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How Long Does A DUI Stay On Your Record?

DUI Background Check

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…

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

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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…

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Don’t I Get A Public Defender?

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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…

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Military DUI Consequences

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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…

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

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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.…

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Ordered Out Of Your Own Home In A DV Case?

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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…

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