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Nobody ever expects to be arrested for DUI, but if you find yourself in that situation, it’s important to know what to do.

In this article, we will discuss the steps you need to take to give you the best chance of beating a DUI charge in Arizona.

We will also provide some tips on how to prepare for your court date.

IMPORTANT: If you are facing a DUI charge, don’t panic – contact an Arizona DUI attorney and follow these steps to increase your chances of winning!

How to Beat a DUI in Arizona

Arizona has strict laws on DUIs, making it difficult if you have been charged with a DUI. However, there are several ways to challenge a DUI charge. The most common are:

  • Lack of probable cause and inadmissible evidence. If you were pulled over and the officer did not have probable cause to suspect you were driving under the influence, the charge may be dismissed. If a stop that resulted in a DUI arrest was not legal, any evidence collected during the investigation is not admissible and a DUI lawyer can help to exclude that evidence.
  • Inefficacy of Field Sobriety Tests. If the field sobriety tests do not effectively ascertain if you are impaired, you may be able to challenge the DUI.
  • Challenge BAC Results from a Breathalyzer. Breathalyzers are not always accurate and do not always reflect the actual amounts of consumed alcohol. Improper calibration of the equipment or equipment failure can give a false read. In addition, there are medical conditions that could also result in a false BAC level.
  • Miranda Rights. If you are taken into custody, you must be informed of your Miranda rights. If the arresting officer fails to advise you of your rights, the evidence collected may be inadmissible.
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Can I Beat a DUI?

It is possible to beat a DUI charge in Arizona. By having the details of your arrest reviewed, you may be able to identify legal flaws in the arrest, the administration of chemical tests, and how you were treated after the arrest.

No attorney can ever guarantee you results, and if anybody says your case is great and dismissal is a “sure thing” – run in the other direction! It’s not only unethical to guarantee an outcome in a criminal case, it’s also impossible and shows that the attorney talking to you simply hasn’t tried enough cases in front of a jury to understand the uncertainties involved.

That being said, a good defense can exponentially increase your chances of a dismissal

What defenses are there for a DUI charge?

There are several defenses that can be asserted if you charged with a DUI. Some of the common defenses include:

  • You were never in actual physical control of a vehicle.
  • There was no reasonable suspicion to make the initial traffic stop.
  • The officer conducted the breath test without a 15-minute observation period.
  • The blood test samples were contaminated.
  • The breathalyzer results were incorrect.
  • You suffer from a medical condition that causes the breathalyzer to return false high BAC results.
  • The arrest was not based on probable cause.
  • You were not given accurate instructions for the field sobriety test.

If you can prove any of the defenses above, you may be able to get the DUI dismissed.

Have you been charged with a DUI?

It’s important that you understand your rights before you make any decisions on moving forward with you case. A DUI charge is a serious offense that can impact your life for years. 

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, it is important to have an experienced Arizona DUI lawyer on your side.

At the Salwin Law Group, Attorney Salwin aggressively represents clients from all walks of life in Arizona DUI cases.

At Salwin Law Group, we take special care to explain the process in an understandable and clear way, so you know what to expect. We have extensive knowledge, skill, and dedication. You can rest assured that you, your freedom, and your future are in good hands.

We have handled thousands of Arizona DUI cases and we know where to look to determine the best defense. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, give the Salwin Law Group a call at (480) 702-1789. You can also reach the firm through our online contact form.

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Stewart Salwin

Stewart Salwin is the founder and lead attorney at Salwin Law Group, a criminal defense law firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, just outside of the greater Phoenix area. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, where he was taught criminal law by world-renowned defense attorneys.

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