Where were you arrested? A DUI is a state offense, but each jurisdiction handles them slightly differently.
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When you have been involved in an accident, officers attending the scene will want to know what happened, what condition you were in while driving and whether anything you did may have contributed to the accident. In particular, they are likely to check whether you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, even if another driver initially appears to have been the one at fault in the crash. If you are found to be over the legal limitt, you could face DUI charges.
Many drivers in Arizona have been stopped at some point or another. Often officers simply need to run some routine checks and then they can send you on your way. However, if you fail certain tests, such as field sobriety tests, it is possible that you will be accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Not only could this cost you your license, but it could also lead to criminal charges.
Many drivers in Arizona not only rely on their driving license for getting around in their day-to-day lives, but also to permit them to do their jobs. In a lot of cases, this can require a specific license for driving commercial vehicles as an unsuitable driver could put the lives of many at risk. For the same reason, the penalties for driving offenses in a commercial vehicle are often higher than those for individuals in private vehicles.
If you are facing drunk driving charges in Arizona, you may wonder what will happen next. Will you be fined, lose your license or even be sentenced to time in prison? Of course, hopefully you will escape conviction altogether. However, it is important to be aware of the potential penalties you could face so you can prepare yourself and weigh up your options more effectively.
You may not realize that simply following your doctor's orders could result in drunk driving charges. There has been a growing number of motorists in the state who have been charged with DUI for using prescription medication.
For drivers in Arizona, being charged with drunk driving is a serious matter. It can lead to license suspension, fines and even prison time, not to mention the mark it leaves on your record. Furthermore, if your charges arise from a road accident, there is a chance that there could be even more complications. After an accident you may already be shaken and worried about whether anyone has been harmed. Having to face a criminal investigation on top of this can be extremely taxing.
In Arizona, the legal age for the consumption of alcohol is 21. As such, young drivers need to be especially careful if they intend to get behind the wheel of a car when they have been drinking. This is because many states carry a zero tolerance policy when it comes to the blood alcohol content of drivers under the legal drinking age. As a result, if you are stopped with any alcohol in your system while driving, you could face criminal charges.
If you have ever been stopped on suspicion of drunk driving in Arizona, you may already be familiar with the range of tests that are often required. There is a good chance that the officers present may ask you to perform a breath test. They are also likely to request that you participate in a number of field sobriety tests. Unfortunately, the results of these tests are not always as reliable as you might hope.
For drivers in Arizona, the thought of being Breathalyzed can often be a worrying one. Of course, theoretically it should not be a problem if you are not over the legal limit. However, even if you have had nothing to drink at all, you may be concerned that the machine could malfunction and give a false reading. As a result, you may then be charged and face the taxing process of a criminal investigation.
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