Arizona DUI Blog by Aaron Black

Aaron Black offers exceptional legal services, focusing in DUI and criminal defense. DUI offenses in Arizona involve complex legal issues that require representation by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of DUI laws and will provide a strong DUI defense for your case.

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Arizona DUI Laws

by Aaron M. Black • November, 03, 2023
Arizona DUI laws are some of the strictest laws in the nation. Arizona DUI penalties for drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs under the state’s no tolerance policy, consisting of impaired to the slightest degree, actual physical control, and underage drinking, are harsh criminal penalties. more...

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Drug Impaired Driving Increasing In Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • May, 03, 2024
Thousands of people driving while impaired on opioids or other narcotics are attracting the attention of law enforcement. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reported that the number of DUI drug cases has been increasing. more...

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Arizona’s Tough Underage Drinking and Driving Law

by Aaron M. Black • April, 26, 2024
Drivers who are not old enough to legally consume alcohol but drink and drive anyway are exposing themselves to criminal prosecution under Arizona’s strict DUI laws and its DUI Zero Tolerance Policy. more...

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Criminal Speeding Related To DUI

by Aaron M. Black • April, 19, 2024
In Arizona, if you are caught driving 85 MPH or more it will result in a criminal speeding charge, a Class 3 misdemeanor, not just a ticket. more...

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2024 DUI Enforcement Results

by Aaron M. Black • March, 26, 2024
The luck of the Irish was missing in action for the 206 St. Patrick’s Day celebrates who were snared by rolling patrol cars on the streets of greater Phoenix or at temporary DUI checkpoints set up in various locations in Arizona. more...

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2024 St. Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • March, 15, 2024
St. Patrick’s Day is famous for parades, bar crawling and green beer, but party goers who consume too much and drive have a good chance at seeing red, the lights of a police patrol car. more...

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Excessive Drinking Under Arizona’s DUI Law

by Aaron M. Black • February, 23, 2024
Excessive drinking and driving is a recipe for personal disaster as Arizona DUI law prosecutes extreme and super extreme levels of intoxication as felonies. more...

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Wrong-Way DUI Defendant Indicted For Murder

by Aaron M. Black • February, 16, 2024
The Pinal County Grand Jury indicted a wrong-way DUI driver for second degree murder in the death of a woman motorist and an aggravated assault for seriously injuring her 7-year-old daughter in the deadly crash. more...

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DUI Defense Attorney Your First Meeting

by Aaron M. Black • February, 12, 2024
Meeting, or even having a phone conversation, with a DUI defense attorney for the first time is a crucial step toward selecting legal representation to achieve the best defense possible. But be prepared for the attorney’s questions and do not show up or call empty handed. more...

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Phoenix Open DUI Task Force

by Aaron M. Black • February, 08, 2024
Thousands of spectators will converge on Scottsdale to witness the PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open and about 800 law officers will be there every day too – waiting for motorists who exhibit impairment by alcohol or drugs, even prescription medications that cause drowsiness. more...

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Arizona’s Zero Tolerance DUI Laws

by Aaron M. Black • January, 12, 2024
Is Arizona a zero tolerance state for alcohol? Yes, and it has made it possible for a DUI defendant to be convicted even though the level of alcohol is below Arizona’s legal blood-alcohol limit. more...

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Arizona DUI Laws Third Offense

by Aaron M. Black • December, 20, 2023
A third DUI conviction, meaning two prior DUI convictions where you have exceeded the legal limit and are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substance while driving in the state of Arizona, occurring during Arizona’s “look-back period’ time frame of within 84 months (seven years) of the first conviction is automatically prosecuted as an aggravated DUI more...

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Holiday Season 2023 DUI Enforcement In Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • December, 18, 2023
Tis the season to be jolly… but keep the merry in Christmas and the happy in New Year celebrations by arranging a safe ride home. more...

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Arizona DUI Laws Second Offense

by Aaron M. Black • December, 14, 2023
A second offense DUI conviction has harsher penalties but remains a Class 1 misdemeanor, the most serious of the misdemeanors, and the amount of alcohol in the driver's system, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) has a hand in determining the penalties including higher fines and the jail term will increase. more...

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DUI Arizona First Offense Laws

by Aaron M. Black • December, 07, 2023
A first-time DUI offense places the driver in an unfamiliar arena of police contact, submitting to a field sobriety test, and arrest. An experienced DUI attorney can help you through the process. more...

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Thanksgiving 2023 Arizona DUI Enforcement

by Aaron M. Black • November, 17, 2023
A motorist who is merely “slightly impaired” while driving on Thanksgiving in Arizona can be charged with a DUI. The officer who makes the traffic stop determines if the driver is slightly impaired based on the officer's experience and training. more...

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DUI Enforcement Rolls Out For Halloween 2023 in Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • October, 26, 2023
Municipalities in the Valley of the Sun will not be ghost towns on Halloween 2023 with events scattered during October. Authorities will again run street patrols and sobriety checkpoints to catch drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs. more...

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Probation For Misdemeanor DUIs In Arizona

by Aaron M. Black • September, 29, 2023
After an Arizona misdemeanor DUI case ends in a conviction, there is one more hurdle – probation. The court may order a period of time during which a defendant’s freedom is restricted to some degree. more...

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DUI Patrols, Checkpoints During Labor Day Weekend 2023

by Aaron M. Black • September, 01, 2023
The efforts of authorities to decrease impaired driving over the long Labor Day weekend slightly reduced the number of DUI arrests in the greater Phoenix area and around the state last year. more...

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Arizona’s Fentanyl DUI Charge Defenses

by Aaron M. Black • August, 29, 2023
Fentanyl overdoses happen on Phoenix, Scottsdale, and other Arizona roads. Fentanyl is 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. more...

