What is the DUI Squad? – Fountain Hills

On various holidays and other times throughout the year there are DUI checkpoints set up to catch drunk drivers in Fountain Hills. There are many ways to increase your chances of a favorable outcome at these checkpoints. The officers will be looking for nervousness, impairment, slurred speech, open alcohol containers, various drug paraphernalia, and the smell of alcohol or drugs.

Some ways to prevent unnecessary suspicion include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Have your license and registration ready for the officers. Fumbling and searching will arouse suspicion.
  • Speak clearly and definitively. Uncertainty or slurred speech can cause the officers to suspect impairment.
  • Always remain calm and respectful. Nervousness and agitation can result in suspicion of your sobriety.

While you may not always be able to avoid these checkpoints, it is important to remember your constitutional rights.

First, you have the right to remain silent. Do not provide any more information than you have to. You are not required to tell the police officer what you were doing, when or where you were doing it. Any added information can be detrimental to you getting through this checkpoint.

Second, it is unwise to perform field sobriety tests. You can respectfully say "I do not consent to field sobriety tests".

Once you are asked to step out of the vehicle, it is important to strongly and clearly demand to speak to an attorney.

What to Do if Arrested for DUI

If you are arrested for DUI, then you must immediately speak with a DUI attorney from the Rosenstein Law Group. We have the skills and the experience that you will need on your side to combat the accusations made against you. It is important to remember your Fifth Amendment rights in this case, do not give any information to the police officers without first consulting with your legal assistance.

Free Consultation with an Attorney

Need a DUI lawyer for your charges in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale or elsewhere in Arizona? Contact the Rosenstein Law Group for the professional legal help you need at 480-248-7666.