Arizona DUI Blog

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.

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Arizona’s ‘Conforming Reckless’ Alternative in DUI Cases

by Aaron Black • December, 19, 2019
Not every jurisdiction in Arizona applies conforming reckless as an alternative to a DUI conviction. more...

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Can Arizona’s Dram Shops and Social Hosts Be Liable?

by Aaron M. Black • December, 12, 2019
Businesses serving alcoholic drinks are known as dram shops, a historic term for businesses selling spirits by the dram. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 442  

Phoenix, AZ Repeat DUI Offenders Face Severe Consequences

by Aaron Black • December, 05, 2019
Generally, punishments in Phoenix, AZ and surrounding communities for repeat offenders are much more serious than the first DUI offense. more...

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Can I get home detention for a DUI in Scottsdale, AZ?

by Aaron Black • November, 26, 2019
To get enrolled in Arizona’s home detention program some time must be spent in jail, how long and if detention is allowed is determined by the jurisdiction involved. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 806  

Can I avoid the Ignition Interlock Device in Phoenix, AZ?

by Aaron Black • November, 14, 2019
An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) has a breathalyzer that detects alcohol when the driver exhales into it before starting their car. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 564  

Is Jail Mandatory for an Arizona DUI Conviction?

by Aaron Black • November, 08, 2019
Judges are allowed to use discretion in deciding sentences and there can be differences among cities in which the offense occurred. more...

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Arizona’s Actual Physical Control Law in DUI Cases

by Aaron Black • October, 31, 2019
Actual physical control now means the defendant’s access to the vehicle must be either “present or imminent.” more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 330  

DUIs for Synthetic Drug use and Possession in Arizona

by Aaron Black • October, 24, 2019
Arizona law classifies synthetic drug violations as a class 2 misdemeanor or a felony can be charged against those who have prior criminal offenses. more...

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Filing a Complaint for an Unlawful DUI Arrest in Arizona

by Aaron Black • October, 17, 2019
If you feel like you've been falsely arrested for a DUI consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney after the arrest to develop the complaint to achieve the best possible outcome. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 747  

Arizona Drive-by Shooting Law and Defenses

by Aaron Black • October, 10, 2019
Drive-by shootings and episodes of road rage also have predictable drive-by results, unintended victims. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 401  

Did you know that DUI Blood Tests in Arizona Can Be Inaccurate?

by Aaron Black • October, 03, 2019
Blood testing to determine the Blood-Alcohol Concentration (BAC) when suspected of drinking and driving is not infallible. more...

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Arizona Open Container Law: What is Legal & What is Not

by Aaron Black • September, 26, 2019
An open container is defined in Arizona law as a beverage that has a broken seal and a portion of the contents have been removed. more...

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Stopped But Not Cited for a Phoenix, AZ DUI? A Charge is Still Possible

by Aaron Black • September, 12, 2019
In some instances after a traffic stop for suspicion of drinking and driving, the police won't arrest you immediately but they will conduct an investigation and the prosecution will determine if the evidence is sufficient to charge you. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 357  

Arizona’s Criminal Damage Charged in DUI and Other Crimes

by Aaron Black • September, 05, 2019
Criminal damage is charged in Phoenix, Az and surrounding DUI cases involving vehicle crashes. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 559  

AZ Cardinals Chief Operating Officer Suspended

by Aaron Black • September, 03, 2019
Ron Minegar has been fined $200,000 and suspended for six weeks. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 235  

Happy Labor Day!

by Aaron Black • August, 30, 2019
As always, Aaron is available 24/7 and represents Clients in all Arizona City, State, and Federal courts. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 241  

What if I fail to obey an Arizona Police Officer’s Order?

by Aaron Black • August, 29, 2019
A person can’t “willfully fail or refuse” any lawful order or direction given by a police officer under Arizona Revised Statute §28-622(A). more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 949  

Endangerment in Arizona includes Driving under the Influence

by Aaron Black • August, 22, 2019
There are numerous situations of endangerment which includes driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 352  

Arizona Cardinals’ Chief Operating Officer Arrested for DUI

by Aaron Black • August, 15, 2019
Arizona has a no tolerance policy for drinking and driving or for being in “actual physical control” of a vehicle. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 339  

What is considered Unlawful Imprisonment in Arizona?

by Aaron Black • August, 08, 2019
Unlawful imprisonment happens when somebody “knowingly” restrains another person. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 1088  

Shoplifting Laws in Arizona - What You Need to Know

by Aaron Black • August, 01, 2019
The punishments for shoplifting are determined by the value and type of merchandise. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 2484  

DUI Bride in Arizona: The Importance of Remaining Silent

by Aaron Black • July, 25, 2019
You don’t have to answer incriminating questions that law enforcement poses. more...

