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Penalties for Commercial Drivers Who Commit DUIs in Arizona

Penalties for Professional and Commercial Drivers Who Commit DUIs in Arizona

People who hold a commercial driving license (CDL) are held to higher standards when it comes to committing violations on the road, particularly violations involving the use of alcohol or illicit substances. Drivers who have the CDL can operate commercial vehicles like trucks and buses. When […]

Can a Breathalyzer Produce a False Positive Result?

Can a Breathalyzer Produce a False Positive Result?

The accuracy of breathalyzers often comes under question. Can a breathalyzer produce a false positive? Can you challenge the results of a breathalyzer test in Arizona? The answers to both of these questions are “yes.”

Common Causes of False Positives

The aim of the breathalyzer machine is to estimate the […]

Can a Passenger be Charged with DUI in Arizona

Can a Passenger be Charged with DUI?

DUI refers to driving under the influence. As such, the term pertains solely to the individual operating the vehicle. If you’re riding in a car that’s operated by an intoxicated driver, you can’t be charged for their actions. Still, this question “can a passenger be charged with DUI?” interests […]

Underage Drinking Regulations and Sanctions in Arizona

Underage Drinking Regulations and Sanctions in Arizona

Underage drinking remains a serious problem throughout the US and Arizona is no exception. The state has quite strict underage drinking regulations pertaining to the possession and consumption of alcohol. The repercussions are also severe for underage drivers who have committed a DUI.

Drinking and Alcohol Possession by Minors: An […]

Police Reports in DUI Cases in Arizona – Phoenix DUI Defense

Police Reports in DUI cases in Arizona

Introduction to Police Reports in DUI cases

Just as in any criminal case, or many civil matters, police reports in DUI cases will be generated to record what happened. The police report can be a crucial piece of evidence in a criminal trial. Actually viewing a police report can be […]

Warrantless Blood Tests for DUI are Unconstitutional

Introduction to United States Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Blood Tests for DUI Detection are Unconstitutional

Drinking and driving laws require accurate detection of blood alcohol concentration in every driver that law enforcement believes may be impaired while driving. Some methods that are commonly used include: field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests, and blood tests. Each method of […]

Drinking and Driving Laws with Other Means of Transportation

Drinking and Driving Laws, With Other Means of Transportation

When it comes to drinking and driving laws, most people think of the traditional means of transportation for this to happen, i.e. motor vehicles. Being arrested for drinking and driving is not isolated to just drinking and operating motor vehicles; there are many […]

Theories of Punishment and DUI – Phoenix Criminal Defense

Theories of Punishment and DUI

Introduction to Theories of Punishment and DUI

Theories for Punishment and DUI

When it comes to the American justice system, theories of punishment for crimes are a driving force in the execution of punishments. There have been four major theories of punishment for […]

The History of Drinking and Driving Laws in the United States

Introduction to The History of Drinking and Driving Laws in the United States

Introduction to The History of Drinking and Driving Laws in the United StatesThe history of laws related to drinking and driving do not go as far back in history as one may think. In […]

Defenses to Driving under the Influence Charges

 

Introduction to Defenses to Driving under the Influence Charges

Introduction to Defenses to Driving under the Influence ChargesBeing arrested for a driving under the influence charge is actually a frequent occurrence. One out of five drivers will be arrested at some point for a driving under the […]

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