Don’t make Super Bowl 2016 Sunday DUI Monday
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)