Recently on the Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys blog, we’ve been focusing on the most common Arizona DUI defenses and what DUI attorneys look for when they take on an Arizona DUI case.
A lot of people don’t think hiring an Arizona DUI attorney will help because they feel like there is no defense for them. These people believe they are victim to the system and will get the same punishments and fees whether they have an Arizona DUI attorney or not. In my experience, this is simply not the case and DUI attorneys can make sure that your case isn’t a simple “conviction” for the State. You have rights that must be protected throughout the entire process and your case, like all other criminal cases, must be proved without reasonable doubt.
There are a number of DUI defense strategies that can work for even the most typical of cases. Today, let’s take a look at the “lack of actual physical control” DUI defense. Remember that any one of these Arizona DUI defense strategies discussed on this blog may or may not work with your case. Meet with an Arizona DUI Attorney to review the specifics of your case and what defense strategies may apply to you.
No Reasonable Suspicion to Stop
Was the individual pulled over simply because he or she was pulling out of a bar parking lot? Was the individual pulled over because of race? Was the individual pulled over for having a car that “doesn’t belong in that neighborhood”?
In Arizona, an investigatory stop is unconstitutional. The officer must have reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is involved before making a stop. Therefore, if the officer lacked a constitutionally valid reason for making the routine traffic stop, all evidence of intoxication obtained as a result of the unlawful stop cannot be used as evidence against this individual.
Other Arizona DUI Defenses include:
- Lack of actual control.
- No probable cause for arrest.
- Faulty field testing.
- Denial of right to counsel.
- Violation of Miranda warnings.
- Denial of independent tests.
Check back soon for more on these other possible Arizona DUI defenses.
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