December 11, 2019

Discussion About Proposition 200

A voter initiative that was passed in the state of Arizona back in 1996, Proposition 200 provided considerable protection for people who were charged with drug possession. Enacted as Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-901.01 under the Arizona Revised Statutes, the law has been modified a few times over its lifetime. The changes include which types of drug are eligible for protection under Proposition 200. What the Law Does According to A.R.S. § 13-901.01 (A) of the Arizona Revised Statutes, once you get a conviction for personal use or possession of drug paraphernalia or controlled substance, the court is mandated to […]
November 29, 2019

The Main Difference Between Self Defense and Assault

In the state of Arizona law, there is a thin legal line that separates what is self-defense to the crime of assault and what constitutes an assault charge. To avoid crossing the line, you must know what your specific rights are, as well as their limitations. The Arizona Standing Your Ground and Self-Defense Laws According to the Arizona self-defense laws, you are under no obligation to retreat before resorting to threat or the use of physical force if you have the legal right to stay where you are. For the purpose of self-defense, using physical force is justifiable. It is […]
November 21, 2019

Arizona Wrong Way Drivers – Understanding the Causes, Possible Charges & the Best Defenses

Wrong way driving happens when a driver operates a motor vehicle in the improper traffic direction. It can happen on one-way and two-way streets, and even in parking garages and parking lots. Arizona lawmakers have made public safety a major issue. Curbing wrong way driving is a step toward this. Ninety percent of collisions happen as a result of improper driver behavior. These include distracted or reckless driving, speeding, and impaired driving. Wrong way crashes are often a result of these driving errors. Causes of Wrong Way Driving Crashes and Accidents The majority of wrong way accidents are due to […]
October 31, 2019

Charged with Possession of Another Person’s Prescription Drug

Many people think that prescription drugs are safe to use – for good reason. For one, they have been approved by a physician. More importantly, they are legal. However, the same doesn’t apply when you are found in possession of prescription medication that wasn’t prescribed to you, but to someone else. The fact is, you can be charged with a felony if you are caught in possession of someone else’s prescription drugs. The Arizona Drug Possession Laws The State of Arizona is known for its strict drug possession laws. The penalty depends on various factors. These include the kind and […]
October 29, 2019

What is a Disorderly Conduct Charge in Arizona?

The disorderly conduct charge is one of the most broadly written statutes on the books in Arizona. Since the law is so broad, the crime can be defined in any number of ways. It’s up to the police at the scene to interpret the law and decide if a disorderly conduct charge is warranted. In fact, it is not unheard of for officers to cite an individual with disorderly conduct if they cannot think of another charge against them. Arizona Disorderly Conduct Laws Under ARS 13-2904, disorderly conduct is defined as occurring when an individual knowingly “disturbs the peace” of […]
September 27, 2019

Arizona’s Zero-Tolerance DUI Laws: What You Need to Know

What Does the Zero Tolerance Mean for a DUI Offense Arizona is a zero-tolerance state, which means that certain things that are not punishable in other states can still lead to a DUI charge in Arizona. Don’t worry, though, the DUI laws aren’t as encompassing, intrusive, or as strict as you might think. There are certain limitations put into place as a way to protect the general public – including you as the accused. Here’s what you should know about Arizona’s zero-tolerance DUI laws: Zero Tolerance in Numbers For most States, the legal limit is below 0.08%. What happens if […]
September 25, 2019

How Much Can An Arizona DUI Raise Your Insurance Rates?

Being convicted of a DUI is a serious matter. You will do jail time and lose your driving privileges. And there is a substantial risk your insurance premiums will go up. DUI Arizona Laws Under Arizona law, you can be found guilty of driving under the influence if your blood alcohol concentration is over the 0.08% limit. This is a standard DUI. You can be convicted of an extreme DUI if your BAC is above or at 0.15%. If you are a commercial driver, however, you can be convicted of a DUI with a BAC of just 0.04%. And, if […]