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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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The ignition interlock device and other penalties for DUI

Perhaps you have driven your car after having a beer or two on numerous occasions. You have never had a problem. However, let us say law enforcement pulls you over because of a broken tail light. The officer smells alcohol on your breath, so instead of giving you a ticket, he…

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Arizona police trying DUI-drugs roadside testing device

With approximately 200,000 people now in Arizona’s medical marijuana program, there is concern among law enforcement agencies across the state that a growing number of people might be driving under the influence of marijuana. We all know that Mesa police and officers across the state use breath and blood tests to…

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Lesson learned: Arizona State parties can lead to DUI arrests

Because many of our Mesa Criminal Defense Blog readers either graduated from Arizona State University or are attending ASU now, we are certain that its reputation as a party school is familiar. We read recently that ASU placed 14th on a 2019 list of the top party colleges in the…

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DUI charges as a minor

In this blog post, we will examine some of the legal issues and consequences that young people may have to deal with if they are facing DUI charges. When people think about the typical driver who is pulled over for being under the influence, they may think of someone in…

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Losing your job due to a DUI case

When a driver is pulled over because they appear to be under the influence, their entire life may change in an instant. They may have to miss out on important events because of a prison sentence, they could lose their spouse and they may be unable to drive for a…

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DUI cases and time behind bars

We have covered a number of topics related to DUI charges, but it is important for those who are facing DUI charges to understand the various ways in which their lives could be disrupted. Aside from financial penalties and the loss of driving privileges, prison time may even be a…

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