If you are stopped and the officer that pulls you over suspects that you are driving while intoxicated, there are a number of things you should do EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN DRINKING. Remember, the officer is not only looking for a blood alcohol concentration level of .08 or above, they are looking for any level of intoxication and can arrest you for a DUI even if you are only impaired to the slightest degree.
- Safely pull over to the side of the road or pull into the next parking lot and park in a parking spot. The officer will be watching how you manage the vehicle after he turns on his lights.
- Conduct yourself in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.
- At the officer’s request, provide your license, registration and proof of insurance.
- Invoke your right to remain silent while remaining courteous. Answer all the officer’s questions with this response, “I can only answer your questions on the advice of my attorney.”
- Politely decline any request to perform coordination, balance or eye tests.
- Politely refuse consent when the officer asks to search you or your car.
- DO NOT submit to a Portable Breath Test (PBT). A PBT is different than an Intoxilyzer machine that the officer may have you breathe into later.
- Demand an immediate, private and free call to Charlie Naegle at 480-245-5550 (available 24 hours a day) who will then direct you on how to proceed with future blood and chemical tests.
- Invoke your right to obtain an independent chemical test of your blood or urine and ask for a sample of your blood, breath or urine to be preserved for this.
- Contact Charlie Naegle for a free case consultation and to avoid an automatic driver’s license suspension.
If you need to speak to an attorney further about Arizona DUI law, call now for a free, 24/7 DUI consultation with Arizona DUI Attorney, Charlie Naegle. Call Naegle & Crider at 480-245-5550 for immediate service or use the form below and someone from the firm will be in touch with you shortly.