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How to handle a DUI arrest in Arizona

Don’t Refuse the Blood Alcohol Concentration Test

If police order you to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), you should comply. The consequences of refusing are particularly harsh in Arizona, including that your driving license will be suspended for a year. Further, the officer may obtain a search warrant to make still you submit to BAC testing. Finally, you could still be convicted of DUI without a chemical test.

The prosecutor may argue that the reason you refused to submit the BAC test was that you knew you were intoxicated. Therefore, it is generally in your best interest to comply when police ask you to submit to a BAC test. When you submit, demand a second sample be preserved for testing by an independent lab.

 

In Summary

Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. If you are ever charged with DUI, you want to consult with an experienced DUI attorney, at the first opportunity, to maximize the chances and opportunities for a strong defense.

From the start of any police encounter until its conclusion, you should ask for your attorney and invoke your right to remain silent. If there is a chance, you might need an attorney in the future, establish the relationship now, and keep your attorney’s card with you at all times.

 

How to handle a DUI arrest in Arizona

 

What To Do Next:

If you’ve never needed an attorney before, finding the right one may seem daunting. We listen, educate, and guide you to an informed decision.

Arizona Traffic Lawyer Michael Kielsky is a Criminal Law, DUI, and Traffic Ticket attorney, recognized as a leader in providing efficient, creative, and diligent representation. When faced with a threat to your way of life, your liberty, or your property, call us to discuss your options.

Contact our experienced Criminal Law team if you or someone you love faces criminal or traffic charges at:

Michael Kielsky
480.461.5309
[email protected]

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