Arizona Laws

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

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

Ignition Interlock Device Laws in Arizona

Arizona takes driving under the influence (DUI) crimes very seriously. The state legislature has passed many laws to discourage driving drunk and prevent repeat offenders. One of these laws is the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in the vehicle of someone convicted of a DUI. Not every DUI will lead to an ignition… read more

Animal Abuse Laws in Arizona

Arizona’s animal abuse and neglect laws are long, detailed and confusing. The average person or pet owner may not realize all the different actions or behaviors that could technically constitute animal abuse under a state or municipal law in Arizona. If you injured or killed an animal – even if you did not do so… read more

How Is Fault Assigned in Car Accident Cases?

Car accidents are one of Arizona’s most common causes of injuries and deaths annually. In 2019 alone, the Arizona Department of Transportation reported 982 traffic accident deaths and 53,809 injuries in the state. If you get injured in a car accident in Arizona, you may wonder who will be responsible for paying for your damages…. read more

Water Safety for Kids

Swimming, floating, boating and other water activities are fun for children in Arizona, especially during the state’s sweltering summers. It is imperative, however, for parents to supervise children during water activities and follow other safety rules. Accidental drowning is a highly prominent cause of child hospitalizations and deaths in Arizona. Drowning Statistics in Arizona Bodies… read more

Police Stops in Arizona

A routine traffic stop is something most drivers experience at least once in their lives. Law enforcement officers in Arizona can conduct traffic stops for broken roadway rules such as speeding, illegal turns, unsafe lane changes, drunk driving, ignored red lights and reckless driving. Offenders can receive tickets and fines. Knowing what to do during… read more

Booster Seat Laws in Arizona

Booster seats are incredibly important safety systems for child passengers in motor vehicles. They lift a child to the correct height to be able to use the vehicle’s safety belts. In the US in 2017, about 116,000 children 12 and younger were injured and 675 died in motor vehicle accidents. Car crashes are a leading… read more

What are Arizona’s E-Scooter Laws?

Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have come to Arizona in droves as companies such as Spin, Lime and Bird bring tens of thousands of rentable e-scooters to major cities. These companies offer low-cost e-scooter rentals to the public through apps. While many residents are quick to try out rentable e-scooters, most do not fully understand the… read more