Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

Five Unavoidable Facts About DUIs in Arizona      

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal charge in Arizona, with penalties ranging from 10 to 180 days in jail and fines from $1,500 to $5,000. The more you know about Arizona’s DUI laws, the better equipped you will be should you ever face this charge. Always trust a DUI defense attorney for… read more

Court Rules Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Convicted of DUI in Arizona     

In December 2016, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the courts cannot convict medical marijuana users of driving under the influence (DUI) without proof of actual impairment. This was a major step forward for marijuana patients in the state, who had previously faced the burden of having to prove they were not impaired to… read more

What is an aggravated DUI in Arizona?

If you have a DUI charge, you might be wondering what penalties you will face. If you are dealing with a DUI conviction, you can anticipate the judge to apply various guidelines to your case. In certain cases, the judge might apply a minimum sentence because there are explainable causes to your impairment. Other times,… read more

How some medication errors happen

Arizona patients who are prescribed medications that have a larger dose available in a multiple of 10 might be in more danger of being given the wrong dosage than people whose medications do not come in factors of 10. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, there have been a number of reports of… read more

Safety program succeeds at limiting anesthesia errors

Medication mistakes can have dire consequences for patients and result in medical malpractice judgments against physicians and hospitals. However, a clinical program designed to reduce the risk of medication and anesthesia errors may mean good news for both medical administrators and hospitalized patients in Arizona. A study presented at the Postgraduate Assembly on Anesthesiology used… read more

Medical errors can often be fatal

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in Arizona and across the U.S., according to a study. Further, the authors of the study say that they are on a mission to inform Americans about the depth of the problem. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that more than 250,000 people died from preventable medical… read more

Marijuana DUI rates rise while drunk driving declines

A new study indicates that there may be an increase of drivers influenced by marijuana on the Arizona roadways. While marijuana-impaired driving is on the rise, alcohol-impaired driving is on the decline, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. AAA’s senior research scientist from its Foundation for Traffic… read more

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer could be unnecessary

Many men in Arizona have to deal with the affects of prostate cancer every year. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the second-most common type of cancer diagnosed in men. For those people contemplating treatment, a study that tracked men with early-stage prostate cancer has yielded informative results. The researchers concluded that surgical… read more