16Oct 2018

In Arizona, Driver Was "Coerced" Into Taking Breathalyzer

In many states, you can be forced to have a chemical test to determine blood
alcohol or other blood substance levels. However, if one of these 
tests is to be forced it can only be done so by a warrant signed by a 
judge. A few years ago a man in Arizona was pulled over under suspicion 
of impaired driving. The officer told him that he was "required" by 
Arizona law to submit to a chemical test and the individual gave in to 
having a breathalyzer.

His defense lawyer objected, saying that the officer "coerced" him into 
taking the test because the officer did not tell the client that the 
only way the test can be forced would be through a warrant. When this 
went to the Arizona Court of Appeals, the justices decided that consent 
is consent and the results of the test would stand.

If you are stopped and interrogated by police, do not provide more than your name and identification
. Only answer questions in the presence of 
your lawyer. The police can lie or exaggerate during questioning to get 
the information they want from you. You need an experienced attorney to 
defend your rights. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, 
Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and 
have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for 
aggressive and experienced legal defense.