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See where Arizona ranks among toughest DUI laws in the nation

Back at the end of last year, Utah became the first state in the nation to reduce its blood alcohol content (BAC) level to .05 percent. The other 49 states – including Arizona – continue to have a legal limit of .08 percent. Did that dramatic change in Utah mean that it now has the toughest DUI laws and penalties in the nation?

Driver wins appeal on lack of probable cause

In Arizona, police must have what is known as “probable cause” before they can make a DUI arrest. That means the officer must be able to point to some specific fact about something the driver did to cause the officer to believe that the driver is drunk and violating the law.

Labor Day in Arizona means DUI patrols and drunk driving arrests

Across the Valley of the Sun and around the state of Arizona, people are ready to celebrate the unofficial close of summer with the annual Labor Day weekend. As in past years, it is certain that there will be plenty of hot dogs, potato chips, ice-cold beverages – and DUI arrests over the holiday.Law enforcement agencies from Scottsdale to Sedona to Sierra Vista – and all points in between – will be out with extra officers, patrol vehicles, checkpoints and more.

Ignition interlock devices: failures, infractions, more

As many of our Arizona DUI defense blog’s readers know, everyone convicted of drunk driving in our state faces some of the harshest penalties in the nation. A first offense means that “you will be jailed for not less than 10 consecutive days and fined not less than $1,250,” the Arizona Department of Transportation says. You’ll also be required “to equip any vehicle you operate with a certified ignition interlock device.”

Arizona DUI: What does “impaired to the slightest degree” mean?

Most regular readers of our Arizona DUI Defense Blog understand that it is illegal to drive a vehicle in our state with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. Doing so can result in a DUI arrest and drunk driving conviction.

Hundreds of DUI arrests expected across Arizona over the Fourth

It’s the most red, white and blue holiday of them all. The Fourth of July celebrates not only our nation’s founding, but also the American dream, spirit and our cherished freedoms. Unfortunately, the annual holiday also means that Arizona law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for drunk drivers.

DPS chief: Arizona high court ruling doesn�t change DUI laws

The state Supreme Court recently ruled that people with medical marijuana cards cannot be arrested for possessing weed extracts. But the director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Col. Frank Milstead, told a Phoenix TV reporter that the ruling does not change the state’s DUI laws.

Arizona Cinco de Mayo arrests up 30 percent

While Cinco de Mayo is an annual observance every May 5 of a Mexican army victory more than 150 years ago, it has evolved in the U.S. to become a celebration of Mexican-American culture. Unfortunately, like many popular cultural festivities, it has become a focal point by law enforcement agencies across Arizona eager to arrest drivers for drunk driving.

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