First Time DUI Offense in Arizona
According to Arizona law, drivers are prohibited from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Getting a DUI in Maricopa County, Arizona can feel overwhelming. As a first-time offender, there are a few things you can expect. First time offenders are held for a minimum of ten days or thirty days, […]
What is an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?
Arizona has some of the most stringent DUI laws in the U.S. In any court case, mitigating factors are considered to reduce charges or sentencing, while aggravating factors are used to justify harsher charges and penalties. An aggravated DUI is a felony, whereas most DUI infractions are classified as Class 1 misdemeanors. Aggravating factors include: […]
What is Arizona Title 13-2831?
We all know that drunk driving is illegal, but avoiding DUI charges can take more than surrendering your keys when you plan on drinking heavily. Arizona’s DUI laws are outlined in title 28-1381. Here’s a breakdown of the law’s provisions: You must not be in control of the vehicle if you are under the influence […]
Refusing Field Sobriety Tests in Arizona
A common misconception regarding DUI traffic stops is if you don’t do everything the police officer says, you will be considered guilty. This, however, is not exactly true. While you should always show the officer respect, he or she may try to trick you into thinking something is mandatory when in fact it isn’t. Their job […]
Arizona Marijuana Laws: What You Need to Know
Arizona’s move to legalize possession and consumption of marijuana by adults 21 and older was thwarted last November after fierce, high-stakes lobbying campaigns battled it out. With the majority of voters saying “no” to Proposition 205, here’s what you need to know. To sum up, marijuana can only legally be used for medicinal purposes by […]