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Arizona man charged after leaving crash scene

In Arizona, many drivers are charged with drunk driving every year. However, not all of these drivers are guilty of the offenses for which they are investigated. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to determine an individual's involvement in a crash and even though testing equipment used to measure a person's blood alcohol concentration is often quite accurate, it is not always as reliable as it should be. Sadly, a false reading can lead to criminal charges.

Can DUI convictions be expunged?

As most drivers in Arizona already know, a DUI conviction can be bad news. Not only might it come with fines or even a prison sentence, you could even lose your driver's license for a period of time or be required to have an ignition interlock device fitted to your vehicle. Another major problem that can be caused by a conviction for drunk driving is the mark that it leaves on your criminal record.

Prescription Drug Use Could Mean DUI Charges In Arizona

Recently, the Rosenstein Law Group published a white paper analyzed drugged driving laws in Arizona. The state has taken a very strong stance against drug DUI, and has made it extremely difficult for motorists to defend themselves against these accusations.

DUI charges do not only cover alcohol

In Arizona, it is a well-known fact that driving under the influence of alcohol can result in serious criminal charges. However, it is not only having an excessive blood alcohol concentration that can result in DUI charges. In fact, if you are impaired in any way by alcohol, illegal drugs or even prescription medication, you could be charged. Even the effects of medicines you can buy over-the-counter can get you into trouble.

SlideShare Presentation On Prescription Drugged Driving Charges

Recently, the Rosenstein Law Group completed a white paper that discusses Arizona's drugged driving laws. The state is very aggressive when charging these motorists with DUI, and it is important to note that taking the drugs according to a doctor's prescription may not be a defense to the charges.

BAC readings may not be accurate

For drivers in Arizona, the thought of being investigated on suspicion of drunk driving is a daunting one. All of a sudden, you find yourself at risk of a life-changing conviction. You could be fined, lose your license or even be sentenced to time in prison. Your record is permanently stained and this in turn can affect your future prospects. The whole ordeal could even cost you your job and put a strain on your family life.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal rollover accident

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.

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.

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.

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