January 19, 2018

Potential Impact for Marijuana Legalization in Arizona in Criminal Law

When it comes to understanding the ramifications of marijuana legalization, it pays to take a glimpse at it on a state by state basis. This is important, because in this day and age, many states are beginning to take action to legalize marijuana, either for medical use or recreation. Arizona is making headlines for this very reason, so you owe it to yourself to learn all that you can about marijuana legalization in Arizona. From here, you will be able to understand the ramifications and how things might change. With this in mind, read on.   #1: Legalized marijuana will […]
January 13, 2018

Is A Hit And Run Considered A Felony In Arizona?

Yes, a hit and run accident that causes death or serious physical injury is considered a felony. The charges might vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. However, a hit and run accident is considered a class 2 felony where there is death or serious physical injury.If the defendant fled the scene of the crime, but didn’t cause the accident in the first place, he/she will be charged with a class 3 felony. On the other hand, a class 5 felony is charged if the hit and run doesn’t cause serious physical injury or death. Note that, if you’re […]
January 4, 2018

Boating Accidents DUI Defense Lawyer: What You Should Know

Recreational boating has been a popular leisure activity in the U.S. for years. Whether with powerboats or sailboats, over 87 million people enjoy recreational boating and other water sports activities such as fishing and water skiing every year. Because of these leisure activities, boat Driving Under the Influence is a recurring problem.   Boating DUI Unlike our highways, waterways do not have marked lanes, road signs and street lamps. Our boats do not use the same braking mechanism as cars do. Aside from the big difference in operating environment, like any motorized vehicle, the three main contributing factors of boating […]
December 20, 2017

Arizona’s Mitigating Circumstances Law

A person who is convicted of a felony usually has mitigating circumstances that a court should consider when imposing a sentence. The mitigating circumstances are found at A.R.S. § 13-701(E)(1)-(6): The age of the defendant. The defendant’s capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of the defendant’s conduct or to conform the defendant’s conduct to the requirements of law was significantly impaired, but not so impaired as to constitute a defense to prosecution. The defendant was under unusual or substantial duress, although not to a degree that would constitute a defense to prosecution. The degree of the defendant’s participation in the crime […]
December 8, 2017
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Arizona DUI Checkpoints, What to Know and How to Be Prepared for Them

In the state of Arizona, DUI laws and the corresponding penalties for violation are among the strictest in the country. To help make sure that the laws are enforced, the state sets up sobriety checkpoints all over the state during various times of the year. The checkpoints are common during holidays like the 4th of July, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve, and Labor Day. At the checkpoints, police officers are on the lookout for impaired drivers.   What to Expect at DUI Checkpoints Police officers manning a sobriety checkpoint may either stop all passing vehicles or use a pre-determined pattern […]
December 1, 2017

Benefits of Hiring a Traffic Ticket Attorney

Even if you have been driving for a long time, you may commit some minor driving errors that can result to traffic violations. These include forgetting to use the proper signal when turning, going beyond the speed limit, and beating the red light. These seemingly minor violations can quickly add up, and you may not have the time or the experience to deal with them on your own. Thus, hiring a traffic ticket attorney to contest your traffic tickets in court would be a great move. This way, aside from possibly having to pay lower fines, you may avoid higher […]
November 22, 2017

Zero Tolerance DUI in Arizona

Remember that the state of Arizona does not tolerate driving under the influence or DUI offenses. If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be immediately arrested. Depending on your blood alcohol content percentage or the drug, number of previous violations, status of the validity of your driver’s license, and whether or not there are passengers under 15 years of age in the vehicle, you can be subject to a variety of sentencing requirements for a DUI, if convicted of this most serious offense.   There are three types or levels of DUI misdemeanor […]