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How to Attract Unwanted Attention of DUI Traffic Officers

by Aaron M. Black • April, 23, 2021
Many moves Arizona drivers make will grab the attention of traffic officers. But if the drivers are at, over, or even “slightly” impaired, they are flirting with a DUI. The job of traffic law enforcement is to keep everyone safe. When they see an infraction or acting in a blatant disregard for a traffic law, these officers might take the violation personally. more...

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Celebrity and Wealth in DUI Cases: Celebrities Behaving Badly

by Aaron M. Black • April, 16, 2021
Celebrity and wealth generate intoxicating prestige, power and privilege. Some of these fortunate people come to believe they are special, above society’s law. more...

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Marijuana DUI Arrests Going Up after Legalization in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • April, 09, 2021
I have witnessed an uptick in the number of marijuana DUI cases since Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 207 decriminalizing marijuana possession and use in Phoenix and Scottsdale. more...

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Phoenix Beware of Arizona’s Slightest Degree Impairment Law

by Aaron M. Black • April, 02, 2021
DUI arrests are happening even when drivers in Phoenix and Scottsdale are under the legal limit for drinking and driving. A motorist does not need to be intoxicated to be arrested and convicted of drunk driving in Arizona. more...

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Arizona’s Laws for Causing Death in DUI Crashes

by Aaron M. Black • March, 18, 2021
An Arizona motorist driving impaired, even slightly, from alcohol or drugs who causes a crash that kills someone, including any passengers in the impaired driver’s vehicle, raises a drunk driving charge to a far worse offense. Although Arizona does not have a vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter law, as do many other states, our state does address death related DUI offenses. Depending upon the facts and circumstances of the DUI related fatality, the charge can be manslaughter, negligent homicide, and in severe intentional cases, second degree murder. more...

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The Art and Law of Plea Bargaining a DUI in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • March, 11, 2021
Going to trial for a DUI charge in Arizona is an uncertainty. We can never be sure how jurors will weigh the evidence, the facts of the case, and the testimony to reach a verdict. Plea bargaining agreements eliminate the uncertainty. For both sides. more...

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How DUI Police Reports Can Impact Your Defense Case

by Aaron M. Black • March, 03, 2021
The police report contains basic information about the details of your arrest. There are many details in the police report that can play a major role in your DUI defense case. more...

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Are You an Out-of-State Driver With an Arizona DUI Charge?

by Aaron M. Black • February, 05, 2021
Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Dealing with a DUI arrest is tough, especially for out-of-state drivers. DUI lawyer Aaron Black explains how to handle an out-of-state DUI charge in Arizona. more...

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Arizona’s New Texting Ban Could Capture Impaired Drivers

by Aaron M. Black • January, 22, 2021
With the New Year, Arizona’s texting ban while driving law graduated from a warning to fines. And law enforcement can use violations as a pretext for a traffic stop and a DUI field sobriety test anywhere within the state. more...

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How Much Does a DUI Lawyer in Arizona Cost?

by Aaron M. Black • January, 11, 2021
Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. If you are facing a DUI charge, then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you throughout the legal process. Find out how much that will cost! more...

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How to Defend a Suspended Driver’s License in Phoenix Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • January, 04, 2021
An arrest for driving impaired in Arizona will lead to your driver’s license being confiscated at the traffic stop and a license suspension will follow. But there is a process by which you can fight for your license. more...

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Phoenix Arizona DUI Cases - Field Sobriety Tests

by Aaron M. Black • December, 24, 2020
Traffic officers in Arizona have an arsenal of ways to screen someone who is suspected of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. These initial screenings are based in law, training and physiology. more...

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Do Not Let Heavier Holiday Drinking Lead to a DUI Arrest

by Aaron M. Black • December, 18, 2020
Did you know that Arizonans drink more during the holiday season than almost any other state in the nation? A survey conducted by Sunrise House, an addiction treatment center in New Jersey, found that the average Arizonan consumes around four alcoholic drinks per day during the holiday season. more...

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An Arizona DUI Conviction Can Ruin Professional Careers

by Aaron M. Black • December, 11, 2020
The many organizations that issue and recertify professional licenses and certifications require strict criteria and rules of behavior to follow. Breaking them, such as a charge or conviction for a DUI in Arizona, can mean suspension or revocation that will damage or destroy careers. more...

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Arizona’s Holiday Season DUI Enforcement Operating in Pandemic

by Aaron M. Black • November, 25, 2020
The pandemic may make our holiday season less merry but the virus is not going to stop law enforcement in Arizona from aggressively enforcing our tough zero tolerance DUI laws. Their goal is to save lives during one of the most deadly times of the year for impaired driving crashes. more...

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How Do I Build an Effective DUI Defense?

by Aaron M. Black • November, 20, 2020
Phoenix defense attorney Aaron Black answers the question, how do I build an effective DUI defense? He also reveals the most compelling DUI defense arguments used in court. more...

