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What Is the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer In Arizona?

It is not uncommon to hear these two words used interchangeably in both everyday conversation and in the news. And most of the time, it doesn’t cause confusion. Most people understand the meaning behind the words without getting caught up in the technicalities. However, there are differences between the two,…

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What To Do After a DUI Arrest

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a significant contributing factor to the number of car crashes in the state of Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, 4,923 alcohol-related collisions took place in 2016. There are certain things a person can expect after a DUI arrest. You have a right…

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What is a criminal appeal?

When a Mesa resident is arrested for the alleged commission of a crime there are a few different ways that their legal matter may move forward. If the prosecutor on their case decides that there is not any evidence connecting them to the matter then they may be released from…

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Getting a license back after a DUI revocation

One of the penalties that drivers in Arizona may face if they are convicted of a drunk driving crime is the loss of their driving privileges. A driver’s license may be suspended or revoked, leaving them without the right to get behind the wheel of a car and drive where…

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Understanding Arizona’s homicide laws

If you kill someone in Arizona, with or without the intention to do so, that is a homicide. But did you know that Arizona law specifies four types of homicide for which you could face charges? It is true. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the death you allegedly caused, you could face prosecution for…

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Police can arrest a driver with a BAC lower than 0.08

In most states, the legal limit of the amount of alcohol people can have in their systems when driving a car is 0.08. Numerous organizations lobbied the government to lower the limit over the years, and many groups continue to believe that legally lowering the limit more will further reduce the number of…

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Appealing a felony conviction

A felony conviction may be a devastating blow after the months you spent preparing for and going through your criminal trial. However, in Arizona, you can appeal the decision. The appellate court’s review of your trial is not a second trial. Instead, it is a panel of judges reading your brief,…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Arizona?

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense. Police are constantly on the lookout for any intoxicated drivers, especially during holidays. During the most recent Fourth of July holiday, Arizona police arrested 289 individuals for operating vehicles while inebriated. After a night of drinking, there are many ways to get…

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Ways people make a DUI arrest harder than it needs to be

Arizona police have really cracked down on drunk drivers in recent years. In 2017, police made over 93,000 more traffic stops than in the previous year. However, the actual number of arrests only increased slightly, which suggests many Arizona residents avoid getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking. Unfortunately, many people…

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Is your DUI the result of a false positive on a testing device?

If you have a DUI charge pending against you, you may feel like there is nothing you can do to avoid a conviction. Many people in the Mesa area, like you, find themselves in similar situations. Up until now, you probably never thought you could end up with criminal charges…

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Can a Plea Deal Be Overturned?

When you are facing criminal charges, you may decide to enter a plea bargain, also known as a plea deal. A plea deal is a strategy for reducing your charges and shortening your sentence. You may attempt to strike a deal only to find out it is not doing you…

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What happens when you evade police to avoid a DUI?

Arizona police have really cracked down in recent years on people who decide to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. 2017 saw tens of thousands more people pulled over, but luckily, the total number of DUI arrests only increased a little bit. This proves that more people have decided to avoid driving after…

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