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Be prepared for your DUI trial

In Arizona, the roads can often become very busy and it is no surprise that accidents are a common occurrence. No matter how careful you are, it only takes a slight mistake to precipitate a disastrous incident. If this happens, not only are you likely to be left injured and shaken, but you may also be faced with a criminal investigation. Officers will want to determine whether you were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and if you are suspected of drunk driving, you could face serious charges.

How can an underage drinking conviction affect your life?

In Arizona, many drivers on the roads are under the age of 21. Owning a car can be extremely beneficial, allowing young people to expand their horizons, find better job prospects and live more independently. However, all of this can be jeopardized by a DUI charge. As the legal drinking age is 21, if you are younger than this and found to be driving drunk, you could face serious criminal charges.

Refusing a breath test is not always the right choice

Every year in Arizona, countless drivers are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Some do not realize that they are over the limit. Others may not have been drinking at all. Whatever the case, if you appear to be driving erratically, there is a chance that you may be pulled over and asked to submit to a series of tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration.

Cardinals player suspended over DUI charge

In Arizona, it is a well-known fact that criminal charges can have a severe impact on your life even before you go to court or face conviction. Some people may make up their minds about whether they believe you are guilty long before a verdict can be determined. You might also be suspended from your job while investigations are underway and could also find that the pressure of the situation becomes detrimental to your health.

Arizona man secures reduced sentence

It is not uncommon for drivers in Arizona to be intercepted on suspicion of drunk driving. The slightest mistake can make your driving appear erratic and may cause officers to suspect that your driving may be impaired. As a result, you might be Breathalyzed or even asked to submit to a number of field sobriety tests. However, these tests are often quite accurate, so if you have not been drinking, you are likely to be fine.

Be prepared for a field sobriety test

If you are stopped while driving in Arizona, there is a chance that the officer who has pulled you over suspects you of drunk driving. If so, he or she may ask you to submit to a number of tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration and whether your ability to drive is impaired in any way. If you are found to be under the influence of alcohol, you could be charged.

Can child support delinquency cost you your license?

Holding a driver's license is important to a lot of people as it greatly facilitates getting about, no matter where in the United States you live. However, as most drivers in Arizona know, there are several ways in which you can lose your driving privileges and have your license suspended or revoked. This can greatly inhibit your day-to-day activities and could even cost you your job if driving is essential to your work.

Stopping for no reason could raise DUI suspicions

No matter how experienced you are as a driver, everyone has bad days or days when they are simply not as alert as they should be. Unfortunately, as many drivers in Arizona have learned, this can be very dangerous and may have serious consequences. It only takes a single mistake to lead to disaster. As such, the authorities are constantly on the look out for signs of erratic or unusual driving on the roads.

Are felony DUI laws the same everywhere?

In Arizona, a DUI conviction can turn your life upside-down. Whether it is considered a minor offense or a serious crime, the penalties can still have a significant impact on your future. You might lose your license, or have to fit an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. You could even be fined or sent to jail. To make things worse, if the charges are elevated to the level of felonies, the penalties could be even more severe.

A DUI conviction could affect your insurance costs

In Arizona, being able to drive is extremely useful, and many young people get their license as soon as they are able to. However, as it is legal to drive before it is legal to drink, this can sometimes result in serious criminal consequences as young drivers get behind the wheel not realizing that they may be affected by zero-tolerance laws. This means that rather than having to have a blood alcohol concentration below 0.08 percent like most drivers, they could be arrested for having even a small quantity of alcohol in their system.

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