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When Can an Arizona Police Officer Pull You Over?

March 23, 2023 | DUI

In Arizona, a police officer cannot typically pull someone over without due cause. The law requires police officers to have a valid reason to stop drivers, such as a violated traffic law. This prevents law enforcement from conducting stops for unfair reasons, such as personal biases. In addition, some offenses are written into the law… read more

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Can a Passenger Be Charged With DUI in Arizona?

March 13, 2023 | DUI

Arizona has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) law prohibits not only driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated but being in “actual physical control” of a vehicle. This means that, in some circumstances, a vehicle passenger can be charged with DUI. The Answer: It Depends… read more

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Are DUI Checkpoints Active in Arizona Around the Holidays?

March 8, 2023 | DUI

Arizona lawmakers are constantly searching for new ways to prevent people from driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and alcohol. One method used is the installation of DUI checkpoints throughout the state at various times and locations. Checkpoints are especially common in what is perceived as high-risk times of the year: the holidays.  What… read more

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Are Arizona DUI Consequences Harsher When Injuries Occur?

March 3, 2023 | DUI Consequences

Arizona has different levels of DUI (driving under the influence) charges. If an individual is arrested for DUI, the charge(s) and level of the crime entered will depend on the nature and circumstances of the incident. If a drunk driver causes a DUI car accident with bodily injuries, the crime will be upgraded to an… read more

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Types of Field Sobriety Tests Used in Arizona

February 27, 2023 | DUI,Field Sobriety Tests

A field sobriety test is a method used by law enforcement to determine if a driver or suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is a test that is conducted during a traffic stop and judged solely on the police officer’s opinion. For this reason, field sobriety tests are largely biased, inaccurate… read more

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