Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

Appeals Process in Arizona

If you believe there has been a mistake during the court process that led to a judgment you do not agree with as a criminal defendant in Arizona, your criminal defense attorney can help you file an appeal. An appeal has the power to reverse the trial court’s decision or grant you a new trial…. read more

Commercial Driver’s License Disqualification in Arizona

Holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Arizona is a big responsibility. CDL holders must obey stricter laws compared to other drivers, as they are in control of larger, heavier and more dangerous vehicles. A commercial driver could have his or her license disqualified in Arizona for violating any of these laws or regulations. When… read more

Special Ignition Interlock Restricted Driver License in Arizona

If you are convicted of a driving under the influence (DUI) offense or related violation in Arizona, you may be eligible for a special ignition interlock restricted driver license (SIIRDL). This is a driver’s license with specific restrictions given alongside an ignition interlock device. A SIIRDL can restore your driving privileges, with restrictions, during a… read more

Arizona Lane Change Laws

Unsafe lane changes are one of the most common causes of auto accidents in Arizona. All drivers have a legal responsibility to change lanes in a manner that is reasonable, safe and in accordance with relevant state laws. Failure to do so, resulting in a car accident, is negligence. Learn Arizona’s laws about lane changes,… read more

Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs in Arizona

When most people think about drugs – especially in conjunction with criminal law – they picture illicit substances such as cocaine and heroin. Under state law, however, prescription drugs can also be involved in drug crimes. Some of the most common illegal drugs are available at the pharmacy. It is against the law to obtain,… read more

Criminal vs. Civil Speeding Tickets in Arizona

Speeding is one of the most common traffic infractions in Arizona. It is also a frequent cause of auto accidents. Every year, police officers in the State of Arizona give out thousands of speeding tickets. There is a big difference, however, between civil and criminal speeding tickets in Arizona. One will result in a monetary… read more

Pedestrian Accidents and Duty of Care

Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Arizona. Statewide statistics show that Arizona is one of the top states in the country for vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Data from 2019 reported 1,842 pedestrian crashes, with 220 deaths and 1,697 injuries (the Arizona Department of Transportation). Most pedestrian accidents would be prevented if everyone obeyed their duties of… read more

Smart and Safe Marijuana Act in Arizona

In November 2020, Arizona became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The law – officially named Proposition 207 and nicknamed the Smart and Safe Marijuana Act – will fully take effect in 2021. It allows law-abiding adults to possess, use and grow marijuana, within specific guidelines. It also decriminalizes the possession… read more