Is there a time limit for the police to get the blood results to the courts in a DUI case?

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Is there a time limit for the police to get the blood results to the courts in a DUI case?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In most jurisdictions the time period for law enforcement to provide the prosecution the blood alcohol test results with respect to an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is not set by any statute. Rather the custom and practice of the local law enforcement varies depending upon staffing.

However, uniformally based upon my experience the test results of the accused for such a crime that you are writing about are usually provided the district attorney's office who will make the decision to file a criminal complaint or not is typically within 30 days of the incident resulting in the arrest.


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