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May 23, 2022

Examining the Costs of a DUI

If a driver receives a DUI charge, the total costs may exceed several thousand dollars. In Arizona, the legal system often requires those convicted of this to pay a large fine, a public fund safety fee, an ignition interlock device, and a license reinstatement fee. And there are fees if the police officer impounds your vehicle. What are some of the Fines? The base court fine and surcharges could be almost $2000 and a DUI assessment of another $250. The fees do not stop there. The court imposes other mandatory fees.  There is the Arizona Department of Public Safety Equipment […]
May 11, 2022

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Arizona Record?

No matter where you live, being convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter. It can have profound and life-changing effects for everyone involved in the incident. But, for most people, a DUI is a result of an inadvertent lapse in judgment, not a long-term pattern of behavior. For that reason, it’s not unusual for someone with a DUI conviction to wonder how long it will stay on their record. It’s one of the most common DUI questions lawyers receive and the rules surrounding this subject vary from state to state. In some states, a DUI will […]
April 28, 2022

Dangerous Crimes in Arizona Have Serious Legal Consequences

Arizona increases punishments for crimes that endanger other people. State statutes classify these offenses as dangerous crimes; this includes any offense that involves using, or threatening to use, a dangerous weapon or instrument. Even if the perpetrator doesn’t use any type of object, an offense can still qualify for this classification if the offender intentionally causes serious physical harm to another person. Legal Consequences of Dangerous Crimes If a criminal offense qualifies as a dangerous crime, Arizona law extends the presumptive sentence for the crime, without priors, 1.25 to 5.5 years. This penalty is in addition to the sentence for […]
March 17, 2022

How to Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney Win Your Case

The Arizona lawyer that you choose is one of the main factors that will affect the outcome of your case. However, you will have to do your part to help your attorney. You can do the following things to help your attorney. Choose the Right Attorney First and foremost, you need to choose the right attorney for your case. Criminal law can be difficult to understand. This is why you need to consider the following when looking for an attorney. Practice extensively in criminal law Responsive to the messages that you send Enthusiastic Has flexibility Do Not Say the Wrong […]
January 30, 2022

Common DUI Offenses in Arizona

In Arizona, you can be charged with a DUI any time you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is considered a DUI if you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher and it’s a punishable offense because of the incredible damage you could cause if you were to get into an accident. If pulled over for DUI, you may need to go through a driving while intoxicated evaluation, which could include blood or urine tests. The officers can use this to determine your blood alcohol level and present the results in court as evidence. To […]
January 24, 2022

Tips for Preparing Your Defense with Help from Your Criminal Lawyer

What You Should Do to Prepare for Your Criminal Case If you have a criminal case, then it’s important for you to hire an attorney. A good attorney will greatly increase your chances of winning your case. However, it is also important for you to prepare to meet with your criminal attorney. Here are some things that you can do to help your attorney. Avoid Posting Anything on Social Media Posting about your case on social media is one of the worst things that you can do. You never know who may be watching your social media account after you’ve […]
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