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Breathalyzers are not always reliable

Being incriminated by an inaccurate blood alcohol test is something that many drivers worry about. No matter how careful you are, a false result could get you into serious legal trouble and you may be faced with life-changing criminal charges. All you can do is begin to plan your defense and find a way to show that the results shown were incorrect.

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.

What are per se laws?

In Arizona, most drivers know that being stopped on suspicion of driving drunk can be bad news. Not only can the investigation take up a portion of your day, if you are found to be drunk, it could have a dramatic impact on your life as a whole. Conviction could result in hefty fines or even a prison sentence. Meanwhile, you could also lose your driver's license or face suspension from your job.

Refusing a BAC test is not always the best choice

If you are being investigated for drunk driving, you may feel nervous and uncertain about the future. On the spur of the moment, it can be difficult to make reasoned decisions, especially if you know you have alcohol in your system and you are worried about being incriminated by a breath test or blood draw. It is something that countless drivers in Arizona go through every year and making the right decisions in these circumstances can make a big difference.

Arizona man faces charges related to extreme DUI

When accidents occur on the busy roads of Arizona, the consequences can be extremely severe. While officers are likely to investigate for signs of drunk driving, the fact is that even without the involvement of alcohol, when vehicles collide, the victims are often left with serious injuries or worse. However, the assumption is that intoxication makes the occurrence of such incidents far more likely as it reduces an individual's competence behind the wheel.

Officers may obtain a warrant for your blood

There are a number of ways officers in Arizona might choose to test whether or not you have been driving under the influence of alcohol. For example, you could be asked to participate in a number of field sobriety tests designed to assess your responsiveness and coordination. If you struggle with the tests, officers may assume you are suffering from impairment due to intoxication.

Your BAC can be determined via blood draw

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.

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.

Know your limits to avoid conviction

Everyone has different tolerance levels and all too often drivers are charged with being intoxicated behind the wheel when they felt completely fine. Unfortunately, the law does not care for how competent you believe yourself to be at that moment, but only the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. In Arizona, as is the case throughout the U.S. the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent.

How reliable is a blood alcohol test?

Being investigated for drunk driving can be a distressing experience. You may be worried about the chances of being charged and the implications that could have for your personal and professional life. Yet, at this already disquieting time, you may be asked to submit to various tests in order to determine your blood alcohol concentration.

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