Phoenix DUI Lawyer: Breath and Blood Test Evidence
Defense Attorney for DUI Charges in Phoenix, AZ
Arizona is an 'implied consent' state, which means if you drive
on the state roadways, you agree to submit to chemical testing. An officer
has a right to request a sample of your blood, urine or breath to determine
your blood alcohol content (BAC) if there is reasonable suspicion that
your ability to drive is impaired. If you have been arrested for
DUI, or have refused to submit to a chemical test you will need an attorney
who can take a hard line when it comes to protecting your rights. Joshua
S. Davidson, a former Arizona prosecutor, is an aggressive Phoenix criminal
defense attorney who can apply his experience prosecuting DUI charges
to defending your rights.
Chemical Test Refusals in Phoenix: The Defense
Refusing to take a chemical test will result in a suspension of your driver's
license for 1 year for a first chemical test refusal. You will have 15
days to request a hearing, at which time the facts of the police stop
could be challenged. If you have had to surrender your license for refusing
the chemical test, your right to drive for at least 12 months is in jeopardy.
The arresting officer will be testifying on the facts of your case, and
responding to questions about what was observed that lead to you being
pulled over. Having a veteran criminal defense attorney represent you
at this hearing is your best chance at avoiding the automatic suspension
or your driver's license.
Chemical tests must be administered within two hours of the time you were
stopped. The reason for being stopped must be consistent with Arizona
law and your constitutional rights. The person administering the test
must be properly trained and certified in the procedure for taking the
sample, storing and correctly identifying it. The equipment used to measure
the sample must be maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions.
There are many facets to a DUI arrest, the blood, breath and urine tests
and the facts surrounding a refusal to take the test. Prosecutors will
use the refusal against you to imply that you knew you were impaired and
therefore refused. This is one very good reason to have a highly qualified
and experienced DUI defense attorney defending you.
Contact the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC today for an initial
consultation. He is a respected and forceful attorney defending his clients
on many types of criminal charges.
Contact us today – there are only 15 days in which to request for a hearing
to challenge the suspension of your license, so call now.