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Do Arizona Officers Use a Marijuana Field Sobriety Test?

Do Arizona Officers Use a Marijuana Field Sobriety Test?

marijuana field sobriety test Nowadays, it seems like the general public is just as interested in marijuana as alcohol.  There is a general assumption one can get away with driving while enjoying a marijuana high simply because Arizona […]

The Effects of Alcohol on Driving

The Effects of Alcohol on Driving

effects of alcohol on drivingArizona residents know that driving under the influence will lead to some really harsh penalties. Few people, however, are aware of the extent to which alcohol and drugs affect one’s ability to drive and react on the road.

There’s […]

DUI Conviction Stands In Warrantless Blood Draw Case

DUI Conviction Stands In Warrantless Blood Draw Case

warrantless blood drawArizona is known for its tough laws pertaining to impaired driving. There are multiple levels of DUI offenses that all come with harsh penalties. There have been a few cases in front of the Arizona Supreme Court recently […]

DUI and a Wrong Way Driver Arizona

DUI and a Wrong Way Driver Arizona

wrong way driver arizonaArizona authorities are always looking for ways to enforce stricter penalties against driving under the influence. This is the main reason why the regulatory framework undergoes periodic reviews. In 2018, a new law became effective to target wrong […]

Arizona Breathalyzer Laws

Arizona Breathalyzer Laws

What is a Breathalyzer?      

Arizona Breathalyzer LawsWhen police officers suspect a driver is under the influence, they are allowed to request the driver to comply with a variety of field sobriety tests. If you are asked to provide a breath or blood sample, you […]

Unreasonable Search and Seizure related to an Arizona DUI

Unreasonable Search and Seizure related to an Arizona DUI

unreasonable search and seizureA police officer must prove probably cause or reasonable suspicion to make a lawful arrest or take next steps in searching you or your vehicle during a traffic stop. But if you’ve never studied or […]

What If You Were Arrested for DUI but Not Drunk?

What If You Were Arrested for DUI but Not Drunk?

arrested for dui but not drunkIt is a Friday night and you and some friends from work got off a little early and decided to head out for a bite to eat. You all had a few beers […]

How to Get My License Back After a DUI?

How to Get My License Back After a DUI?

how to get my license back after a duiBeing convicted of a DUI in Arizona means serving a 90-day license suspension or a full year of license revocation. You may have the option to get a restricted license following […]

Is There a Field Sobriety Marijuana DUI Test?

Is There a Field Sobriety Marijuana DUI Test?

marijuana dui testPolice officers in Arizona can ask you to do a field sobriety test if you get pulled over and there are suspicions of driving under the influence. These tests are used to determine whether you’ve consumed alcohol. You […]

Can You Avoid the Ignition Interlock Device after an Arizona DUI?

Can You Avoid the Ignition Interlock Device after an Arizona DUI?

dui ignition interlock deviceThe installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) is a common consequence of committing a DUI in Arizona. This device, however, comes with associated costs and it requires maintenance. As a result, many people […]