DUI

Can A DUI Be Erased In Arizona?

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Every state has different laws on what can and cannot be removed from a criminal record. They also have different processes by which they remove crimes. Some of them leave traces, and some of them don’t. Arizona is very particular in the way they allow records to be cleaned, or at least modified, when it comes to all crimes – not just DUIs.Most people with a DUI conviction would prefer to have it stricken from the official record entirely. Any criminal conviction can make life difficult for a person who is attempting to do anything that involves a background check,...

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The Most Common And Effective Defenses Against DUI

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It’s never easy when you get a DUI. But it’s especially difficult in Arizona. Since Arizona has some of the most unforgiving DUI penalties in the United States, it’s crucial to have a competent DUI attorney who is familiar with effective defenses to help you fight your case. Some defenses work better than others, even if they can only reduce the penalties you face. Every case is different, but there are certain avenues that every dedicated attorney should follow when defending their client in a DUI case. Lack Of Reasonable Suspicion Officers are not allowed to conduct a traffic stop without reasonable...

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What Happens When Teens Get DUIs?

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Arizona loves to party. And unfortunately, many people start partying a little too young. Youth drinking rates in Arizona are slightly higher than they are in the rest of the country. And, not coincidentally, so are underage DUI legal penalties. This creates substantial problems for parents and teens in Arizona. The consequences have the potential to be extraordinarily expensive and damaging to a teen’s future – even if no one was hurt, and even if the underage drinker only had a few sips. Arizona’s DUI Laws For Underage Drinkers Anyone under the age of 21 driving with ANY amount of alcohol...

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The Basics Of Drunk Driving Laws In Arizona And What You Should Do If You Are Stopped For A DUI

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Arizona’s Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits There are some DUI basics that apply in every state. The Blood Alcohol Concentration limit (or BAC for short) is 0.08% wherever you’re located in Arizona. Arizona differs from most of the states in many ways, serving up some of the harshest and strictest DUI punishments and restrictions in the country. That’s why it’s so important to work with a lawyer who has vast experience handling Arizona’s unique DUI laws.An extreme DUI kicks in at a 0.15 BAC, at which point the full force of the law comes down with a fury. If your BAC is...

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You Do Not Have To Be Driving To Be Charged With DUI

Arizona law states that “it is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle” while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In other words, you do not have to actually be driving to be arrested for DUI in Tucson, Arizona. If you were in actual physical control of the vehicle, you can also be charged, convicted, and issued serious penalties, including loss of liberty (jail time). WHAT IS ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL? In some ways, getting charged for DUI without driving is almost like being charged with attempting to commit a DUI, which isn’t a...

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The High Price Of A DUI Conviction

If someone invited you to a party or gathering recently, you probably made some plans before you went. You likely planned what you would wear, what time you would arrive, and what food you might bring. You probably remembered to feed the dog and to leave the porch light on in case it was dark when you got home. After making all these arrangements, you may have forgotten the most important preparation of the night.Neglecting to arrange a designated driver or other safe ride home likely brought your evening of fun to an abrupt halt. Maybe you didn’t even think...

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