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What Does “Actual Physical Control” Mean?

January 13, 2023 | Arizona Revised Statutes,DUI

Under Arizona law, a driver could be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) even without actually having driven a car. This is because Arizona law makes it illegal to be in “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, whether being in physical control of a… read more

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Penalties for Committing a Hit-and-Run DUI in Arizona

December 22, 2022 | Arizona Revised Statutes,DUI,Vehicular Crimes

Arizona is known for being one of the harshest states in terms of its criminal penalties. A hit-and-run DUI crime is no exception; the consequences for committing this crime are severe. If you get arrested for an alleged hit-and-run DUI in Arizona, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Hiring an experienced DUI defense lawyer in… read more

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Can You Be Arrested for DUI in a Parking Lot?

December 20, 2022 | DUI,DUI Charges

The very name of driving under the influence (DUI) seems like this crime would require an individual to have been driving a motor vehicle at the time to make a DUI arrest. However, a look at the actual DUI statute in Arizona shows that someone could get arrested for driving under the influence of drugs… read more

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What Are Mitigating Factors in an Arizona DUI Case?

December 16, 2022 | Criminal Defense,Defense Strategies,DUI

If you get arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, your case may involve mitigating or aggravating factors. Both could drastically change your sentence if found guilty of this crime. Mitigating factors are a good thing – they lessen the severity of the crime and could reduce your sentence. A DUI defense attorney… read more

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Can a Tribal Police Officer Detain a DUI Suspect in Arizona?

December 14, 2022 | Arizona Revised Statutes,DUI

There are currently 22 federally recognized Native American tribes in Arizona. The largest is the Navajo Nation, with a population of about 172,800. Native tribes have their own tribal police. These are law enforcement officers hired by the tribe. In general, tribal police only have jurisdiction over crimes committed within their reservations. In the past,… read more

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