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How Long Does A DUI Stay On Your Record?

A lot of lawyers talk about driving under the influence as if it’s a separate area of law that’s different from criminal law. But make no mistake about it, a DUI is a crime. This means that if you are convicted of DUI, you have a criminal record. How long does a DUI stay on […]

What Happens To My Out-Of-State Driver’s License After An Arizona DUI?

If you get charged with DUI while visiting Arizona, or if you live in Arizona but your driver’s license was issued by another state, it’s a little more complicated to get your driver’s license back. In these situations, Arizona will assign you a driver record number (not an actual license) and take action against that […]

DUI & The Elderly: Why Senior Citizens May be at Risk for DUI in Arizona

You may have been a good driver your whole life. Maybe you’ve had an occasional speeding ticket over the years, but you’ve never been arrested before. But no matter how cautiously you drive, a number of factors can increase your risk of being charged with a DUI as you get older. We naturally become less […]

Don’t I Get A Public Defender?

Many people assume that they’ll get a public defender or a court-appointed lawyer if they’re ever charged with a crime. After all, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution says that “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall . . . have the assistance of counsel for his defense.” And the Fifth Amendment requires […]

Military DUI Consequences

If you’re charged with DUI on a military base in the United States, like Davis Monthan Air Force Base here in Tucson, your case will probably be prosecuted in federal court. If you are charged with a DUI on base while serving in the military, you could also be subject to a court-martial. Even if […]

My Case Was Dismissed Without Prejudice, What Does That Mean?

I get a lot of calls from people with cases in Tucson City Court or Pima County Justice Court who ask how the state can “bring back” old charges against them that have already been dismissed. Sometimes the people who ask this question have just learned that they have a warrant out for their arrest. […]

Ordered Out Of Your Own Home In A DV Case?

Anytime you are charged with a crime in Arizona, a judge decides the conditions of release you must abide by until the case is over. Domestic violence conditions of release in Arizona are imposed just like the conditions of pretrial release in any other type of criminal case, but the ramifications can be much more […]

Beware of Arizona DUI Scams

When someone is arrested and charged with a crime, it all becomes part of the public record. This is like blood in the water for the sharks out there trying to make a buck off of people’s misfortune. There are websites seeking to capitalize by posting booking photos online and making people pay for their […]

The Problem With Disorderly Conduct In Arizona

Disorderly conduct in Arizona, sometimes referred to as “disturbing the peace,” is a crime that can be committed in an almost infinite number of ways because the language of the Arizona disorderly conduct law is very broad. It is also very subjective because the crime is not well defined. As a result, it’s not uncommon […]

DUI & Your CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)

Arizona interstates are teeming with commercial drivers, including many commercial drivers from out of state. When you drive for a living, a DUI charge can be devastating. If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), Arizona (like every other state) holds you to a much higher standard when it comes to safety and Arizona DUI […]