Urinating in public may seem like an innocent enough act. Under Arizona law, urinating in public is more serious than one would imagine. There are a number of laws surrounding urinating in public, which do not necessarily relate to the act alone. While you may not believe you have committed any other offence besides the
MLB spring training begins toward the end of February and includes 15 Cactus League teams playing at various stadiums in Arizona. Spring training brings thousands of people to Tempe or Scottsdale to enjoy the beginning of baseball and to join in the many events. Often, there is tandem alcohol consumption with the celebrations, which can
The Phoenix Open is an environment where your behavior may meet some or all of those conditions, creating the potential for multiple charges being filed against you for a single incident. As the safety of spectators, golfers, and performers attending the event is of paramount importance to event organizers, even a perceived act of disorderly conduct can result in the police being called to the scene. For those caught up in the incident, facing charges of disorderly conduct is not uncommon. Something that you say or do in the heat of the moment can come back to haunt you and the next thing you know, you are facing fines and jail time and your future reputation has been placed in serious jeopardy.
Getting out on the water is a great way to beat the summer Arizona heat, but if you consume alcohol while operating your watercraft, you may be spending time in a cool jail cell. Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws, and that includes our boating DUI or Operating Under the Influence (OUI) laws. If you are arrested for a boating DUI or OUI, you could be facing serious consequences that could not only ruin your summer but affect your life for years to come.
If you were arrested for a DUI during the 4th of July holiday in the greater Phoenix metro area, you were not alone. There were several law enforcement agencies in the Valley working together over the prior holiday weekend through July 4th on a targeted DUI Task Force. Chandler, Tempe and Scottsdale police were some of the agencies conducting saturation patrols to identify possible impaired drivers. If you were one of the drivers that ended up with a DUI charge, it is time to think about your options.
Minor in consumption (MIC) and minor in possession (MIP) are very similar; both misdemeanors and both involving minors and alcohol. While a MIC is used to limit consumption of alcohol by minors, a MIP focuses more on minors trying to enter establishments selling alcohol or stopping them from trying to buy alcohol. Both can lead to a misdemeanor charge that can stay on a person’s permanent record, as well as possible jail time, fines, and other penalties like suspension of driving privileges.
It can be frustrating to be excluded from entering certain establishments or attending events due to your age, but it is a rite of passage everyone must go through. Until you are 21, there are many places you cannot go in Tempe, even when your friends that are just a little bit older can. It can be tempting to use an ID of a friend that looks like you, or have a fake ID created that says you are 21 to go to a club or buy alcohol. But if you are charged with using a fake ID in Tempe, you could be facing some long-term penalties for your impatience.
If you are charged with an assault in Scottsdale, you could be facing serious consequences that can impact your future. You may think you are safe from being accused of assault if you refrain from hitting or hurting another individual, but that’s not necessarily the case. It is more common than you may believe for a person to be charged with an assault falsely, or due to another person’s perception of their actions. It is important to understand what is considered assault under Arizona law and what your options are if you are charged.
Spring break can be an opportunity to have a little fun and cut loose, but too often it can get out of hand. If you’re spending spring break in Lake Havasu and a good time ends up with being arrested, it’s time to stop living in the moment and think about your future. One night’s
St. Patrick’s Day has become much more than a religious feast day to honor St. Patrick. Green apparel, drinks, and decorations are in abundance, especially in alcohol establishments; making it a festival of alcohol consumption that rivals many other holidays throughout the year. It’s no surprise that with so many parties on March 17th arrests
The Phoenix Open is a fun-filled event for spectators of all ages. From the 29th of January to the 04th of February, visitors to the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, Arizona, can enjoy watching top-level golf from the stars of the sport. There is plenty more by the way of entertainment with various events taking
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a yearly golfing event that was created to provide funding for a number of nominated environmental charity organizations. The tournament attracts visitors from all over the state of Arizona and beyond. The event begins on the 29th of January and ends on the 4th of February. During that time
Anyone who’s been on the road has seen the effects of texting while driving. You may have even experienced them yourself: drifting into another lane, not seeing the light change, slamming on the brakes to keep from rear-ending the car ahead. Texting is prohibited in most states now, yet distraction due to using mobile devices
If you are pulled over by the police and your blood alcohol is greater than .08, it is very likely you will be arrested for DUI. Both have severe consequences and can be extremely expensive and painful to deal with. Some penalties include the loss of your driver’s license, required alcohol classes, thousands of dollars
The 4th of July is one of the most beloved American holidays. It is a time for family and a time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather! Most Americans spend the 4th of July barbecuing with friends, watching the fireworks and you guessed it—having a couple of adult beverages. Unfortunately, the 4th of July is
Every year during spring break, Lake Havasu is overrun with teenagers out to celebrate the end of the school term. While many of the revelers who flock to Lake Havasu behave in accordance with the law, some minors take the opportunity to let their hair down. Regardless of how well a minor conducts him or
Country Thunder draws huge numbers of attendees from across the United States. The festival provides a great time for people of all ages to come together and enjoy amazing performances. However, if you are a minor and decide to partake in drinking alcohol while attending Country Thunder, you could be on a course for trouble.
An illegal search could lead to your case being dismissed. But, do you know when it is legal to search your car? If you do not know, do not feel alone. Most of us do not know when a police officer is within their rights to search our car. Many times, when an officer asks,
The answer to the question do you have to submit to a field sobriety or breathalyzer test in Arizona, is No. Many would ask if I had not been drinking or I am not impaired by drugs, why would I want to refuse a test and upset the police officer. First, some people would consider