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Is expungement possible in Arizona?

Few things are more frustrating than having a criminal record that prevents you from gaining employment, housing, federal grants for school and other benefits. You may wonder if there is a way to clear your criminal history or expunge it. Unfortunately, Arizona is not a state that allows for expungement…

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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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5 drugs that are commonly abused

There are a lot of drugs that people use, misuse and become addicted to. Illicit drugs can have a significant impact on the lives of users. Not only can illegal substances cause a variety of health effects, but they can come with criminal consequences as well. Due to the fact that there…

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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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Get to know Arizona DUI laws

Arizona defines impaired driving as operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of at least .08% (.04% for commercial drivers and anything over .0% for drivers younger than 21). If an officer stops you for suspicion of driving under the influence, you must submit to a breath or blood…

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When is a DUI a felony in Arizona?

In most cases, a conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Arizona counts as a misdemeanor. However, there are certain types of DUI behavior that the state considers felonies. These violations are also known as “aggravated DUI” behaviors. The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provides…

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DUI enforcement in Arizona is about to become more aggressive

No one needs to tell you that drunk driving is a mistake. Not only may you seriously injure yourself and others in an alcohol-related car crash, but you may face stiff legal penalties if your blood alcohol concentration is above Arizona’s 0.08% legal limit. Even worse, enforcement of the state’s DUI laws…

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What are the consequences for drunk driving?

If you choose to drive drunk in Arizona, the consequences can vary based on if this has happened before, how old you are and how much alcohol was in your system while you were driving. These are just a few factors that the Arizona Department of Public Safety identify as considerations when…

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