In Arizona, you can be arrested for a Arizona DUI offense based on two laws. First, if your driving is impaired based on your driving pattern and there is any alcohol in your system, you could be convicted of a DUI. Arizona also has a per se law that states that drivers who have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher are guilty of driving under the influence. The test has to be performed within two hours of the arrest to be valid.
To schedule a DUI-Related Substance Abuse Evaluation, contact Stonewall Institute at 602-535-6468
One study has shown that a brief intervention in the emergency department may be effective for alcohol users. This concept is sometimes called the “teachable moment”. Injured alcohol-using patients were randomly assigned to receive either brief advice or no advice regarding alcohol abuse and completed a 12-month follow-up interview. The group receiving the brief advice tended to report lower alcohol consumption at 12-month follow-up compared to those who did not receive advice.
If you, or someone you know is suffering emotional or legal problems due to substance abuse or a DUI in Tempe Arizona, contact Stonewall Institute to schedule a DUI substance abuse evaluation at 602-535-6468.