Arizona is known nationwide as having some of the toughest DUI laws in the Country. In fact, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranked Arizona as one of the top 5 most aggressive states when it comes to DUI enforcement and penalties. Driving Under The Influence (DUI), often identified as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in other states, is defined in Arizona’s Revised Statutes which state: A. It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state under any of the following circumstances: 1. While under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, a vapor releasing substance containing a toxic substance or any combination of liquor, drugs or vapor releasing substances if the person is impaired to the slightest degree. 2. If the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle and the alcohol concentration results from alcohol consumed either before or while driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle. 3. While there is any drug defined in section 13-3401 or its metabolite in the person’s body. 4. If the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle that requires a person to obtain a commercial driver license as defined in section 28-3001 and the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more.
Be aware that you may be arrested and charged for a DUI even if you are not impaired and even if your BAC is below 0.08. In Arizona, the law is written so that you may be charged in several different ways, making a good defense that much more important to your case. As your Criminal Defense Attorneys in Mesa AZ
Our job as DUI attorneys in Mesa, Arizona is to hold the State accountable and make them prove beyond a reasonable doubt that their claims against you are true. Many DUI cases are won and lost on technicalities – often revolving around the way evidence against you is gathered and handled. Consequently, it is very important that you contact us as soon as possible so we put together an appropriate plan of action depending on the facts of your particular case. We fight for your rights and aggressively advocate the position of each and every one of our clients.