Know Your Rights
DUI is a Criminal Offense – It Should Not be Taken Lightly
You probably have seen the state’s Expect the Max advertising campaign against DUI’s. We strongly disagree with the state’s position. Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. will aggressively fight for you!
Each DUI is Unique
Each Driving Under the Influence (DUI) has essentially two cases: A criminal court case and an MVD case. Both cases can have separate and related consequences, including, but not limited to, jail time, harsh monetary penalties, and driver’s license implications.
There are lots of places you can get general information about these consequences. One more website (even if it’s ours) isn’t going to answer those unique and personal questions that you’re going to have. Our website is designed to make you feel more comfortable with our law firm. We’ll convey the legal advice to you personally.
That being said, no two DUI arrests are the same. Each case has its own unique set of circumstances and issues to be researched. The state must follow specific evidentiary guidelines when conducting a DUI investigation. Additionally, you have numerous constitutional rights that must be protected. Oftentimes, the difference between a good result and a bad result rests in one of the slightest details. Therefore, it is critical to have an attorney who understands all aspects of a DUI and will fight to protect your rights.
What to Do if Stopped for a DUI
- Conduct yourself in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.
- Provide license, registration and proof of insurance when requested.
- Invoke your right to remain silent.
- Demand an immediate, private and free call to an attorney. Mr. Thompson and Mr. Volquardsen are available 24 hours a day at 602.327.1179
- Ask for a sample of your blood, breath or urine to be preserved for an independent testing.
- Invoke your right to obtain an independent chemical test of your blood or urine.
- Contact Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. for a free case evaluation and to avoid an automatic driver’s license suspension.
- Don’t perform any coordination, balance or eye tests.
- Don’t submit to a Portable Breath Test (A PBT is a portable, handheld breath testing device). A PBT is different than an Intoxilyzer the actual machine that the officer may have you breath into later.You should contact an experienced DUI attorney to advise you whether you should submit to a later blood or chemical test.
- Don’t consent to a search of your person or your car.
DUI convictions in the state of Arizona carry serious penalties, so if you are facing alcohol-related driving charges of any kind, it’s important that you get help from an experienced Arizona DUI lawyer. Get dedicated legal help today by calling Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999.