Arizona has by far the strictest laws concerning DUI. For instance, did you know that first time offenders refusing to take a chemical test will have their licenses suspended for one year; the minimum jail time for your second offense is 30 days in jail and in order to start any of your vehicles you will have to blow into an Interlock ignition device? It is important for all of us to know the basics of the DUI laws here in Arizona, so we do not find ourselves at the mercy of the police officers.
Your best strategy? Politely refuse any field sobriety tests and accept only the chemical test. State that you wish to cooperate, but don’t want to answer any questions before speaking to an attorney. Choose an attorney with years of experience in fighting DUI cases. If you are facing a driving while intoxicated or DWI or DUI charge, call Maricopa County criminal attorney Charlie Naegle for a free consultation at (602)663-9958.