Don’t make Super Bowl 2016 Sunday DUI Monday

by Aaron Black • January 19, 2016
Super Bowl is fast approaching. Once again, I do not recommend that you drink when you are out rooting for your team in Phoenix on Super Bowl Sunday. Getting a cab or finding a friend who will be your designated driver to get you to and from your destination is far cheaper than paying for a DUI Lawyer, court costs, going to jail, and running the risk of having an ignition interlock installed on your car.

As you may know, Arizona is a no tolerance state. You will be prosecuted for being under a .08 BAC. In addition, the State strongly enforces the law if a person is caught driving with a concentration of .08 percent or more alcohol in their blood system.

When charged with a DUI in Arizona, did you know that you will face penalties from other entities and not just the court? You will also face consequences from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). Can you just imagine the agonizing DUI Monday that you would face, let alone the possibility of hurting an innocent bystander along the way?

If you do not listen to this warning, and you get arrested for a DUI, here is what you should do if you are stopped:
  • Be polite to the officer at all times
     
  • Provide your license, registration and insurance
     
  • If you are asked to step out of the vehicle – comply
     
  • If an officer asks if you have been drinking invoke your 5th Amendment Right to remain silent
     
  • Request an attorney
     
  • Politely refuse all field sobriety tests (eye test, walk & turn, 1 leg stand)
     
  • Refuse the PBT – Small breath machine carried by the officer in his car and administered on the side of the road (contrary to popular belief, your license will not be suspended for refusing this test)
DUI’s can be avoided by taking one simple step: Do Not Drive. If you do not drive, you can enjoy the Super Bowl moment confident that your fun will not be interrupted by a bad decision that presents you with a DUI Monday. Please be safe out there and if you find yourself in a situation that requires DUI Defense, contact Aaron Black or call to set up a free consultation today 480-729-1683.