DUI in Arizona: What Are the Possible Penalties?

Don’t let a DUI arrest ruin your life. At Matthew Lopez Law, we have many years of experience fighting DUI charges in Arizona for our clients. In many cases, we have been able to have charges dismissed or reduced for our clients, minimizing the penalties they face. If you have been charged with any type of DUI or DWI in Arizona, call our firm for a free consultation.

Scottsdale DUI Lawyer Representing Professional Athletes

Two professional Arizona sports players are facing DUI charges, according to reports released this week.  Phoenix Suns player P.J. Tucker was arrested in May in Scottsdale and is reportedly being charged with a DUI.  In a separate incident, Cardinals player John Abraham was arrested in Georgia last month for driving under the influence.

Scottsdale DUI attorney warns Waste Management Open fans of DUI risks

The grass, the sun, the crowds, the golf, and of course the drinks! This is what draws tens of thousands of people to this weekend’s Waste Management Open in Scottsdale.  Drinking and rowdy fans make this golf tournament different from all other tournaments.  It makes for a fun event for people of all ages.  This

Make the best decision for 2014: call top Scottsdale DUI attorney

The year has finally come to a close, and the numbers are in: according to the Arizona Office of Highway Safety, arrests for drunk driving was actually down in 2013. This reduction is the first of its kind in ten years. Each year starting in 2004, DUI arrests have been increasing until last year. There

Fierce Arizona DUI Attorney Answers Your DUI Questions

Don’t Get the Max – Call an Arizona DUI Attorney Another Hollywood DUI arrest hopefully sends a message that no one is above the law when it comes to carelessly driving impaired.  R&B singer Miguel was arrested in Los Angeles early this morning after being pulled over for speeding and having tinted windows.  Having a

Viral DUI checkpoint video challenges police protocol

A video of a Tennessee man being stopped at a DUI checkpoint over the weekend has gone viral.  The video, taken by a hidden camera in the car, shows the police intimidating the driver and searching his vehicle after a K9 supposedly sniffed drugs, when in fact the driver had not been drinking at all

Graduation Parties bring more DUIs to state

Congratulations to the class of 2013!  School is finally finished and you are going out into the world, but not without a fun graduation send-off with family and friends.  Many of you are celebrating this huge accomplishment with a BBQ or party, and no graduation celebration would be complete without some cold beers or mixed

Scottsdale Cop Misstates Law in a DUI Investigation

I represented a client recently for a DUI charge. After reviewing the police report and interviewing the police officer, I found out the officer told my client that he had no legal right to refuse field sobriety tests.  Officer said that he couldn’t physically make him perform the tests, but he had no legal right

Scottsdale DUI – Don’t Trust Blood Results!!!

In preparation for a DUI trial I had this week at Scottsdale Municipal Court, my investigation revealed that there have been significant issues with the Scottsdale Police Department’s gas chromatogram (machine used to determine blood alcohol concentration). Some of my findings include maintenance and calibration issues.  Additionally, I have uncovered many human errors during the

Scottsdale DUI Dismissal – You Can Win These Cases!!

I represented a client who was arrested in downtown Scottsdale for a driving while under the influence charge.  The officer made the initial stop because he observed driving behavior consistent with impaired driving.  Once stopped, the officer pursued an investigation – based on client’s mannerisms – mannerisms that one may have if they were impaired