Defense Strategies for DUI in Arizona
If you have been pulled over and charged with a DUI, you have the right to defend yourself and your actions in a court of law. When pursuing a DUI charge, the prosecution must prove that you were driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
There are several dui defense strategies and options available to you when fighting a DUI; together with your DUI attorney, you will develop the best defense strategy based on your situation and the facts of your case.
While many DUI arrests take place on the road after a police officer has pulled a vehicle over, there are situations in which you may be charged with a DUI by an officer that did not actually see you in operation of a vehicle.
In these circumstances you can mount a defense that challenges the fact that you were driving at the time of the incident in question Because it must be proved beyond a doubt that you were operating a vehicle while under the influence, this can be a solid defense if there is no direct evidence that you were behind the wheel at the time of your DUI charge
During an arrest, there are several important steps the arresting officer must follow. These steps include having a probable cause to pull you over and check your sobriety levels, the reading of your Miranda rights, and the administration and failure of any roadside DUI tests due to intoxication.
In some cases, the best DUI defense focuses on proving that you were not pulled over for acceptable reasons, you were not read your rights or processed properly during your arrest, or you failed a field sobriety test for reasons other than having consumed alcohol, such as fatigue or a health-related issue or physical impairment.
Our team of attorneys has extensive experience with DUI cases in Arizona and can help you mount an aggressive and thorough DUI defense.