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How does age affect DUI charges?

Driving with any alcohol in your system can be risky, as many drivers in Arizona already know. Even if you know you are not over the limit, everyone reacts to alcohol differently. If your driving appears to be impaired, this could result in you being investigated for drunk driving. Furthermore, if officers can smell alcohol on you, this could raise their suspicions even if you pass a Breathalyzer test.

Arizona man encourages officer to arrest him

Being investigated for drunk driving is never a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you are guilty of the alleged offense or not. You may need to undergo several tests to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol concentration. However, even if you are sober, these tests can be daunting and your nervousness can throw you off, making you appear less competent than you are at the time.

How does age affect DUI charges?

As many drivers in Arizona will know, being charged with drunk driving is a very serious matter. In general, the legal limit is 0.08 percent. If your blood alcohol concentration is under this number, then the chances are that you will not be charged. However, this is only the case if you are aged 21 or over. Any younger than that and you are below the legal drinking age.

DUI allegations sometimes lead to license suspensions

As many Arizona drivers know, losing your license can be a huge inconvenience. It is easy to forget just how vital being able to drive can be to your day-to-day routine. Do you drive to work or to take your children to school? Do you need your vehicle for grocery shopping or days out with your family? All of these things can be compromised if your license is suspended or revoked.

Was your traffic stop legal?

In Arizona, authorities are constantly on the lookout for drunk drivers, in order to keep the roads as safe as possible. If officers suspect that you may be intoxicated behind the wheel, there is a chance that they will stop and question you. However, there are several rules to which officers must adhere during a traffic stop for their actions to be considered legal.

You may not always want to submit to a breath test

For drivers in New York, being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving is a worrying prospect. If you are found to be over the limit, you could face severe legal repercussions. However, if you refuse to submit to breath tests or other tests designed to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol concentration, you could risk the suspension of your license.

Extra patrols added to combat drunk driving in Arizona

It is no secret that Arizona takes drunk driving extremely seriously. Every year, countless families are affected by accidents on the roads caused by people under the influence of alcohol. As such, some areas of the state have decided to crack down on the issue, implementing extra measures to help them catch drunk drivers.

Be prepared for a field sobriety test

If you are stopped in Arizona on suspicion of drunk driving, you may already have an idea of what to expect. The chances are that you will be asked to submit to various tests in order to determine your sobriety and your blood alcohol concentration. Although you are not obliged to agree to any of these tests, it is important to remember that by possessing a driver's license, you are subject to implied consent regulations.

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