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.

Liquored up Leprechauns behind the wheel: call Tempe DUI attorney

Here’s to a good week back to work after a green beer-soaked weekend.  Thousands of people turned Irish for one day to celebrate a traditional St. Patricks Day with corned beef, cabbage, green garb and of course green beer.  The drinking has become the largest part of March 17th, resulting in a high number of

Call top Tempe DUI lawyer if you are arrested for DUI or extreme DUI

It is not every day you see a new story about a police officer being arrested for driving under the influence. Today, a member of the University of Arizona police department is making headlines himself rather than the criminals he arrests.  To add the embarrassment and seriousness of the crime, the officer is a sergeant,

Clients are thankful for hiring experienced Tempe DUI attorney

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends, enjoying good food and good company, giving thanks for everything we are grateful for.  For many it is the kickoff to the holiday season.  Like any other holiday, many will celebrate with a group of people and unwind with some alcoholic drinks.  Also like other

Arizona DUI attorney helps wrong way drivers back on the right path

A Phoenix woman was arrested last week after she was seen driving the wrong way on Interstate 17.  Officials allege that the woman was driving under the influence of alcohol.  She has been charged with numerous counts including DUI, aggravated assault, and five counts of endangerment.  Luckily for other drivers, and the woman herself, there

Peoria DUI task force out for football fans this weekend

Football fans beware: police will be on full alert this weekend for impaired drivers driving home from watching their favorite games.  Peoria police department has announced it will join forces with other agencies in the area on a DUI task force Saturday through Sunday.  The task force will feature additional officers on the road looking

Football season brings with it more DUI call Glendale DUI Lawyer

Glendale DUI attorney Don’t Get Blitzed – Call a Glendale DUI Lawyer Football season is almost upon us; happy news for many Cardinals fans in Arizona.  The first Cardinals game will air tonight, pitting the birds against the Green Bay Packers in a preseason game.  Preseason games get fans and players alike pumped up for

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

Casinos plan to expand alcohol use

Navajo officials are proposing a change in tribal law that would expand the allowed areas for alcohol to be served within their Arizona casinos. Currently alcohol use in casinos can only be served and consumed in the restaurants, and is not allowed on the gaming floor.  The change would allow alcohol to be taken to

July 4th DUI patrols out in full force

Celebrating Independence Day this week is something many of you are looking forward to, especially if you are lucky enough to have the day off.  July 4th is often commemorated with cooling off in a pool, enjoying a barbeque, and sipping on some cold beers.  Holidays are always a big time of year for DUIs. 

Salt River DUIs can float you into big trouble

Salt River Tubing is a popular activity for people of all ages in Arizona. However, be aware of the Arizona laws on DUIs before you begin drinking. The Mesa destination lets you cool off and enjoy a leisurely float down the Salt River.  Many tubers are not just there to get wet and enjoy the

Mohave Valley Super Extreme DUI – You Need a Lawyer!

A Mohave Valley man was arrested this morning for a Super Extreme DUI.  After the police responded to a small accident that he caused, they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, along with unopened cans of beers.  A breathalyzer revealed that the man allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of .25

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 –