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No Drinking and Driving, but what about Drinking and Flying?

Summer is quickly approaching and people are starting to plan their summer getaways. Whether you are jetting off to a tropical paradise or hopping a short plane ride over to California for your vacation, here is a little insider tip, FLY responsibly.

Baby DUI

Underage DUIs, or "Baby DUIs" as they are referred to, are unique in Arizona because they are handled in part like a juvenile case and in part like an adult DUI. For instance, If you are under the age of 18 (and not too close to your 18th birthday), your case will be filed in juvenile court, likely in Mesa, Arizona, where the consequences and sentencing structure are significantly different than adult courts like Scottsdale City Court or Tempe City Court..

Hire an Arizona DUI Professional

Here at the Rosenstein Law Group we pride ourselves on having some of the most knowledgeable DUI professionals among our staff. With mandatory jail time and extremely high fines for first time offenders, the state of Arizona is known for having the strictest DUI laws across the country. Therefore, if you ever find yourself accused in Arizona for a DUI, you will the services of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys like ours to navigate you out of the criminal justice system.

UAPD Arrested on Extreme DUI Charges

At the beginning of this month, in preparation for the Super Bowl, police departments increased DUI enforcement across the country trying to decrease the number of DUI arrests. Unfortunately, that plan did not work out well for the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD), as one of their on duty officers was taken into custody over the weekend. Sgt. John McGrath was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night after being involved in an accident with a marked UAPD vehicle. Sgt. McGrath was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.20, which is classified as a Super Extreme DUI.

On vacation and you get a DUI...

With warm weather just around the corner, people are starting to book vacations and put on their swimsuits and party hats. Lake Havasu City, Arizona has been the premier destination spot for spring breakers looking to have some fun. However, if you're headed toward the party city, be cautious because law enforcement in the area are taking serious actions towards drinking and driving, which can lead to jail time and loss of license.

When Can I Ask for My Attorney?

One of the things that people always ask me when they find out what I do is, "What should I do if I'm pulled over?". In Arizona today, the enforcement of DUI's has become an obsession that often leads to innocent people being arrested. We know this, because one of the pieces of information that we get in all of our client's cases is a results page. We will often see that a huge percentage of people whose blood was tested along with our client's is either zero or significantly below the legal limit. That equates to dozen's innocent people being accused, arrested, and forced to have a cop (with less than a week's training) draw their blood every night. So the question asked is certainly a valid one. The answer is "immediately". You are always allowed to consult with an attorney. You are however, required to affirmatively request one. Ambiguous references to an attorney do not suffice. So don't ask, "Should I get a lawyer?", or "Maybe I should have a lawyer here". What one must do is unequivocally proclaim their desire to consult counsel. Many unscrupulous officers will advise you that you don't have that right at this point, and that you must balance or dance for them roadside. They are not being entirely forthright with you. From the second that the officer treats you like you are accused of DUI, it is well advised to firmly but politely insist on speaking with counsel before completing any exercises or answering any further questions. If you ever find yourself in that unfortunate situation you can contact us 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

Corpus Delicti - what is it?

In every DUI case, the first thing that the State must prove before they even start presenting any evidence about blood, breath, or urine results is driving or actual physical control of a motor vehicle. The determination as to whether a person is driving is obvious, and is usually demonstrated by a police officer testifying that they saw the Defendant drive a vehicle. Proving actual physical control of a vehicle is somewhat more complicated, and there are numerous different factors that a court takes into account to determine whether a person whom, although was not driving the vehicle at the time of their impairment, was in actual physical control of the vehicle. (For further information on actual physical control see our previous blogs).

WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN WRAP-UP

Many people, both people from out of State and Phoenix and Scottsdale residents alike, had the opportunity to head to North Scottsdale and catch some great golf at the 2013 Waste Management Open. It is no secret that not only is the Open known for great weather and great golf, but also for being a great party. Because of this, police officers view it as a perfect time to conduct one of their ever-present DUI task forces, to catch "impaired" drivers. If you drove at all down Scottsdale Road at any point during that week, you no doubt saw the numerous drivers lit up and pulled over by Scottsdale Police Department. Most people do not know the rights that they do have and what tests they are required to perform, especially people who are visiting from out of town. Laws vary from state to state, and officers know that people are unaware of where the boundary is between lawful and illegal officer behavior.

Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)

Getting accused of a DUI is scary in Arizona. If convicted, one may lose his or her freedom, pay fines, have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her car, and have to attend multiple classes. However, the potential loss of driving privileges is one of the most difficult consequences to deal with. In Arizona, and within Maricopa County in particular, public transportation is seriously deficient. Losing one's driving privileges can often result in an inability to get to work.

We play an active role in the civic life of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
We support Scottsdale's Taste of the Town festival that benefits the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association as well as the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Our firm also contributes to a number of other local organizations, including Home 'Fur' Good, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable homeless cats and dogs in Maricopa County.
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