Drunk Driving Charges

Driving Restrictions After a DUI in Arizona

The State of Arizona penalizes crimes involving driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) harshly. A DUI conviction can come with a sentence that significantly impacts your life, from forcing you to pay expensive fines to restricting your driving privileges. If you’ve recently been charged with a DUI in Arizona, find out… 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

DUI Charges for Physical Control of a Vehicle

Years of intense effort to criminalize drunk driving in Arizona have led to it having some of the country’s strictest related laws. Arizona recognizes driving under the influence (DUI) as a violent crime that comes with severe penalties, including thousands of dollars in fines and mandatory jail time. Furthermore, drivers in Arizona can get DUIs… read more

Types of Field Sobriety and BAC Tests

Driving while drunk or intoxicated is against the law in all 50 states. Most states have set a legal threshold determining when a driver is too drunk to drive. This threshold is in terms of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), or the amount of alcohol in a driver’s bloodstream. Law enforcement officers may use other means… read more

Moving Violations in Arizona

As a driver, it is your responsibility to obey every roadway rule and traffic law set in place in Arizona. Breaking even a minor traffic law is an infraction that could lead to fines or stiffer penalties, such as criminal charges. The two types of traffic offenses in Arizona are parking and moving violations. Both… read more

The Wrong-Way DUI

One of the 347 new bills Arizona lawmakers signed into law as part of the 53rd Legislature increases the penalties for wrong-way driving under the influence (DUI). The law, House Bill 2243, amends Title 28 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and adds a new section about wrong-way driving. If the police arrest you for driving… read more

Why Is the Legal Drinking Age 21?

The minimum legal drinking age in the U.S. for all states, including Arizona, is 21. Those who drink under this age limit may face charges such as a minor in possession (MIP), or other civil and criminal penalties. Most people, though, are unaware of the reasoning or research associated with the establishment of this age… read more