driving under the influence of prescription drugs and medication DUI

When most people think of DUI charges, they think about drinking alcohol and driving. But DUIs come in many varieties, one of which is driving under the influence of medication.  No one is really immune to this type of DUI, but it’s of particular concern to a group of people that most wouldn’t consider “at risk”…

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University of Arizona Police patrolling for underage college students drinking or DUI in Tucson

Arizona’s underage drinking laws address not only underage drinking, but specifically underage drinking and driving.  The consequences of a misdemeanor DUI in Arizona are already severe, but they are even worse if you’re under 21 years old. Minor in Possession A.R.S. 4-244(40) prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from having alcohol in their body.…

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Watching Super Bowl at a Bar before DUI and DV arrest

Like any big event, the Super Bowl brings big economic benefits to its venue.  It also brings a temporary spike in certain types of crime. Arizona can expect to see an increase in: Fraud, Prostitution, Drug Crimes, DUI and even Illegal Gambling.  While a lot of this will be confined to Glendale and the greater…

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Tucson Arizona DUI checkpoints - challenging checkpoint DUI arrests

Normally, a police officer needs a reason to stop your car and start a DUI investigation. This is not the case at DUI checkpoints. A few states have found that DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional, but the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that they are constitutional if done properly and a majority of the states, including…

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DUI in Tucson Arizona usually means a suspended license

One thing that people sometimes overlook when dealing with a DUI case is the effect of the DUI charge on their driver’s license.  So what happens to your driver’s license if you are charged with DUI?  There are two types of license suspension that can occur in an Arizona DUI case: (1) an Admin-Per-Se suspension…

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Extreme DUI in Arizona

Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation.  They get even tougher when you have a very high blood alcohol concentration (BAC).  In these cases, the state can charge you with additional DUI charges commonly known as Extreme DUI and Super Extreme DUI.  Many people confuse these charges with felony Aggravated DUI…

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Arizona Drug DUI Charges Many people don’t realize that you can get a DUI in Arizona for driving after having taken prescription medications.  This is actually fairly common.  There are two different ways this type of DUI can be charged: (1) driving while impaired to the slightest degree by any drug (A.R.S. §28-1381(A)(1)), or (2)…

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