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Legalization of Marijuana and DUI in Arizona

Legalization of Marijuana and DUI in Arizona

Throughout Arizona, DUI attorneys are reporting an uptick in DUI arrest cases since voters passed Proposition 207. Proposition 207 decriminalized the use of marijuana and joined neighboring states California and Nevada in allowing the recreational use of marijuana. […]

How Much Jail Time for DUI in Arizona?

How Much Jail Time for DUI in Arizona?

Anyone arrested for DUI in Arizona is going to spend at least one night in jail. The law is structured so that all DUI offenders, regardless of the level of the offense, will spend at least one day in jail. Technically, you can be ordered to serve ten […]

DUI and Jail Time in Arizona

DUI and Jail Time in Arizona

If you’re pulled over for DUI in Arizona, the cops are going to do a few things. First, they’ll look around to see if they see any open containers of alcohol in the car. They’re also going to look for drug paraphernalia, especially if they smell marijuana. They’re also going […]

The Impact of DUI Police Reports in Arizona

The Impact of DUI Police Reports in Arizona

If you are caught drunk driving or charged with drunk driving even though you were sober, the police officer who performs the arrest will complete a police report. This report features information pertaining to the details of the arrest such as the day and time of the stop, […]

How Do Citizens Arrests Work in Arizona?

How Do Citizens Arrests Work in Arizona?

Under Arizona law, you can make a citizen’s arrest when you witness some specific types of crimes. But the problem is, making a citizen’s arrest carries risks with it that the criminal might harm you in the process. Or you’ll face prosecution for your actions during the arrest, which […]

Do You Have to Pay for Jail Time in Arizona?

Do You Have to Pay for Jail Time in Arizona?

The only thing worse than having to go to jail is being required to pay for your stay. That’s right, the city or the county where you’re incarcerated can make you pay for your stay as if you went to a hotel. Your Arizona DUI attorney […]

Can You Get a DUI When Your Not Driving in Arizona?

Can You Get a DUI When Your Not Driving in Arizona?

Some people think that they can’t be arrested for DUI if they aren’t driving the car when the cops stop them. In fact, some drivers will pull into a parking lot and take the keys out of the car to avoid a DUI arrest. Unfortunately, […]

What Police Look for When Pulled Over for Suspicion of DUI?

What Police Look for When Pulled Over for Suspicion of DUI?

Despite what you may think, the police don’t randomly pull people over in the hopes that they’re drunk. Most cops have much better things to do with their time. At the same time, however, law enforcement has a duty to keep the public safe. […]

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Arizona?

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Arizona?

If you’re like most people, you can’t stand going through a DUI checkpoint in Arizona. They’re inconvenient and can hold you up for a while. Plus, most drivers get nervous at a checkpoint even if they haven’t done anything wrong. Even though the officers are likely trying to take drunk […]

Does Arizona Prop 207 Make it Legal to Smoke Marijuana?

Does Arizona Proposition 207 Make it Legal to Smoke Marijuana?

This past November, 4 states decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Arizona was one of these states. The legislation legalizing marijuana is called Proposition 207 and is officially known as the “Smart and Safe Arizona Act.” It was […]