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It’s imperative to know your rights if and when you are pulled over for a DUI. We will break down what tests you can refuse, and ones you cannot refuse. Read below to find out your exact rights, and then call The Weingart Firm for more legal advice.
You are not required (nor should you ever) take the portable breath test in the field. Even if the officer tries to tell you otherwise, you do not have to take this test!
Once arrested, you are required to take a blood, breath or urine test. This law is called the implied consent law. If you refuse, you will be served with an order of suspension and your license will be taken. Once the suspension goes through it will last for a year. We can file a request for a hearing to stop the suspension. This request is VERY important for you! In a hearing, we may be able to get you driving after 90 days, as opposed to one year. Read more about how we can help with your suspension.
The blood tests are especially controversial here in Arizona, and we are ready to challenge the validity of these tests based on technical variables. Blood alcohol testing is not fool proof! Did you know the results of the test could be affected by numerous issues, such as whether you are wearing dentures or hiccupped during the test? Our attorneys are here to gather all the facts make sure your rights are protected!
It is not viewed as a refusal to speak with an attorney before the blood, breath or urine test. It is your right. For the most experienced defense lawyer who thoroughly knows the science behind blood alcohol testing, come to Mark Weingart. If you have received a DUI in the Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa or surrounding areas, we can help. The sooner you contact The Weingart Firm, the better.