Tucson DUI Defenses and Defense Strategies
DUI laws in Arizona are some of the toughest in the country. The legal limit a person’s blood or breath alcohol is a .08%. The law in Arizona states that a person is presumed to be under the influence of alcohol at a B.A.C. of .08%. Police officers routinely charge – and prosecutors seek to convict – people with B.A.C.’s lower than a .08 on the basis of Arizona’s “impairment” law, which states that a person is guilty of DUI if he or she is “impaired to the slightest degree.” Tucson DUI Defenses and strategies are the key to getting your DUI case dismissed or the charges reduced.
Even though Arizona has tough DUI laws, there are several defenses that may be available to you in your case to get your case dismissed, or the charges reduced. As a former DUI prosecutor, and as an experienced Tucson DUI attorney, I have experience in finding every possible defense in a DUI case, and have many many successful results.
Some of the defenses that may be available in your case include:
- No legal basis or insufficient basis to pull over the vehicle
- No legal basis or insufficient basis to detain you for a DUI investigation
- Improperly administered and improper interpretation of field sobriety test results
- Violation of right to counsel
- Violation of “Miranda” rights
- Improper basis to administer breath or blood test
- Intoxilyzer 8000 maintenance, calibration, defective, or other reliability issues
- Improper search warrant to draw blood
- Improper consent to analyze blood or breath
- Below the legal limit at the time of driving
- Improper police conduct during investigation or during past investigations
- Contaminated blood sample
- Improper handling procedures of blood sample
- No “actual physical control” of a vehicle
These are just a sample of defenses that may be available in your case. There may be more depending on the circumstances. It is important to consult with an experienced Tucson DUI Defenses attorney to find all possible defenses in your case.