How to Challenge DUI Breath Test Results


Phoenix DUI Charges
If you were charged or arrested Phoenix Arizona for DUI it is important that you consult a Phoenix criminal attorney or Phoenix DUI lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your charges and defense options. Arizona is known for having some of the toughest DUI laws and punishments in the county. However, a charge is not a conviction. Your best chances of getting a good outcome or even a DUI dismissal is to retain a good DUI lawyer in Arizona. They will be review the evidence and facts of your case and determine what defense strategies may be used to fight your Phoenix DUI.

One Phoenix AZ DUI Defense Tactic – Breath Test Inaccurate

Was the arresting officer writing a report, completing paperwork, conversing with other officers, looking for or preparing equipment, or performing some other activity that diverted their attention from observing you during the required 20 minutes observation period?

In Arizona, the police must carefully and continuously observe an impaired or drunk driving suspect for a minimum 20 uninterrupted minutes prior to administering a breath alcohol test. The reason for this is for the officer to ensure the suspect does not burp, belch, hiccup, regurgitate, eat or drink anything during this period so as not to affect an accurate breath alcohol reading.

Phoenix AZ DUI Defenses
There are many DUI defense strategies that can be used to argue your AZ DUI case against the State and prosecution. A good Phoenix DUI lawyer will know when and how to exercise a DUI defense strategy on your behalf. The above defense is just one of many involves breath testing. Below is an excerpt from the book “101 DUI Defenses 101 DEFENSES TO BEAT YOUR ARIZONA DUI ©” written by James Novak, Arizona DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney. For more DUI defenses, the abridged version of this E-book can be downloaded free by visiting

If you have been arrested for DUI or criminal charges in Maricopa County contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Arizona criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).

The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to defending DUI, Drug & criminal charges in Arizona, valley wide within Maricopa County including the cities of Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert and Tempe Arizona.

This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstances.

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