Arizona DUI Attorney
The Arizona DUI laws are as tough, or tougher, than any state in the nation. The creation of newer, stricter laws has raised the stakes for any driver stopped and charged with driving under the influence. Even convictions for a standard DUI carry mandatory license suspensions and jail time. Contacting an experienced attorney can help you face felony or misdemeanor DUI charges. We can also help you retain your rights during an “Extreme DUI” or “Super Extreme DUI” crisis.
Arizona DUI Mandatory Penalties
On January 1, 2012, the new Arizona DUI Mandatory Penalties went into effect for individuals charged with operating a vehicle Under the Influence. The creation of mandatory DUI penalties has made it much more difficult for any driver stopped and charged with driving under the influence. Even standard DUI convictions now carry mandatory license suspensions and jail time. Contacting an experienced attorney can help you face felony or misdemeanor DUI charges. We can also help you retain your rights during an ”Extreme DUI” or “Super Extreme DUI” crisis. For a complete overview of the mandatory penalties involved, please see our article entitled Arizona DUI Mandatory Penalties.
What should I do if I am pulled over?
The police have the right to stop drivers of motor vehicles if a traffic offense is observed. Only reasonable suspicion to believe that a traffic violation has occurred is required to justify the stop. Among the more common reasons for stopping a vehicle are speeding, illegal turn or following too closely.
Police can question a motorist about the purpose of his or her travels. The police cannot continue to detain a motorist after the completion of the traffic stop unless during the course of the stop suspicion of other criminal activity is uncovered. For this reason, police will often ask a motorist they suspect of being involved in criminal activity a series of questions designed to develop evidence. What you need to remember is that you are under no obligation to answer such invasive questions. Under Arizona law, you must provide the officer with your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
You can refuse to take any roadside sobriety test without penalty. You can also refuse to take a breathalizer, but the officer on scene can apply for an immediate warrant to draw blood without your permission. This also adds additional penalties.
Do not admit to anything. Anything you say to a police officer can and will be used against you in court. The best practice is to remain silent.
Protect Your Rights
The information provided on this site is no substitute for the advice of an experienced Arizona DUI Attorney. The Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona DUI Attorney that you meet with for your consultation will have solid experience with DUI laws in Arizona. Enholm Law, PLLC promises clear fee structures, easy affordable payment plans, comprehensive trial plans, excellent communication and ongoing training in all areas of Arizona DUI Law.
To protect your rights, and your future, Call (602)889-6273 for a initial consultation with an experienced Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona DUI Attorney today.