Sleeping in a car is not always DUI or drunk driving in Tucson Arizona

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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Arizona Marijuana DUI Laws Changing

Not all DUI cases involve alcohol.  You can also be charged with driving under the influence of illegal, or even prescription drugs.  One of the most common drugs alleged in DUI cases is marijuana.  Arizona has long prohibited driving while you have even a trace of an illegal drug in your body.  This means that…

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DUI defense, like sleeping in car that's being used as a temporary shelter, that work in Tucson Arizona drunk driving cases

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Arizona exposes you to serious penalties, including hefty fines and possible jail time.  Even worse, the consequences of a DUI conviction can last long after you pay the fine or serve your time.  Exorbitant auto insurance premiums, suspension of your driving license,…

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Suspect in Tucson AZ DUI or drunk driving investigation ordered to do field sobriety tests on the side of the road after traffic stop

If the police suspect you are driving under the influence (“DUI”), they will begin a DUI investigation.  Like any criminal investigation, a DUI investigation can be very stressful and sometimes confusing.  Understanding how a DUI investigation is normally conducted can help you get through it without unwittingly providing police with “evidence” of guilt.  The way…

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Santa dealing with an arrest booking photo after being stopped by police in Tucson Arizona

With the holiday season in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to review the basic rights we all have when dealing with the police and provide some suggestions for those unfortunate enough to have contact with the police in the midst of their holiday reverie.  While most people pondering the holidays may envision…

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