In my experience as a prominent Phoenix, Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I hear quite a lot of misinformation within the general public, as well as lawyers, relating to DUI consequences. One of the most common questions I hear relates to what a person is required to do during a DUI investigation and the consequences of refusing to participate in a DUI investigation.
Never submit to any field sobriety tests, including any form of agility test, eye test, or portable breathalyzer.
Never admit to drinking – even if you have had just one beer. The cops will always use this against you.
If you are asked to rate your self on a scale of 0-10, 0 being completely sober, 10 being falling down drunk, don’t even try to rate yourself.
Tell the police officer you want to speak with attorney Matthew Lopez before you answer any questions.
HERE’S WHERE IT GETS TRICKY:
In Arizona, if you are driving, you automatically give the police authorization to test your blood if they police have probable cause to believe you are DUI. If and only if you are arrested, if you don’t submit to a breath test (at the station) or blood test, you will lose your driver’s license for one year and the police will get a warrant to draw your blood anyway. There is absolutely no upside to refusing a blood or breath test after you are already arrested.However, before you do anything, call attorney Matthew Lopez – SAVE THIS NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW (602) 980-1987 – before you answer any questions. I am available 24/7 and will drop everything to be by your side.
Arizona is the hardest state in the country on DUI’s. If you don’t have a reputable lawyer handle your DUI case, you will be screwed. Don’t roll the dice by not hiring a lawyer to fight your DUI case.
My office represents clients for DUI in Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa and throughout the entire State of Arizona for DUI. No case is too big or too small for my firm. We will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your DUI case. Call today for a free consultation!