. These activists are proud supporters of the medical marijuana law, Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). CAMP 420 works to educate communities about cannabis, and change Arizona's severe marijuana laws.
At the beginning of this month, in preparation for the Super Bowl, police departments increased DUI enforcement across the country trying to decrease the number of DUI arrests. Unfortunately, that plan did not work out well for the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD), as one of their on duty officers was taken into custody over the weekend. Sgt. John McGrath was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night after being involved in an accident with a marked UAPD vehicle. Sgt. McGrath was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.20, which is classified as a Super Extreme DUI.
Craig Rosenstein was welcomed into the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) earlier this year as a Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 in the state of Arizona. This award is given out to lawyers who have demonstrated leadership and success early in their careers, and who foster growth in the legal profession by upholding the highest standards of practice.
Nowadays, with technology being essential in daily life, there is an "app" for pretty much everything and anything you want. Recently BACtrack, a breathalyzer brand trusted by schools, hospitals, and law enforcement, released a new form of breathalyzer called the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. This new product is a compact breathalyzer, which costs around $150. It also has a mobile app anyone with a smart phone can download and use to track their blood alcohol content (BAC) whenever they've had an alcoholic beverage.
With warm weather just around the corner, people are starting to book vacations and put on their swimsuits and party hats. Lake Havasu City, Arizona has been the premier destination spot for spring breakers looking to have some fun. However, if you're headed toward the party city, be cautious because law enforcement in the area are taking serious actions towards drinking and driving, which can lead to jail time and loss of license.
On behalf of the Rosenstein Law Group we would like to welcome our newest attorney, Jefferson Simmons, to our DUI defense team. Jefferson received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Political Science from Westminster College in May of 2003. After his undergraduate degree he decided to pursue a law degree, at Syracuse University College of Law. While in school, Jefferson spent his summers at the prestigious law firm, Metz Lewis LLC, in Pittsburg, as a summer intern where he researched and wrote memorandum for law on a variety of topics and was involved in all aspects of pretrial litigation. Jefferson earned his Juris Doctorate degree in May of 2006.
Rosenstein Law Group is proud to announce we have been voted for Ranking Arizona's: The Best of Arizona Business Top Ten DUI Attorneys 20 or fewer for their 2014 edition!