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
Obstruction of Justice Obstruction of justice is an incredibly broad charge. Arizona law categorizes obstruction of justice as “using or threatening to use violence or physical force, such person knowingly obstructs, impairs or hinders the enforcement of penal law or preservation of the peace by a peace officer acting under the color of his official
Distractions can come in a variety of guises. While you may not think of yourself as being one who participates in distracted driving, you may want to reconsider once you understand the scope of the problem. There is no question about the danger of drunk driving. In fact, drunk driving contributes to about 2 million vehicle crashes annually. Fatalities associated with highway accidents involving two or more cars are over 50% more likely to have alcohol impairment as a factor in the crash. As sobering as those statistics may be, the Centers for Disease Control has identified distracted driving as another major cause for vehicular accidents.
Mesa City councilman DUI arrest A local elected official has found himself in a media firestorm after an arrest for suspicion of DUI. Ryan Winkle, a Mesa City Councilman elected just this past November, was arrested earlier this month in Tempe, Arizona after he was allegedly weaving his car on the road. Police pulled him
Car owners in Arizona are expected to have proper car insurance. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the law requires that minimum levels of liability insurance coverage be carried for every motor vehicle operated on Arizona roadways. This means bodily injury coverage of no less than $15,000 per person and $30,000 for two or more people. You must also carry property-damage liability of at least $10,000. These requirements extend to golf carts, motorcycles and mopeds as well.
When you or a loved one has been harmed or injured in an accident or incident, you have recourse of which you should to be aware. At the time of the injury or incident, emotions are high and those involved may be acting on automatic pilot. Important information may go unnoticed or be forgotten. Being aware of those things and people that will help you in a claim for damages will greatly increase your odds for a satisfactory resolution.
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
Urinating in public may seem like an innocent enough act. Under Arizona law, however, urinating in public is much 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
Recreational Marijuana still illegal in Arizona Marijuana laws around the country are relaxing each year. It seems the general population is becoming less and less scared of the idea of this drug. Over half the states now have marijuana legalized in some form or another. Arizona legalized pot for medical use in 2010, paving the
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.
DUI at Lake Powell – Federal Court Leads to Federal Jail As we approach summer, it is important to discuss the precautions needed for boating at Lake Mead. There are portions of Lake Mead that are on federal land. If you plan on operating a boat, be careful not drink. Most people who go boating
Final Four games in Glendale AZ bring crowds, craziness Another major sports event is gracing the Phoenix area this weekend with not one but both of the Final Four college basketball games. The games will determine the 2 remaining teams to battle for the championship. The actual games are being held in Glendale at the
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,
Woman faces AZ fraud, embezzlement felony charges Money can make people do things that they never expected from themselves. When a person gets caught up in a money-making endeavor, it can take over their thinking and start to cloud logic and the normal level of caution. Many times I have seen a case where someone
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
Have you received a ticket for Urinating in Public in Scottsdale? Last week, a prosecutor asked my office how we receive so many urinating in public cases out of Scottsdale. It’s really not a secret. Because we are good at what we do, every year, countless clients will hire us to help with their UIP
Arizona Spring Training means more MIPs and MICs For baseball fans, another exciting season of ball games is about to begin. It all starts here with the Spring Training Cactus League. Our perfect spring weather is the reason so many baseball teams land in Arizona to practice for the upcoming season. Spring Training in the
Criminal Damage and Arson charges in Mesa, Arizona Arizona is one of the most biker-friendly states in the country. Miles of open road, mild weather, and plenty of biker hang-outs. Today, a woman made Mesa, Arizona a little less biker-friendly for her boyfriend when she set his $17,000 Harley Davidson on fire. The woman was
A Peaceful Protest Could Result in Jail Time The right to protest and share your beliefs is protected under the first amendment of the constitution. However, that doesn’t mean that all protests are legal or that you may not find yourself in jail for being part of a demonstration. Even peaceful protests can end with
Shoplifting prevention efforts around Arizona Tis the season for crowded malls and busy box stores. During the winter leading up to Christmas, shops all around Arizona are experiencing a boost in sales. People are feverishly buying stuff: gifts for family and friends, cookware for an upcoming holiday party, or decorations to add to the growing
Legalization of Marijuana in Arizona Although Proposition 205 did not pass this year in Arizona, it lost by a narrow margin. Legalization of marijuana could still be in Arizona’s future, which could have many impacts on the laws and regulations that exist today. One of the major concerns is how DUIs would be enforced when
Was your car or property searched for marijuana in Arizona? Ever since medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona in 2010, legislature has been in a frenzy arguing over all sorts of aspects of the program and how it relates to current laws. Many still fight to repeal the medical marijuana act altogether, others argue over
Sheriff Joe ongoing legal matter There’s a new Sheriff in town. At long last, the contentious elections are finalized. The polls were not only heated in the national election. Here in Arizona we had some controversial votes to cast. Along with legalizing recreational marijuana, Maricopa County had to decide on who will run the sheriff’s office. The results of
How Many People Were Arrested for DUI in Tempe Over Halloween Weekend Halloween is one of the busiest weekends for DUI arrests. People are having fun and going to dress up parties. The good news is throughout Arizona, DUIs over Halloween weekend were down in 2016. Compared to the 320 DUI arrests last year, only