March

Blog Posts in March, 2014

Dui Arrests Drop in Arizona in 2013

The total number of arrests for a DUI in Arizona has dropped this last year for the first time in the past decade, according to new data from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, who ...
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Good Bad Decisions

All of us make bad decisions. Some decisions may be worse than others and have more significant consequences. The holidays are a time to sit back and relax or celebrate with friends and family; and to ...
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Prescription Drug Dui

In Arizona, total drug-related DUI arrests increased from 1,674 in 2010 to 2,961 in 2011 – a 44% increase in just one year! The percentage of arrests for drug-related DUIs in AZ increased more ...
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Old Town Scottsdale Dui

Recently, a client related the following story to us: “I was driving home after meeting up with a friend in Old Town Scottsdale for a couple drinks. I only had two beers, but I am petite and had ...
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Scottsdale Dui Attorneys Warrants for Blood Draws

New System Allows Police Officers Almost Instant Access to Warrants for Blood Draws If you’re stopped for a DUI in the greater Phoenix area, you need to be aware of a new system put in place by ...
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Aggravated Dui

Facing a misdemeanor DUI charge is serious, but facing an Aggravated DUI charge is much worse — and the penalties are even more severe. In Arizona, the “aggravated” part of the DUI ...
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Arrested for A Drug Related Dui

Painkillers, ecstasy, spice, marijuana……drug related DUI’s are on the rise. More people are driving impaired by prescription and illicit drugs, and more officers are now trained in ...
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Arrested in Arizona

If you happen to get arrested in Arizona, stay calm and do not resist. Do not touch, threaten or argue with the police officer. Do not try to run away. Keep your hands where the police can see them. ...
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Az Dui Should I Refuse To Take a Blood Test Breath Test or Urine Test

Arizona’s “implied consent” law states that any person who drives a motor vehicle in Arizona gives consent to a test or tests of their blood, breath, urine or other bodily substances ...
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Az Duis What Is Tent City Jail

Tent City Jail was started by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 1993. Sheriff Arpaio obtained a surplus of military tents and the tents were set up near one of the existing Maricopa County Jails in Phoenix, ...
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Be Informed Know Your Rights Before You Are Stopped for A Dui

I keep hearing how strict our DUI laws are, that you can be pulled over for minor infractions, and if you’ve had a few drinks, you’re in trouble. What would I do if I were stopped after ...
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Caught by The Holiday Dui Task Force

This holiday season saw record numbers of DUI arrests due to increased traffic enforcement across the State. Approximately 81,000 people were pulled over during the holiday season. Task forces were ...
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Consequences of Drinking Alcohol While Boating

Many people are aware of the “You drink, You drive, and You lose” mentality in Arizona regarding DUIs as set forth in television advertisements and on billboards throughout the state. ...
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Do You Know Your Miranda Rights

We’ve all seen on the numerous cop shows on television where the police officers nab a suspect, handcuffs them, and then read them their “rights.” That reading of certain ...
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Domestic Violence Issues in Arizona

Most people today would say that the strides taken against domestic violence has been a huge victory for women’s rights. Some would say it’s still not enough. On either side of the issue, ...
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Drug Charges At the Yumawellton Checkpoints

Possession of marijuana and dangerous drugs is treated seriously in Arizona. Arizona marijuana laws dictate that even a very small amount of marijuana, or possession of a pipe with residue, can result ...
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Finding a Good Lawyer

People don’t always know where to go when looking for a good lawyer. The first place they often look is on the internet. They type in key words such as “Lawyers in Phoenix” and then ...
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Getting a Dui in Arizona

Needless to say, this is a spot that no one wants to find themselves in on any day. Arizona is known to have one of the harshest policies of any state when it comes to cracking down on people who ...
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I Got a Dui Last Night

I got a DUI last night. Bad choice—to drink and drive. I knew better. It’s pretty common knowledge that the laws in Arizona are strict. Took the chance, and I got stopped. I was up all ...
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Ignoring Your Dui Will Not Make It Go Away

There are so many things that can go wrong if you chose to ignore your DUI instead of dealing with it head on — here are just a few of those problems: If you fail to appear in court for your ...
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Methamphetamine Charges in Arizona Know What Youre in For

When it comes to the war on drugs, the kingpin of all drug offenses in Arizona are the ones that have to do with methamphetamines, better known as “meth”. In the last few years, the number ...
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Prescription Drug Dui 2

At Owens and Perkins, Scottsdale DUI Lawyers, we know that Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) doesn’t necessarily mean ...
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Public Defender Vs Private Attorney

Hiring an attorney to represent you in a DUI or other criminal case is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A good attorney can make the difference in the outcome of your case and ...
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Regular V Extreme Dui in Az

“Regular” DUI in AZ (impaired to the slightest degree or a blood alcohol content (“BAC”) level over.08%) The punishment for your first conviction of a misdemeanor ...
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Weed Wars

The Truth Separated from the Myths on Marijuana Marijuana has become seemingly more acceptable with the recent changes surrounding the use of medical marijuana in Arizona as well as in other states. ...
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