Casual Pull Over in Arizona
It happens every day. People see those flashing red and blue lights in their rear-view mirror, sigh, and slowly pull over. Seems pretty typical but what happens when the Arizona police officer pulling you over suspects that you’ve been drinking and driving?
What Am I Required to Do If Suspected of DUI?
If this is the case, there are things the law states you need to do, but other things that are not required. If the police officer requests that you leave your vehicle, you are required by law to do so. By law, you must also submit to a blood, breath or urine test if one is requested by the officer. All other things like field sobriety tests, blowing into a hand-held preliminary testing device (PBT), and answering questions are not mandatory by law and you do not have to participate. The best thing to do is be polite and respectful but to ask to speak to an attorney. In our State of Arizona, a DUI suspect has the right to consult with a lawyer prior to deciding whether or not to submit to the chemical test.
If you’ve been charged with a DUI or feel like your rights were violated in a police pull-over, it is in your best interest to speak to a criminal defense attorney familiar with Arizona DUI law. I’d be more than happy to speak with you about your case in a free consultation. Contact Jeremy Geigle at JacksonWhite today.