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March 2017 Archives

DUIs and the dangers of driving after a brain injury

Let me present a hypothetical situation. There has been an accident. It might be something minor - someone veers off the road or hits a parked car in a parking lot. When the police arrive, the driver of the vehicle shows all the usual signs of intoxication. Their speech is slurred. They may be moving lethargically or might become aggressive. The police put them through the field tests for sobriety - they are unbalanced and seem to have trouble following directions. Our strict laws regarding driving under the influence means that this combination of circumstances is enough to earn drivers acting suspiciously a DUI arrest in Arizona, including the immediate penalties that come along with that.

Safer Senior Citizens: Discussing DUI Laws Before it's an Issue

Age creeps up on all of us. Everyone probably has a moment of clarity every now and then, when they bend over to put on their shoes and hear the clicks and pops that come along with a life well lived. In addition to failing joints, there is a related legal issue worth addressing here that most people don't like to approach too directly; either because they don't want to embarrass or hurt the feelings of a parent or friend, or they don't feel it's their place to point it out at all.

Dispelling the Myth: The Real Consequences of a Motorcycle DWI in Arizona

There seems to be a perpetual myth - not only in Arizona but in most other states as well - regarding the severity of DWI/DUI laws and the penalties for operating a motorcycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This confusion could be related at least in part to the fact that, even in Arizona, motorcycles are vastly outnumbered on the roads by automobiles. Statistically, they are involved in far fewer DWI arrests. This seems to have fed the growth of a misconception that the laws governing motorcycle DWIs and the penalties for being arrested are not as harsh as the laws applying to automobile drivers - as well as the mistaken assumption that there is less likelihood of being stopped or arrested for DWI on a motorcycle.

Expect No Mothering for Mothers Who Drive Drunk

Over the course of my legal career, I have heard many misguided expectations of what people expect in the way of leniency when facing DWI/DUI charges. There are always reasons for someone to believe their circumstances are special and worthy of getting a break. But the one that prompted this post was a national news story about a single mother DUI with her three-year-old child in the car. Unfortunately, these days, neither the Courts nor the Prosecutors office give any deference to anyone's occupation or marital status when meeting out punishment. In other words, single moms don't get any additional love, merely because they are single moms.

What Happens to My Driver's License if I Get an Underage DUI?

If you find yourself in the situation of having a conviction for driving while having any alcohol in your body and you are under the age of 21, you may be wondering why your driver's license is suspended for two (2) years and if there is any way you will be able to drive within that two (2) year period. Many people in this situation need to drive for work, school or other obligations and being prevented from doing so can have a significant negative effect on their life.

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