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Hundreds Cited For DUI During 2023 July 4th Weekend

by Aaron M. Black • August, 22, 2023
Law enforcement’s active measures in Arizona to take impaired drivers off the road on the Fourth of July weekend proved successful and it is a repeat of the previous year. more...

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How To Drink Without Getting A DUI In Phoenix Arizona?

by Aaron M. Black • August, 14, 2023
The answer to this question is based on biology and chemistry, and it is possible to have a drink after work and then drive home without breaking Arizona’s DUI laws. But how much is too much varies from person to person, while the DUI law is static and unforgiving. more...

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Arizona’s Repeat DUI Offender Consequences

by Aaron M. Black • July, 24, 2023
Convictions for second and third-misdemeanor DUIs in Arizona result in harsher and sometimes life-changing punishment, more expensive fines, and mandatory counseling for alcohol or drug addictions. more...

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Scottsdale is a Hot Bed for DUI Charges

by Aaron M. Black • July, 14, 2023
Scottsdale enjoys national exposure and attracts out-of-state visitors and locals. These events form a perfect recipe for DUI arrests. more...

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Happy Fourth Celebrations, Fireworks… and DUI Enforcement

by Aaron M. Black • June, 29, 2023
4th of July celebrations attract thousands to the downtown areas of Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe. But some will make a bad choice and decide to drive home or to the next event after drinking or using drugs. more...

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When Your Arizona Driver’s License Is In Jeopardy

by Aaron M. Black • June, 22, 2023
You might not have realized that when you apply for and receive a driver’s license in Arizona, you are agreeing to submit to testing for a DUI. This is termed “implied consent.” more...

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DUI Suspect’s Truck Crashes into Occupied Phoenix Apartment

by Aaron M. Black • June, 15, 2023
A sleeping family in Phoenix were jarred awake when a pickup truck crashed into their apartment building. The truck’s driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving while impaired. more...

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Teen Dies in Phoenix Surface Street Wrong Way DUI Crash

by Aaron M. Black • May, 22, 2023
The driver of a pickup truck hit an SUV on its front right side with a family of seven aboard, killing the oldest of five children, Josiah Boteiho, 13, and injured family members who were transported to a hospital. The family had been on the way to church. more...

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Life After A DUI: Rebuilding Your Life After a DUI Conviction

by Aaron M. Black • May, 15, 2023
Your DUI incarceration ordeal is in the past. Now it is time to jumpstart a fresh beginning and begin a normal life again. more...

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Jail Time for DUI in Arizona After a Conviction

by Aaron M. Black • May, 11, 2023
If you are convicted of a DUI in Arizona, you will serve jail time. Arizona DUI laws are some of the toughest in the nation. more...

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Arizona DUI Sentencing and Judicial Discretion in DUI Cases

by Aaron M. Black • April, 14, 2023
This is the fourth of a six-part series explaining a DUI case and the DUI process from the arrest to beginning a new life. Arizona’s sentencing guidelines determine the sentencing for a misdemeanor or a felony DUI conviction. A judge has the discretion to choose from the variables, unless there is a written stipulation in the plea that the judge accepts. more...

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The DUI Arraignment: Standing Before a Judge

by Aaron M. Black • April, 06, 2023
This is the third of a six-part series explaining a DUI case and the DUI process from the arrest to beginning a new life. A DUI arraignment, the 1st hearing after arrest. It usually occurs within 24 hours of arrest & is the 1st time standing before a judge to enter a plea. more...

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How to Choose a DUI Attorney

by Aaron M. Black • March, 30, 2023
How to Choose a DUI Attorney - This is the second of a six-part series explaining a DUI case from the arrest to beginning a new life. more...

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Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Faces Extreme DUI Charge

by Aaron M. Black • March, 23, 2023
A mistake in judgment can drastically change a life, which is what Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Cele Hancock is facing after her arrest on Sunday, March 19, for suspicion of an extreme or super extreme DUI, according to various news reports. more...

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The DUI Arrest

by Aaron M. Black • February, 21, 2023
The DUI Arrest - This is the first of a six-part series explaining a DUI case from the arrest to beginning a new life. more...

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DUI Related Deaths Spiked in Greater Phoenix

by Aaron M. Black • February, 03, 2023
Local news recently reported several serious crashes by allegedly impaired drivers resulting in the deaths of people killed in the collisions. This is the most serious offense of DUI charges. more...

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Researchers Developing Marijuana Detecting Breathalyzer

by Aaron M. Black • January, 30, 2023
As Arizona and other states have decriminalized the possession and use of marijuana, at least three research companies say they have developed or are in the process of creating a handheld machine that can detect THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, during a traffic stop. more...

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Arizona Now Expunges (Removes) Criminal Public Records

by Aaron M. Black • January, 04, 2023
Arizona, on New Year's Day 2023, joined other states that allow criminal records to be expunged, meaning they are sealed and removed online; therefore are not available to the public, law enforcement, and the courts. more...

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Minor DUI - Baby DUI - Await Underage Holiday Drinkers in AZ

by Aaron M. Black • December, 26, 2022
Underage drinkers on New Year's Eve will be arrested if caught in a roving patrol or stationary checkpoints police use to discourage drinking & driving. A CDC report says 1 in 10 high school students drink and drive. more...

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2022 Holiday Season’s DUI Patrols and Checkpoints in Phoenix and Scottsdale

by Aaron M. Black • December, 15, 2022
New Year’s Eve sees the most DUI arrests than any other holiday, and a significant number of these arrests are felonies that can ruin lives far into the future – if convicted. Law enforcement will be sending out more patrols and establishing DUI checkpoints all around the valley and our state. more...

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