Tucson hit and run accident scene

Hit and run charges, also known as leaving the scene of an accident, can occur when you fail to stop after getting into a car accident. It seems like a lot of these cases have been in the news lately and some of them are pretty egregious — like the woman who hit a pedestrian…

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Reckless driving in Arizona

Reckless driving is not just a civil traffic offense in Arizona, it is a crime that can carry a mandatory jail sentence and result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Although a reckless driving conviction may be preferable to a DUI conviction in many cases, the Arizona MVD considers it an 8-point violation — the…

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Domestic violence is as big a problem in Arizona as it is everywhere else. It’s a problem that became the focus of law enforcement years ago and has led to the proliferation of special “domestic violence courts” across the country, including in Arizona. A spat of recent high-profile domestic violence cases involving athletes and celebrities…

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Most people assume that you actually have to be driving to be charged with driving under the influence. In Arizona, that’s not true. You can get a DUI if your not driving because the charge of driving under the influence in Arizona only requires that a person is either driving a vehicle or is in…

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Arizona Marijuana DUI law changes

Arizona marijuana DUI charges have always been difficult to defend because the law basically says a person is guilty if they have marijuana or any of its metabolites in their blood within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle. The Arizona marijuana DUI law does not require that the…

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Aggravated Assault in Arizona Gunfight

Accidents will always happen because humans make mistakes.  It’s human nature to want to blame someone when someone gets hurt and, most of the time, someone is at fault.  Our legal system deals with these people in a couple of different ways: (1) through the civil justice system, where the person at fault can be…

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MD License and DUI

One of the many possible “collateral consequences” of a DUI charge in Arizona is its effect on employment. For Arizona doctors, who must be licensed by the Arizona Medical Board, a DUI charge can be particularly troublesome. Arizona Medical Board In Arizona, doctors charged with DUI will not only have to deal with the court,…

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