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Know your limits to avoid DUI charges

Many drivers in Arizona enjoy a drink from time to time. However, it is always important to bear in mind the legal limits for blood alcohol concentration when driving. The limit is generally 0.08 percent, although it can be even lower for commercial drivers or drivers under the legal drinking age. If you are found driving with a BAC which is equal to or in excess of the limit, you could be charged with drunk driving.

Is it possible to beat a breath test?

Many drivers in Arizona have been stopped at one time or another by officers enforcing the rules of the road. Often they may only need to perform a few checks then let you go on your way. However, if you are impaired by alcohol, you could be faced with criminal charges. In order to determine whether you are intoxicated, officers are likely to ask you to submit to several tests. Failing these tests may imply that you are intoxicated, leading to your arrest.

Refusing a breath test might not save you from being charged

As most drivers in Arizona know, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration while operating a vehicle is 0.08 percent. If you are found to be driving with a BAC that is equal to or greater than this, then you may be charged with drunk driving. This in turn could result in the suspension of your license and a lengthy investigative process at the end of which you could face fines or even a prison sentence.

Why might you choose to refuse a breath test?

If you are involved in an accident in Arizona, or you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, this could be the beginning of a long investigation process. The chances are that you will be asked to submit to a number of tests. This can include participating in field sobriety tests and may also involve being asked to blow into a Breathalyzer.

Roadside tests are not always accurate

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.

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.

Blood alcohol test may lead to charges for Arizona driver

If you have been involved in an accident, the last thing you need is to face a drunk driving investigation. Nevertheless, law enforcement officials have an obligation to determine the cause of such incidents. As a result, you may be asked to submit to a number of tests. The purpose of these is to check your blood alcohol content and determine your level of sobriety.

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