DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
When you drive on Arizona roads, you give consent for the police to test your blood, breath, or urine for the purposes of determining alcohol concentration. A.R.S. §28-1321(A). This means that if police have probable cause, you cannot refuse a test or you immediately lose your driver’s license, and the police will still likely cite you for DUI.
There are two main types of DUI in Arizona: 1) DUI and 2) aggravated DUI. A DUI occurs when either you have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above within 2 hours of driving, or impair to the slightest degree. Most people have heard of the .08 BAC rule, but many people do not know that you can be found guilty of DUI with a BAC less than .08. If you are “impaired to the slightest degree” with a BAC of only .05, when you are guilty of a DUI. This means that for some people, they can be cited for DUI for as little as 2 standard drinks.
If you were cited for a DUI call immediately. Law enforcement are required to follow the proper steps when citing you; we will make sure your rights were not violated. We understand the process and understand the science behind DUI laws to ensure your citation was proper. Call experienced attorneys that will protect you.
Driving Under the Influence has serious penalties; including jail time, fines, and a revoked license. DUI cases often rely on scientific tests to prove a person’s guilt. A good attorney understands the science behind the test, knows where to look for flaws in the State’s case.
If arrested for Driving Under the Influence you need to ask for a lawyer and call immediately. While you are required to take a blood or breath test, you can refuse Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs). The penalties for DUI include, suspension of your driver’s license, fines, and jail time.
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