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Category: Arizona Revised Statutes

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 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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ARS 28-1383 Aggravated DUI

May 31, 2022 | Arizona Revised Statutes,BAC,DUI

An aggravated DUI (driving under the influence) crime is a felony charge in Arizona that is punishable with a mandatory minimum prison sentence of four months. Compared to a regular DUI and even an extreme DUI, the penalties connected to an aggravated DUI are very severe. It is important to contact a Scottsdale aggravated DUI… read more

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ARS 28-1382 Extreme DUI

May 31, 2022 | Arizona Revised Statutes,BAC,Blood Alcohol Tests,DUI

An extreme DUI in Arizona is the crime of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.15 percent to 0.199 percent. This crime is a class 1 misdemeanor in Arizona that can come with significant consequences, including a mandatory sentence of 30 days in jail. It is important to contact… read more

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