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Aaron Black Named 2020 Top Scottsdale DUI Lawyer by Scottsdale Airpark News

by Aaron M. Black • November, 13, 2020
At the Law Office of Aaron Black, we are pleased to announce that Aaron Black was named a 2020 Top Scottsdale DUI Lawyer by Scottsdale Airpark News. more...

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What Happens if My Child Is Arrested for a DUI?

by Aaron M. Black • October, 14, 2020
If your child was arrested for a DUI, then you should know how Arizona law will affect his or her case. Attorney Aaron Black explains the penalties for a baby DUI in the following post. more...

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Independent DUI Blood Tests Are a Legal Right in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • September, 23, 2020
You may think that a blood test used in Arizona DUI cases means a slam-dunk conviction, but that is not necessarily the case. more...

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Refusing DUI Breath and Blood Tests in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • August, 28, 2020
Red lights flashing in the mirror and an Arizona traffic officer suspects you’ve been drinking. The officer wants you to take a breathalyzer test and in some situations a blood test. Confusion erupts. What should you do? more...

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How a Hung Jury in Arizona DUI Trials Happen

by Aaron M. Black • August, 14, 2020
Juries hearing Arizona DUI cases weigh the evidence but sometimes they reach an impasse in their deliberations, known as a “hung jury” or a “deadlocked” jury. more...

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Beware of Summertime Boating and Drinking in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • July, 31, 2020
If you’re operating a watercraft while impaired one of several law enforcement agencies can ruin your day and in severe cases harm your way of life. more...

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Having a Child in your Car While under the influence is an Arizona Aggravated DUI Felony

by Aaron Black • July, 09, 2020
Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation and an aggravating factor will raise a misdemeanor DUI to a far more serious felony offense. more...

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The 4th of July holiday is here!

by Aaron Black • July, 01, 2020
Should you need a legal consultation over the holiday, I will be available 24/7 representing clients in all Arizona City, State, and Federal courts more...

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Do I Need an Attorney at My DUI Arraignment in Phoenix, AZ?

by Aaron Black • June, 25, 2020
An arraignment is the first time a person who has been arrested for an Arizona DUI offense will face an impartial judge. more...

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Is a DUI a Felony in Phoenix, Arizona?

by Aaron Black • June, 11, 2020
Arizona’s legislature has established six levels of felony charges for a DUI. more...

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Does a DUI Mean Jail Time in Phoenix, Arizona?

by Aaron Black • June, 04, 2020
If you have been charged with a DUI, is serving jail time in your future? a complex question with different answers depending upon four factors. more...

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Second Super Extreme DUI Penalties Are Severe in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • May, 28, 2020
A second conviction of super extreme DUI within seven years of the first conviction raises the offense to a class 1 misdemeanor, the most serious of misdemeanors. more...

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Have you been charged with Bath Salts Impairment during the COVID-19 Shutdown?

by Aaron Black • May, 14, 2020
Bath salts drug are not the common Epson salt used in bathtub water to draw toxins. more...

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How Long Does Arizona Have to Charge an Aggravated DUI?

by Aaron Black • May, 07, 2020
The long arm of the law in Arizona stretches into the future seven years for aggravated DUI cases. more...

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What is SR-22 Insurance?

by Aaron Black • April, 30, 2020
Don’t be fooled by the name. SR-22 insurance is not an insurance policy. more...

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Have you been accused of being a Porch Pirate during COVID-19?

by Aaron Black • April, 23, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has offered a crime of opportunity to many including Porch Pirates. more...

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What Happens at an Arraignment in Arizona?

by Aaron M. Black • April, 16, 2020
An arraignment must be held within 24 hours if you’re in custody, and if that doesn’t happen, the charge will be immediately dismissed. more...

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Domestic Violence during COVID-19 Stay at Home order in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron M. Black • April, 09, 2020
Being shut in with family can cause emotions to flare over small things causing tempers to rage, ending in accusations of domestic violence. more...

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Phoenix DUI, Criminal, & Domestic Violence defense during COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

by Aaron Black • April, 03, 2020
Arizona courts have, for the most part, closed to the public, and there are no jury trials taking place right now until at least May 1, 2020. more...

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What Does Drug ‘Threshold’ Mean in Phoenix, Arizona?

by Aaron Black • April, 02, 2020
Those who possess a threshold amount of drugs will face a class 2 felony charge. more...

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What’s considered a Dangerous Drug in Phoenix, AZ?

by Aaron Black • March, 26, 2020
Possessing, consuming, manufacturing, selling, or transporting dangerous drugs in Arizona and to other states is a felony. more...

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How can I be Charged with an Aggravated DUI in Phoenix, AZ?

by Aaron Black • March, 19, 2020
Raising a DUI to the aggravated felony means more severe punishments including mandatory jail time. more...

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St. Patrick’s Day Brews DUI Checkpoints in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • March, 12, 2020
St. Patrick’s Day is ranked among the top five DUI enforcement days! more...

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Super Extreme DUI while visiting Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • March, 05, 2020
A criminal conviction for a Super Extreme DUI stays on public record for life and can be viewed by law enforcement in other states. more...

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