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Arizona DUI/DWI Do’s and Don’ts

We get asked this question a lot:

What should I do if I’m pulled over for a DUI or DWI?

As a citizen of the United States of America, you have certain rights, even if you happen to get pulled over for suspicion of DUI. Of course, this is not to say that you will not end up in jail if you are stopped. In any case, it is essential to know what your rights are and that you make use of them in the event that you find yourself in such a situation. Keep in mind that you should always treat any police officer who pulls you over with respect for your best interests. Here are a few do’s and don’ts that you should adhere to in this scenario.

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Do’s

The things you should do including requesting a DUI/DWI attorney in the State of Arizona as soon as possible. Once you have invoked your right to counsel, all field tests will cease. The faster you have legal counsel, the faster you have help in reducing your sentence and penalties. Do present your driver’s license to the police officer, including your proof of car insurance and your car registration. Always act courteous and ask to be released so that you can get a blood test from a hospital for your case.

Don’ts

The things you don’t want to do should be taken very seriously. Many individuals make the mistake of agreeing to take a blood, urine or breath test prior to getting a DUI attorney. Avoid doing this until you have first consulted with one. Don’t answer any questions or agree to be taped on video and do not take an eye test. Don’t ever try talking your way out of a situation, don’t admit to anything or take any tests that measure your coordination. Perhaps most important of all, don’t be rude.

 

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