Is Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

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.

Car Insurance Language: Why are Policy Terms So Confusing?

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.

Photo Radar and Traffic Ticket Lawyers

Our office is excited to announce that we are now handling photo radar and traffic tickets. Over the past several months, we have received countless phone calls from potential clients requesting information about photo radar. After giving it considerable thought, we have decided to provide the same level of legal representation to photo radar clients

Don’t let a speeding ticket ruin your California get-away

Even though Spring Break is over, summer is getting close and that means some of you are planning a quick weekend trip to sunny California to enjoy the beach life for a few days.  California is so close to Phoenix, just hours away by car, that many of us chose to skip the airport lines

A motorcycle speeding charge is a fast way to a major headache

Motorcycles are a thrilling choice of transportation.  With the wind in your hair, sun in your face, and an extremely fast acceleration, motorbikes are an appealing ride for many people from young to old.  Whatever age you are, and whatever type of bike you ride, motorcyclists find themselves facing speeding charges as much as any

Candid Camera: Speed camera tickets are no laughing matter

Speed cameras were the talk of the town several years ago when a huge surge of them was placed around the Valley on our highways.  Many drivers saw the dreaded flash of light and soon after received the letter in the mail.  If you were lucky enough to avoid one of these tickets, you certainly

Double Trouble for Litchfield Park Speeder

A man who led police on a high-speed chase earlier in the month was arrested Thursday morning after police allegedly witnessed him driving under a suspended license.   On February 8, 2013, the Litchfield Park man was pursued by police after driving at speeds over 100 miles per hour.  This week, a Goodyear police officer recognized

Be Careful – Speeding in Eloy Could Result in Big Penalties!

My law firm has represented countless clients for criminal speeding – also known as excessive speeding.  Some of the more common ways people can be charged with excessive speeding is if they are traveling more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, or if they are traveling faster than 80 miles per

Gila Bend – Cops on the Lookout for Excessive Speeders

I had two hearings in Gila Bend this morning for Excessive Speeding.  Gila Bend is one of the biggest speed traps in all of Arizona.  People either coming from or going to San Diego have been used to traveling 75 miles per hour for miles and miles.  All of a sudden, they come to the

Criminal Speeding – Keep Your Pedal off the Metal!

A person can be charged with excessive (criminal) speeding if they are traveling more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit or more than 85 miles per hour on a highway.  Excessive Speeding is not your run of the milll speeding ticket – it is Class 3 misdemeanor.  This means that you

Reckless Driving – Cops Make This Stuff Up

Police officers are given wide discretion to cite people for Reckless Driving.  To support a reckless driving charge, all the police officer has to show is that the driving behavior resulted in a reckless disregard for the safety of others.  As a defense attorney, I am constantly fighting these charges based on the subjective nature