In the recent ruling the Arizona Supreme Court considered a Fourth Amendment issue and Arizona’s implied consent law in DUI case.
The cases centered around two primary issues. The first was whether or not consent to a warrantless search to conduct DUI breath and blood tests were voluntary, after suspect agreed to submit to them only after the officer instructed him repeatedly about the law.
The next question for the court was whether or not the advisement by the police officer was given in good faith when the officer believed that his conduct was lawful and not in violation of the suspect’s 4th Amendment rights.
This article provides a case overview, legal principles that applied, and the additional related resource information:
- Impact of Ruling on Arizona Drivers;
- Good Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule;
- Arizona Courts on what Constitutes Voluntary Consent to Search;
- Answers to the question surrounding “Should I consent to a DUI Test in Arizona?”;
- 10 Common Defenses for DUI Charges in Arizona