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DUI arrest leads to confiscated car for Arizona student

Posted On October 21, 2014 Drunk Driving Charges

Last November, as she was driving through a tribal community, an Arizona State University student was pulled over by the tribal police. When asked whether she was carrying drugs or weapons in her car, she admitted to having marijuana. The authorities arrested the girl and charged her with drug possession and DUI.

Penalties under Arizona law for repeat DWI offenders

Posted On October 16, 2014 Drunk Driving Charges

As with many states, Arizona increases the severity of sanctions against drivers who are convicted of DWI offenses more than once within a specified time frame. In a blog post in mid-August this year we covered the possible penalties you could be subject to for a first time DUI conviction in Arizona.

How are Arizona police trained to perform field sobriety tests?

Posted On October 9, 2014 Field Sobriety Tests

We have all seen it in movies or on television where the police officer pulls a swerving car to the side of the road. The driver is asked to step out of his car and the officer begins to ask the driver a series of questions or instructs the driver to perform certain actions in an effort to determine if the driver is drunk.

Blood alcohol test results can be key to successful DUI defense

Posted On October 2, 2014 Blood Alcohol Tests

In the second round of a high-profile DUI case, the attorneys defending the founder of the International Polo Club is challenging the blood alcohol evidence the prosecution is trying to have admitted in the trial. The challenge is an excellent example of how the scientific technical aspects of a DUI charge can be the difference between a verdict of guilty or not guilty.

Field sobriety tests often questionable in DUI cases

Posted On September 25, 2014 Field Sobriety Tests

Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated charges are serious criminal accusations. It can be difficult to fight these allegations in court, as juries often side with the arresting officers. The primary evidence tends to be field sobriety tests, which can appear to incriminate the accused individuals.

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