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Ten Things to Do if You are Stopped for a DUI in Arizona


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.

  1. 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.
  2. Conduct yourself in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.
  3. At the officer’s request, provide your license, registration and proof of insurance.
  4. 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.”
  5. Politely decline any request to perform coordination, balance or eye tests.
  6. Politely refuse consent when the officer asks to search you or your car.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Contact Charlie Naegle for a free case consultation and to avoid an automatic driver’s license suspension.

When you hire Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, you work directly with Charlie Naegle. Work with an Arizona DUI Attorney who treats you like an individual, not a number.

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.

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