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June 2014 Archives

Miranda Rights

What is the resulting effect if a police officer does not read the Miranda warnings verbatim to a suspect? Put another way, do police officers have to provide Miranda to suspects in its exact form? The short answer is no. Certain warnings must be given before a suspect's statement made during custodial interrogation could be admitted in evidence. The general rule is that Miranda warnings must reasonably convey the rights afforded to the defendant. "We have never insisted that Miranda warnings be given in the exact form described in that decision." Duckworth v. Eagan, 492 U.S. 195, 203, 109 S.Ct. 2875, 2880, 106 L.Ed.2d 166, 177 (1989). The warning must touch all the "bases required by Miranda." The question is whether the warnings reasonably "convey to [a suspect] his rights as required by Miranda."

DUI conviction overturned as search ruled illegal

In Arizona, if you are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol when you are in control of a vehicle, law enforcement officers may request that you submit to a number of tests. Failing these tests can often lead to arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. However, choosing not to take a drunk test can also lead to your driving license being revoked. Whatever your choice, it is important to remember that being charged does not mean you will be convicted.

Home Detention in Scottsdale

Home detention is now available in the Scottsdale City Court. This is welcome news for people charged with a DUI in Scottsdale. This allows a majority of the jail sentence to be served at home instead of in jail. However, Arizona law does require people to serve 20 percent of their sentence in jail before they are eligible to serve the remaining portion of their jail sentence in a home detention program.

Diabetes and DUIs

Many diabetics often experience low blood sugar levels, also known as hypoglycemia. When a diabetic person reaches such a state they can show symptoms commonly associated with an intoxicated driver. For example, they may have slurred speech, poor balance, may appear drowsy, and have impaired motor abilities. As you can imagine being pulled over by a police officer while experiencing these symptoms will most likely lead to failed field sobriety tests.

Driver faces DWI charge after refusing breath test

If you are involved in a car accident in Arizona, chances are you will be feeling emotionally fraught and disoriented. Unfortunately, you may then be faced with police questioning and investigations to determine whether you were at fault in the incident. If there is any suspicion that alcohol was involved in the crash, you may also be asked to submit to a Breathalyzer test, field sobriety tests or other tests aimed at looking if intoxication is present.

The Rosenstein Law Group Announces New Mesa Location!

Attorney Craig Rosenstein, founder of the Rosenstein Law Group, is pleased to announce the newest office location in Mesa, Arizona. The building is located on E. 1st Avenue and S. Sirrine Street, and is only minutes away from the Mesa Municipal Court.

Arizona woman faces drunk driving accusations

If you are involved in a car accident, there's a good chance that law enforcement officials will want to interview you. Their role is to determine whether your actions or physical condition may have contributed to the crash. This may involve a number of tests to figure out if you may have been intoxicated. Failure could lead to you being charged with drunk driving, or being arrested for further testing.

Attorney Craig Rosenstein & Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

The ranking is in, and Attorney Craig J. Rosenstein and his law firm, has just been ranked AV Preeminent by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. An AV Preeminent rating goes beyond one of Martindale-Hubbell's highest rankings, AV rated. This significant rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Arizona man accused of being 3 times over the limit

In Arizona, the legal limit for blood alcohol content when driving is 0.08 percent. As most drivers know, being found to be over this limit when behind the wheel can result in serious charges. In their drunk driving enforcement, police will often use tests to try to determine a person’s blood alcohol level.

Boating Under the Influence

In the state of Arizona, it is illegal to operate a motorized watercraft while under the influence of any alcoholic beverages, drugs, vapor-releasing substances, or any combination of intoxicants. If you live in Maricopa, Pinal, or Pima County, it is important that you seek the help of an experienced DUI attorney like those associated with the Rosenstein Law Group.

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