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DUI charges in Arizona can result in harsh penalties when people are convicted, depending on their blood alcohol concentrations at the time of their arrests and their driving records.
Arizona has a seven-year lookback period for DUIs, which means that the state will charge you with a second-offense DUI if you have a prior DUI conviction within the last seven years.
Some people who are charged with DUIs might wonder how other types of traffic violations might affect their DUI penalties.
If you believe you may be charged with a sex crime, the best time to find a lawyer is as early as possible. To be upfront of how critical these allegations can be, compare it to a form of cancer. The earlier you get treatment, the better your odds of beating it.
Time is of the absolute essence. But more importantly, your defense attorney can potentially end the case before it begins.
Shutting down the case in the pre-charge sex crime stage will save the humiliation of a charge being on your record, an arrest, time in jail, a very large bond, an ankle bracelet, and your mugshot being put online with a notation about the type of sex offense you are charged with.
If you are pulled over for DUI in Arizona, and an officer suspects that you may have been drinking, chances are the officer will administer the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, or “HGN test”.
Mainly referred to by its acronym, the HGN test is part of a battery of three standardized field sobriety tests used by police officers in Arizona and throughout the United States for DUI investigations.
Keep reading below to understand your rights and how our goal is to get your DUI dismissed.
There are four ways to undo a guilty plea in the Arizona state court system. The first way is to simply withdraw the plea. This can be done prior to the court accepting the plea. The second method is to file a Motion to Withdraw the Plea to Avoid a Manifest Injustice. The third is to file an appeal. And fourth is through Rule 33, Post-Conviction Relief (PCR).
Stimulus and Child Tax Credit Payments – What You Need to Know in Arizona Divorce and Child Support Cases
As of June 1, 2021, the Government has issued three rounds of economic stimulus payments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, starting next month (July 2021), millions of parents across the country will also begin receiving monthly child tax credit payments. Learn how stimulus and child tax credit payments will be allocated by the Family Court.
Here is the scenario we often see: a couple gets into an argument that turns physical, whether that be an assault or damage to some items in their home. The police are called, often by one of the people involved in the argument or a concerned neighbor calling 911. But what if the person that called doesn’t want to press charges?
Inherent in a blood test is a 5% margin of error according to the prosecutor’s own expert witness. However, our expert will testify that there is a 10% margin of error in the instrument. This means the BAC can be 10% higher, lower, or anywhere in between the reported value. The prosecutor has the burden of proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Thus, the defendant gets the benefit of the doubt that the reading is 10% lower.