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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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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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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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What Is an Aggravated DUI?

Aggravated DUI in Arizona Driving under the influence, or DUI, refers to operating a vehicle when your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit. An aggravated DUI, also called a “felony DUI” or “extreme DUI,” is a more serious DUI charge that may arise under certain circumstances. Keep reading to find out more about […]

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Liquor Laws Regarding Minors in Arizona

Arizona Liquor Laws and Minors With the establishment of the National Minimum Age Drinking Act of 1984, the legal drinking age at which any individual is allowed to purchase and consume alcohol in any of the 50 United States is 21. However, individual states still retain some jurisdiction regarding the consumption of alcohol in private […]

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Arizona Open Container Laws and You

Arizona Open Container Laws and Consequences Almost every state has laws against driving with an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle. In a minority of states, passengers can have an open container, but drivers can’t consume or possess an alcoholic beverage while driving. The elements of Arizona open container laws and the […]

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How Effective Are Personal Breathalyzers?

Are Personal Breathalyzers Effective? An average of 900,000 drivers are arrested annually on DUI charges. Personal breathalyzers are a tool designed to notify drivers when they are too intoxicated to legally get behind the wheel. However, can you rely on your personal breathalyzer to tell you when you are or are not eligible to be […]

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What To Do If You Are Stopped For A DUI

Stopped For A DUI? Being investigated for a DUI can be a frightening experience. Not everyone knows what to expect or what they should and should not consent to do during the investigation. Here is some helpful information about DUI investigations in Arizona if you happened to be stopped for a DUI. Ask to Speak […]

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