Scott Maasen and his team of Arizona (AZ) DUI and criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing you with all the support that you need to defend your rights in a DUI charge. DUI, or driving under the influence of alcohol, is a serious offense and can result in numerous different endings – sometimes this can be a fine, imprisonment, the confiscation of driver’s license, or a combination of the three. Avoid being charged incorrectly or unlawfully and get the best DUI defense attorneys on your side to argue your rights in court: The Maasen Law Firm.
Each state has its own DUI laws and regulations, and AZ DUI laws can get complicated. As an Arizona resident it is your duty to know what your rights are, or at least to have someone on hand at all times who can advise you in this regard. The Maasen Law Firm are available 24/7 and offer an emergency DUI service that will help you and advise you in a real time DUI situation. When you have the best lawyers on your side you can be sure that you will be accurately represented and that you can maintain your rights as a citizen of Arizona.
There are certain things that police officers will look for when they accuse you of an AZ DUI. These properties include erratic driving, tuning abruptly or illegally, accelerating or decelerating rapidly, driving with car headlights off, swerving, drifting, stopping without cause in traffic lane, straddling in center of lane marker, appearing to be drunk, turning with a wide turning radius, braking erratically, stopping inappropriately, or following too closely. Another aspect of your driving that a police officer might stop you for – and one that most people don’t know about – is your speed. Of course it is expected if you drive over speed limit, but you can also be stopped if you are driving less more than 10 mph under speed limit too!
It is essential that you always maintain a polite standing with a police officer. You are not required to answer incriminating questions when pulled over for AZ DUI, but if you are impolite you may be resisting cooperation or behaving badly: all things that do not work in your favor when considering a DUI offense. There are many signs that an officer can look for when he or she pulls you over for DUI, and these include red eyes, flushed appearance, slurred speech, odor of alcohol on breath, fumbling, swaying, staggering, instability, soiled or disorderly clothing, inappropriate attitude and much more.
The AZ DUI law states that taking a chemical test when requested is mandatory, and refusal to do so can result in a suspension of driver’s license. Refusal can also be seen as a consequence of admission of guilt, so be careful what you say. Also, this suspension can be applied whether or not you are found guilty of DUI, so it is always best to submit to testing, and speak to your DUI attorney immediately afterwards. Make sure that you know your rights!