Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

Retired NFL player sentenced for Arizona DUI

While many residents of Arizona might believe that celebrities and professional athletes can avoid the consequences of DUI charges due to their status, a former NFL player proved recently that this is not always true. The former quarterback was arrested in December when, according to court records, he was reportedly driving at 81 miles-per-hour on… read more

Arizona Supreme Court limits DUI for residual marijuana test

Since medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona in 2010 questions have arisen about what should actually be defined as impairment under the influence of the drug.  Last year, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that motorists can be prosecuted for DUI when there is evidence of marijuana in the system even when impairment cannot be… read more

Maricopa police testing new technology to record DUI stops

Law enforcement increasingly uses developing technology in its efforts to detect traffic violations. While subjective field sobriety tests such as walk and turn tests and eye movement are still used, more objective data is being gathered using more sophisticated video technology. In addition to cameras located inside vehicles, police in Maricopa, Arizona, are now testing body cam… read more

There is an app for that: The drunk driving app

It seems that most people own some type of smartphone these days. You see these phones in the hands of Phoenix residents in a host of places including gas pumps, at restaurants, bars and sporting events. People are not only talking on these phones; they are using various phone applications. Such apps can do anything… read more

Phoenix man faces DUI charge after ending up in a lake

Facing a drunk driving charge can be a stressful time. Someone who is facing these charges may have a lot of questions. During such difficult times it is important to protect your rights. In cases where there were no serious injuries, the severity of the potential consequences might be lessened. Recently a Phoenix man found… read more

Kennedy acquitted of driving under the influence of Ambien

As opposed to drinking alcohol to a point that impairs driving skills and leads to a charge of drunk driving, drugged driving involves taking medication or drugs, whether legal or illegal, prescribed or not, that impair one’s driving skills. A recent high-profile case involving a member of one of America’s most prominent families has resulted… read more

Say ‘cheese!’ New BAC tests utilize facial mapping

Blood alcohol tests are used by law enforcement officials to determine the possible level of driver impairment in order to establish a drunk driving charge. Results of these tests are used to determine whether an individual in Arizona can be charged with Driving Under the Influence, Extreme DUI or Super Extreme DUI. But did you… read more

Circumstantial evidence used as basis for charges in DUI case

On Aug. 13, 2013, Mesa police responded to an accident in which a cyclist suffered fatal injuries. At the scene, the officers determined that the individual had been hit by a vehicle. Further investigation led them to suspect that a specific 37-year-old man had driven his vehicle while intoxicated that evening. Police arrested him several… read more