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Can You Get a DUI on a Horse in Arizona?

Arizona has strict DUI laws, including some obscure ones that can carry devastating legal and financial consequences. One question that equestrians in the state often want to know is if you can get a DUI on a horse in Arizona. Here’s an exposition of the state’s DUI laws and how…

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Post-Conviction Relief Process in Arizona

After facing a conviction, you are likely scrambling to challenge the ruling. In the state of Arizona, you have two basic means of doing this, one being an appeal and the other being post-conviction relief. It is the latter option we will discuss in-depth below: What is Post Conviction Relief…

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What Happens if you Fail a Drug Test on Probation?

Probation is no easy thing. It is much more than a slap on the wrist. There are very real rules you must follow in order to continue enjoying many of the privileges of freedom while also understanding the consequences for crimes you have committed in the past. What is Probation?…

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Arizona’s Boating DUI Laws

Each summer thousands of boaters take to the local waters for some much needed relief from the scorching Arizona temperatures. Before you take to the lakes in your watercraft this summer there are a few things you should know about Arizona’s boating DUI laws. First and foremost, it is illegal…

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Arizona Misdemeanor DUI Charges

When you are charged with a DUI in Arizona you need an aggressive DUI attorney who will defend you and your rights to make sure that you are treated fairly and within the guidelines of the law. Nolan law is here for you 24/7 to protect you and your rights if or…

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SB1070: Know Your Rights

The recent United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB1070. In a 5 to 3 decision the Supreme Court justices upheld one critical element of the bill while striking down several other parts. The High Court found that it was not a violation…

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What Are Your Appeal Rights and How Should They Be Used?

An appeal is very different from a trial, which is just one reason that appellate courts are confusing to many. During an appeal, the attorneys are gathering information about whether or not a legal error occurred during the trial. It’s normally all done in writing, and almost never involves revisiting…

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Know How Alcohol Affects Your Body

Alcohol, no matter how small the amount that one consumes, has an effect on the body. Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream and only a tiny amount of it is excreted by the body through the urine and breath. Long-term use of alcohol especially in excessive amounts always has physical…

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What Should I Know About Current Sheriff Paul Penzone and Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

County Sheriffs have the opportunity to interpret the law, which means that different situations are subject to their opinion and they can choose what issues get priority in the area. That’s why it’s so important to understand the people who are at the forefront when making these decisions, and how they…

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What is the Difference Between Setting Aside a Case vs Dismissing a Case in Arizona?

The legal world is filled with nuances and seeming contradictions. Each state has its own set of laws, which may be the same as other states, similar, or different. Legal terms can also be even more baffling when used by the media or entertainment industry. In this article, we will…

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What Exactly Is a White Collar Crime in Arizona?

Have you ever heard of a white collar crime? Perhaps you heard that one of your neighbors was arrested for insurance fraud, or saw the film The Big Short about the mortgage industry fraud that caused a brief depression in 2008. Whether or not you’ve heard of it, white collar…

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What You Need to Know About the TASC Drug Diversion Program in Arizona

There has been a lot of discussion about the best way to deal with non-violent drug offenders, with most people on both sides of the political aisle preferring drug diversion programs that enable recovery rather than jail time. TASC stands for Treatment Assessment Screening Center, and it has a stunning 73%…

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