Ninth DUI Results in a Life Sentence

You have heard that Arizona is one of the toughest states when it comes to DUIs.  My extensive DUI experience all around the state can testify that this is true.  While each city, county and court are different when it comes to DUI consequences, I can say I have never seen a sentencing like the

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.

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

Tempe DUI cases have possible weakness due to officer misconduct

An article released some surprising news today: numerous DUI cases in Tempe are being reviewed and may be dismissed due to the arresting officer’s misconduct.  The officer, who was experienced on the DUI squad, is on administrative leave pending an investigation.  The city says that some cases have even already been dismissed, but dismissed without

Joint Tempe and Scottsdale DUI Task Force on the prowl

The DUI hunt was on in full force this weekend, looking for any driver that appears to be impaired.  Tempe and Scottsdale police, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office joined forces for a DUI task force for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, with a command post

St. Patrick’s Day: Green Beer and Driving don’t mix

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Arizona Consequences for Refusing a DUI Breath or Blood Draw.

In my experience as a prominent Phoenix, Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I hear quite a lot of misinformation within the general public, as well as lawyers, relating to DUI consequences.  One of the most common questions I hear relates to what a person is required to do during a DUI investigation and the consequences of

Importance of Hiring a Phoenix DUI Lawyer

Arizona is one of the strictest states in the country for DUI’s.  As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have handled almost every single type of case, from criminal speeding to very serious drug cases.  Out of the hundreds of criminal charges, driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the very few where

Arizona Tips on What to do if Stopped for DUI

There is so much incorrect information circulated about what to do if you are pulled over and you have been drinking.  As a prominent DUI attorney, I am absolutely astounded to hear non-lawyers try to give legal advice when they don’t have the slightest clue as to what they are talking about.  For some reason,

Tempe Police + ASU Police = More DUI’s.

I recently read this article about ASU police joining Tempe police in weekend DUI task forces on Mill Avenue.  You can read the article by clicking here. A few years ago, I was at an annual DUI seminar and one of the presenters shared the single best piece of advice I have ever heard –