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Arizona Criminal Speeding Ticket & Charges of Excessive Speed

Arizona Criminal Speeding Ticket & Charges of Excessive Speed

Arizona criminal speeding tickets are one of the most common traffic violations. You can get a criminal speeding ticket for exceeding 85 miles per hour, or 20 miles over the posted speed limit. There are also criminal speeding tickets possible if you are going more than 35 miles an hour near a school zone.

In Arizona, criminal speeding is a Class 3 misdemeanor that identifies a speeding violation as a criminal infraction under Arizona Revised Statutes 28-701.02.

This article will talk about how to avoid criminal speeding in Arizona and what happens when you do receive a criminal speeding ticket there.

Why Request a Case to Go to a Jury Trial?

Why Request a Case to Go to a Jury Trial?

For criminal defendants, the right to a jury trial is found in the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This right and the others enshrined in the Constitution are intended to keep the country from instituting an oppressive government.

Arizona has a similar right to a trial by jury found in Ariz. Const. Art. VI § 17. The right to a jury trial in criminal cases is recognized in felony cases in Arizona.

Can Previous Traffic Violations Affect a New DUI Charge?

Can Previous Traffic Violations Affect a New DUI Charge?

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.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, or HGN Test, Used in a DUI

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, or HGN Test, Used in a DUI

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.

Post-Conviction Relief – How to Appeal & Overturn a Criminal Conviction

Post-Conviction Relief – How to Appeal & Overturn a Criminal Conviction

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).

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