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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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Alternative Sanctioning Approaches for Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona

Consequences for Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona Paying a fine or serving time in jail are not ideal options for either local authorities or those who have been charged with a DUI. If you have received multiple DUI convictions, understanding your alternatives is important. The state of Arizona has four alternative sanction options for repeat […]

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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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The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test

What is the Horizontal Gaze Test? The horizontal gaze nystagmus test is one of the three standardized field sobriety tests used by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to identify possible drunk drivers. This test has been studied to be the most accurate of the three, with a 77 percent accuracy rating in detecting […]

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Vehicular Homicide in Arizona

Arizona and Vehicular Homicide Many states have specific laws for homicides involving a vehicle, and there is usually a separate set of regulations and penalties for vehicular homicide. Vehicular manslaughter is defined as a crime that causes the death of a human being due to illegal driving of an automobile, including gross negligence, drunk driving, […]

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