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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Defending Against Accusations Of Domestic Violence

Across the country, laws against domestic violence continue to expand as politicians and advocacy groups become more vocal. Often, when someone accuses an intimate partner of abuse, the court of public opinion quickly finds that person guilty before a hearing, verdict or sentencing can occur. If someone has accused you of domestic violence, you may be facing a future of uncertainty. Perhaps the allegation has already damaged your reputation. Your job may be on the line as well as your parenting time. You have rights As with most violent crimes, the circumstances surrounding the alleged offense can affect the penalties. Generally, a conviction...

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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 be driving to be arrested for DUI. If you were in actual physical control of the vehicle, you could also be charged, convicted and issued serious penalties. What Is Actual Physical Control? Actual physical control is a fairly nebulous legal concept. Whether or not a person had actual physical control over a vehicle is determined based on a variety of factors. Questions that may be asked...

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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 would 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 all-time low. Arizona and most other states...

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Clarification Is Key To Avoiding Protection Order Violations

Many people in Arizona currently face challenges regarding various types of protection orders filed against them. If an incident erupted that led to police coming to your home and arresting you, the court may have already issued an emergency protection order on a short-term basis. The court has several options in place to coincide with different situations that include the ability to change an order, add further restrictions to an existing one or issue a new one altogether. Protection order basics Authorities are obligated to act in such ways so as not to violate your Constitutional rights. At the same time, it...

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