Minors caught drinking and driving in Scottsdale can expect Zero Tolerance
If you are a minor please heed warning and never drink and drive or for that matter don’t ever get into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.
If however you have been stopped and are suspected of drinking see below.
- Immediately ask for a lawyer
- Respectfully refuse all field sobriety tests. Contrary to popular belief, you have the right to refuse the field sobriety test (PBT) as it is only used by the police to obtain a probable cause to arrest you and it is not admissible in court. This does not cause a suspension.
- If you are arrested and the police want blood or a breath sample at the station or DUI van always ask to speak with a lawyer first. Also, ask to speak with your parents if you are under 18.
- If you refuse to give blood or breath pursuant to Admin per se/Implied consent your license will be suspended for 1 year. Arizona’s Implied Consent law states that if you are arrested lawfully by an officer who has grounds to believe that you have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you automatically consent to taking a breath, urine or blood test to determine your blood alcohol (BAC.)
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