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Oswalt Law Group

January 31, 2015 07:00 ET

Oswalt Law Group Lists Steps to Take If Stopped for DUI

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix, Arizona, Are Offering Advice to Those Who May Be Attending Parties for the Football Championship Game This Weekend: Know Your Rights and What to Do If You Are Pulled Over for DUI

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2015) - The Oswalt Law Group, located in Phoenix, Arizona, regularly represents those accused of driving under the influence. Through their years of defending DUI cases, Oswalt attorneys have noted that certain times of the year seem to yield far more DUI arrests than others. These periods of time include holidays and certain weekends such as the upcoming professional football championship Sunday, when many people will gather to watch the game. Many of these gatherings will feature alcohol. The police are aware of this surge in drinking over the weekend, so DUI patrols and checkpoints will probably be increased. Oswalt Law Group attorneys are offering some advice to those who may be stopped at these checkpoints or pulled over as the result of increased patrols.

Having a designated driver is the best way to avoid a DUI charge. However, for those who are driving and who may have consumed alcohol, it is important to remain calm and cooperative with officers. Drivers are required to show a license and proof of insurance when stopped, so if an officer asks for these things it is wise to produce them immediately. 

However, drivers are not required to perform field sobriety tests or volunteer any information. If a driver is asked to perform field sobriety tests, it is usually best to decline, as the results of these tests may provide evidence that can be used against the driver at a later time.

Drivers are not permitted to decline blood, breath or alcohol tests without consequences. Failure to submit to these tests can result in incarceration and loss of driver's license. The attorneys at Oswalt Law Group advise those who may be subjected to these tests to contact a defense attorney at the earliest possible opportunity. 

About the Oswalt Law Group: The Oswalt Law Group offers criminal defense help for those accused of all types of crimes. Serving the communities of Avondale, Chandler, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Laveen, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Tempe and Tolleson, the Oswalt Law Group's attorneys are ready to help those in need of legal defense.

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