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The Science Behind Breathalyzer Tests in Arizona: Accuracy and Controversies

The concept of a breathalyzer test – a test that can measure intoxication levels by analyzing blood alcohol content – has been around since the 1920s. The first iteration of a breathalyzer device, the “Drunkometer,” was introduced in 1954. Since then, breathalyzers have undergone significant changes due to advances in technology.

Signs You Are Too Drunk to Drive

Driving while intoxicated is against the law in all 50 states. While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level in Arizona is 0.08 percent, it is possible to get a DUI, or driving under the influence charge, with any level of impairment.

Can You Expunge a DUI Conviction in Arizona?

Having a criminal record with a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction can affect your career, your eligibility for housing and financial aid, and your reputation. Until recently, it was not possible to expunge a DUI conviction in Arizona. However, new laws now allow qualifying individuals to clear their records through expungement.

Are There DUI Diversion Programs in Arizona?

Posted On April 16, 2024 I Drug Charges,Drunk Driving,Drunk Driving Charges

 

Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona can lead to significant penalties, including mandatory jail time and the loss of your driving privileges. A diversion program is a type of alternative sentence that is available to first-time offenders in some states.