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Arizona's Thirty-Day Car Impound Law

Many of our clients whom are arrested for certain types of DUI are shocked to find out in addition to having to face criminal charges and potential driver's license repercussions that they are also losing their vehicle for a whole month. This is due to a law in Arizona (Arizona Revised Statute Section 28-3511. The following are questions we are often asked about thirty-day car impounds.

How does an ignition interlock device work?

There is no doubt that Arizona's drunk driving laws are among the very toughest in the nation. A first DUI offense can mean jail time, substantial fines, mandated alcohol treatment and required community service. All those convicted of DUI in our state are also required to equip their vehicle with a certified ignition interlock device.

DUI consequences for healthcare workers

In Arizona, licensed Health Care workers have a duty to report a misdemeanor DUI arrest within ten days of the date of arrest. This presents some difficult problems for health care workers. First, it not only applies to doctors and nurses, but in Arizona this law applies to dental hygienists, veterinary technicians, athletic trainers, massage therapists, pharmacy technicians, respiratory therapists and dozens of others.

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.

When you are charged with super extreme DUI

jailcell-T.jpgThe State of Arizona is serious about drunk driving. It is by far the most harsh state when it comes to sentencing if someone is convicted of a DUI. Its DUI laws cover every type and degree of offense. There is one set of penalties for first offense DUI's, another set for aggravated/ felony DUI, and yet another level for people charged with multiple DUI offenses.

5 Reasons teenagers have a higher risk for DUI accidents

Being a teenager comes with a lot of new responsibilities, life lessons and getting a feel for how the real world works. Grasping reality and the serious consequences of certain actions is difficult because most teenagers are still living at home under the rules of their parent(s) or guardian(s) and don't understand the real-life battle that comes with facing a serious offense. How can they understand the effects a DUI can have on their future when they're only just beginning to grow into their adult self?

How to remember the important first step following a DUI arrest

There may have been a time when a driver who faced a drunk driving charge could navigate the criminal justice system without a lawyer, but those days are long gone. The penalties in Arizona even for a first-time offense of driving under the influence (DUI) of liquor or drugs are among the harshest in the United States.

"Super extreme" DUI law in Arizona carries strong penalties

We have discussed in earlier blogs the fact that Arizona has very strict laws concerning driving under the influence. The state had seen an increasing number of DUI arrests and really tried to crackdown on those motorists who get behind the wheel after drinking.

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