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How to remember the important first step following a DUI arrest

There may have been a time when a driver who faced a drunk driving charge could navigate the criminal justice system without a lawyer, but those days are long gone. The penalties in Arizona even for a first-time offense of driving under the influence (DUI) of liquor or drugs are among the harshest in the United States.

What factors can exacerbate DUI charges?

When you are found to be over the legal limit while driving, you already know the consequences could be severe. Throughout Arizona, countless drivers face serious penalties every year in relation to DUI charges. Unfortunately, you only need to be caught once for your entire life to be turned upside down. Suddenly, you are being subjected to a potentially lengthy criminal investigation, with the threat of conviction hanging over you.

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.

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.

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.

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