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What to do at a DUI Checkpoint

Your Options at a DUI Checkpoint A while back, we kept seeing videos of drivers who had attached a note to their window when they proceeded through a DUI check point. The note stated: “I remain silent, No searches, I want my lawyer”. The videos took place in Florida where most were waved through the […]

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A Look at Arizona Misdemeanor DUI Violations

Arizona Misdemeanor DUI Violations Over the past few decades, many states—including Arizona—have developed stringent laws regarding DUI charges and punishments. A misdemeanor is a type of crime that typically carries a punishment that may include up to year of jail time, a fine, required community service, or a probationary period. In the state of Arizona, […]

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Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Blood Tests in DUI Cases

Warrantless Blood Tests and the Supreme Court In Missouri, police officers had broad discretion in administering blood tests to suspected intoxicated drivers without a judge’s approval. The rationale for this discretion was that alcohol naturally dissipates over time, so a driver’s blood alcohol content would lower by the time the warrant was issued. In 2013, […]

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A Look at Probation Following a DUI Charge

My Arizona Probation Options with a DUI Charge Probation is an option to stay under the court’s supervision for a period of time instead of going to jail. If you are placed on Arizona probation following a DUI charge, you will need to adhere to several conditions, including regularly reporting to your probation officer. You […]

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Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Arizona?

Arizona Implied Consent Law and Breathalyzer Test Arizona has an “implied consent” law requiring someone to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test if lawfully arrested for DUI. However, the arresting officer must have reasonable grounds to believe the driver has been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even though the officer […]

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Arizona Laws for DUI and DWI

DWI and DUI in Arizona If you are found guilty of a DWI or DUI in Arizona, you may face harsh penalties from the courts and the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. Even though your specific penalties depend on the circumstances surrounding your DUI, you likely face jail time, fines, and mandatory completion […]

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Your Rights At A Sobriety Checkpoint

Arizona and Sobriety Checkpoint Rights In more than 38 states, sobriety checkpoints have become a part of DUI enforcement as allowed by law. Sobriety checkpoints are locations where law enforcement officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication or impairment. In Arizona, a sobriety checkpoint can be held in various areas at least […]

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Photo Radar Enforcement Laws in Arizona

Photo Radar Enforcement in Arizona Following Arizona law, photo enforcement systems must be clearly marked in the view of motorists. Failure to properly warn motorists can often lead to a driver being acquitted from an unjust ticket. In order for a photo radar ticket to be justified, the following laws must be followed: There must […]

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