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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.

How do you get your license reinstated?

Being convicted of drunk driving in Arizona has all kinds of consequences, many of which can have a significant impact on your life. The mark on your criminal record can affect job and housing prospects, while hefty fines can leave you struggling to make ends meet. If you are sentenced to any jail time, that is a portion of your life simply taken from you.

Commercial drivers face stricter DUI restrictions

If you drive a vehicle that requires a commercial driver's license, such as a tractor-trailer or a bus, you are subject to far stricter rules when it comes to intoxication. As commercial licenses tend to be needed for very large vehicles or those that can carry several passengers, the driver's of these vehicles have an increased responsibility. If they have an accident, there is even greater potential for damage and loss of life than there may be if a smaller vehicle crashes.

What are the penalties for being over the limit in Arizona?

If you are under investigation for drunk driving, there is a chance that you will have had your blood alcohol concentration tested at some point. In a previous post we discussed the various ways in which this test can be carried out. Some of these methods are more commonly used than others. Equally, some are considered more precise and reliable.

Arizona man charged with DUI and assault

Being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving comes with all sorts of potential repercussions. You could have your license suspended, be subjected to a lengthy criminal investigation and even face fines or a prison sentence. Furthermore, you may find a drunk driving charge affects your employment and relationships with friends and family.

What are Arizona's drunk driving penalties?

If you are charged in connection with a suspected DUI offense, there are a number of factors that affect how serious those charges and their potential penalties may be. Whatever the case, any form of criminal charge can look bad and cause you problems in your home and professional life. It is important to know your rights and remember that you are deemed to be innocent unless proven guilty.

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