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Can you be charged with a BAC under 0.08?

It is well-known by most drivers in Arizona that if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or above, you could be charged with drunk driving. This in turn could cost you your license and leave you facing the possibility of hefty fines or time in prison. If your BAC is particularly high, you could face even more severe charges. For example, a BAC of 0.15 or above could result in Extreme DUI charges, while 0.20 or above is termed "Super Extreme."

Harming someone could elevate your DUI charge

Being caught up in an accident in Arizona is often a traumatic experience for all involved. Aside from potential injuries and damage to your vehicle, you may also have the worry of being investigated for any potential responsibility for the crash. One thing that could count against you in this circumstance is the presence of alcohol in your system.

Multiple moving violations can lead to license suspension

As most drivers in Arizona know, it is all too easy to get carried away on the roads. If you are in a hurry to get somewhere, perhaps in the event of an emergency or even if your mind is preoccupied and you lose track of your speed, you could get picked up for a moving violation. Unfortunately, if this happens too often, it could lead to the revocation of your driver's license.

Arizona man arrested on DUI suspicion

It isn't unheard of in Arizona for numerous drivers to be stopped on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol. Not only is this an inconvenience that can throw the rest of their day out, if any of the tests they undergo suggest that they may be intoxicated, there is a chance that they could face charges. Of course, this system is in place to protect road users from the potential harm that can be caused by drunk drivers. However, sometimes innocent people can come under suspicion as part of the process.

Refusing a breath test can sometimes be beneficial

For many drivers in Arizona, the thought of being pulled over by police is a daunting one. Even if you have done nothing wrong, it can be distressing to be investigated. Furthermore, you may be asked to undergo several tests that could potentially incriminate you, leaving you faced with drunk driving charges. Of course, if you are not under the influence of alcohol, the chances are that you will be fine. However these tests are not always accurate.

What is the legal BAC limit for young drivers?

In Arizona, drunk driving is taken extremely seriously. As such, the associated penalties for being caught intoxicated behind the wheel of a vehicle can be extremely harsh. This is no less the case for young drivers. In fact, the restrictions on drivers under the legal drinking age are in many ways far tougher than those imposed on adults.

How accurate are field sobriety tests?

If you are stopped by officers in Arizona because they suspect you of driving drunk, you may be faced with a number of tests. Whether or not you have been drinking, this can be a distressing experience as even if you are completely sober you may worry that the test results could be misleading. As such, you might decide to refuse the tests altogether. However, it is important to note that if you do so, this could lead to the suspension of your driver's license.

BAC tests are not always reliable

As many drivers in Arizona will know, if your car is stopped by officers, there is a chance that they will ask you to submit to tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration. This can be somewhat daunting, as you may worry that the results could incriminate you, even if you are sober. It can often come down to the accuracy of the test and how well-maintained the device is.

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