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Know How Alcohol Affects Your Body & Your Driving

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jan 3, 2022

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 and emotional changes that greatly…

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Penalties for a First-Time DUI Offense in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Oct 12, 2021

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence in Arizona, you may be curious to know what kinds of penalties and fines you can expect. Arizona is one of the toughest states when it comes to DUI laws.  According to Arizona law, it is illegal to drive or otherwise be in control of a…

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What Are the Consequences for Drunk Driving in AZ?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Sep 13, 2021

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 identifies as considerations when the consequences for drunk…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Horse in Arizona?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Apr 2, 2021

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 they apply to intoxicated horse…

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Appealing a Felony Conviction

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

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, listening to your attorney’s oral…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Arizona?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

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 around a city without operating…

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

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

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 make the situation more difficult…

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

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

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 for driving while under the…

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Can a Plea Deal Be Overturned?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

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 any good. Thankfully, you may…

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Arizona police trying DUI-drugs roadside testing device

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

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 determine if a driver’s blood…

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