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July is USA’s Deadliest Month for DUI Fatalities

by Aaron Black • July, 19, 2019
Did you know that every 48 minutes a DUI fatality occurs somewhere in the nation in July? more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 274  

DUI Task Forces will be in Full Swing over the 4th of July Holiday

by Aaron Black • July, 03, 2019
Remember, Arizona is a zero tolerance state meaning that police can arrest you if you’re only “slightly impaired.” more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 292  

Law and Science of Detecting Drug Impairment in Arizona

by Aaron Black • June, 27, 2019
Prescription, illicit and some of the over-the-counter cold remedies have the chemical ability to cause impairment. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 660  

Perils of Unlawful Flight from Arizona Police

by Aaron Black • June, 20, 2019
The most dangerous episodes of fleeing are those who decide to run to avoid detection as an impaired driver. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 594  

Driving on a Suspended License in Phoenix, AZ is Risky Business

by Aaron Black • June, 13, 2019
Arizona Revised Statute §28-3473 allows suspending, revoking, canceling, or refusing to issue a license for the privilege to drive on the state’s roadways. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 949  

Arizona gets Tough on Domestic Animal Cruelty

by Aaron Black • June, 06, 2019
People convicted of cruelty to domestic animals will serve time in prison under a new law. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 544  

Extreme & Super Extreme DUI Differences in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • May, 30, 2019
The principal difference between an extreme DUI and a Super Extreme DUI is the amount of alcohol in a person’s system. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 387  

Don’t let Memorial Day Boating Sink your Life in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • May, 23, 2019
Arizona’s no tolerance policy enacts harsh penalties for boating while impaired as they are the same as driving intoxicated on roads. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 565  

Phoenix, AZ Street Racing’s Dangerous Past & Present

by Aaron Black • May, 16, 2019
Department of Public Safety officers can cite racers not only with this statute but also with criminal speeding and reckless driving. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 1444  

Fleeing Serious Injury and Fatal Crashes is a Felony

by Aaron Black • May, 09, 2019
Leaving the scene of a fatal crash is a violation of Arizona Revised Statute §28-661 and a class 3 felony. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 525  

Arizona’s Tough Aggravated Domestic Violence Law

by Aaron Black • May, 02, 2019
Police who are called to answer an aggravated domestic violence call don’t need an arrest warrant to take the suspect into custody as long... more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 692  

Beware: Arizona Bans Texting While Driving

by Aaron Black • April, 25, 2019
Arizona also became the 18th state to ban using a handheld cellphone while driving. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 473  

Moving Violations Causing Serious Injuries or Death in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • April, 19, 2019
Under Arizona law a conviction for a class 3 misdemeanor can mean serving time in county jail. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 614  

Negligent Homicide: The Prosecution’s Low Card in Arizona

by Aaron Black • April, 11, 2019
Committing a negligent homicide is a class 4 felony that require a term of incarceration be served in state prison and fines. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 575  

Legal and Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana in Arizona

by Aaron Black • April, 06, 2019
Since the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona, understanding of what’s legal and what’s not can be unclear. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 1252  

How do I get my license back after an ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension?

by Aaron Black • April, 03, 2019
There are many steps you must take to get your license back after an ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 2634  

‘Phantom’ Checkpoints in Phoenix and surrounding areas

by Aaron Black • March, 28, 2019
A Phantom Checkpoint is merely a sign that’s used for real DUI checkpoints indicating that a checkpoint is a short way ahead more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 391  

The US Appellate Court Rules Passengers Can Refuse to Show ID to Police

by Aaron Black • March, 21, 2019
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided in January after hearing a case from Arizona Police can’t extend a traffic stop because a passenger declines to show their ID. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 866  

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.


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