Peoria, AZ 11/3/2011 2:13:43 PM
News / Law

Gobble Law Office of Corso & Rhude Giving Away Thanksgiving Turkeys

The Law Office of Corso & Rhude is giving away free turkeys in November on its Facebook page.

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 22, the Peoria law firm will give away a turkey per day to Arizona residents who first “like”, then post a comment on the company’s Facebook page. Arizona residents are eligible to enter once per day but can only win one turkey.

In addition to entering the contest, Facebook visitors will also find helpful holiday tips, Thanksgiving dinner cooking tips and helpful legal information on the Corso & Rhude page.

“We consider ourselves a part of the community and enjoy opportunities to give back," said John Rhude of the Law Office of Corso & Rhude. “And besides, who couldn’t use a free turkey?”

“Thanksgiving is an important time for reconnecting with family and it’s also an extremely dangerous time because of drunk drivers,” said Christopher Corso, Rhude’s law partner at Corso & Rhude. “Few people know that Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday of the year when it comes to drunk driving.”

According to a 2009 Forbes magazine study, an average of 401 people die each year on New Year’s Day, the fifth worst holiday for drunk driving. The worst is Thanksgiving, with an average of 567 deaths each year.

Rhude believes many people let their guard down on Thanksgiving, with the day-long festivities encouraging them to not only drink more, but assume that they haven’t had as much to drink.

“And then, of course, they get in their car and drive home,” he said.

Rhude and his law partner Christopher Corso know from experience the Arizona DUI problems that can arise during the Thanksgiving weekend. 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.

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.

“DUI is a serious offense and something that no person should take lightly,” Corso said. “When you’re armed with the facts, it makes it even more vital that you have a designated driver if you plan on drinking – even on Thanksgiving.”

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 criminal speeding 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 contact us.

Al Stevens
Law Office of Corso & Rhude
9210 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 102
Peoria, AZ