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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...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 483  

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...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 626  

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...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 608  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense, Criminal Defense  |   Views: 814  

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...

Posted in: Drug Possession  |   Views: 418  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 544  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 433  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 491  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 500  

If a minor gets a DUI in Phoenix, AZ is it a felony or misdemeanor?

by Aaron Black • February, 27, 2020
An underage DUI arrest can be made even if the minor wasn’t driving. All that is necessary is that the minor was in “actual physical control” of the vehicle. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 869  

Are Police Allowed to Search My Car in Phoenix, AZ Without a Warrant?

by Aaron Black • February, 20, 2020
Without a search warrant, police must have “probable cause” or at least a “reasonable suspicion” to search your vehicle. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 750  

How Long Will My DUI Conviction in Phoenix, AZ Stay on My Record?

by Aaron Black • February, 06, 2020
Arizona doesn’t allow a way to expunge a conviction, however, there is a way to reduce the stigma of some DUI convictions. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 2417  

Phoenix, AZ Drug Recognition Experts on the Frontline of Drug DUIs

by Aaron Black • January, 30, 2020
Drug recognition experts (DRE), can identify someone who is impaired by drugs. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 487  

Courtroom Standards of Conduct in Arizona Courtrooms

by Aaron Black • January, 23, 2020
In court, you need to wear clothes that are appropriate for a business setting, not casual attire such as open-toe shoes. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 235  

‘Hidden Dangers’ of Ignition Interlock Devices in Arizona

by Aaron Black • January, 16, 2020
The ignition interlock device will randomly require you to blow into it for several seconds. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 597  

Second Arizona DUI Brings 30-Day Vehicle Impoundment

by Aaron Black • January, 09, 2020
Vehicle impoundment serves as a deterrent for repeat DUI offenders. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 562  

What Happens if I Get a DUI While Driving On a Suspended License In Phoenix, AZ?

by Aaron Black • January, 02, 2020
If you plead or are found guilty of driving on a suspended license, you’ll be placed on probation when your sentence is fulfilled. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 590  

What Questions Should I Ask when hiring a DUI Defense Attorney in Phoenix, AZ?

by Aaron Black • December, 26, 2019
Attorney referrals can come from family and friends, and if that isn’t working you can research DUI Lawyers Online. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 648  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 1224  

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: 673  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 439  

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: 1018  

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: 679  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 5489  

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: 589  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 405  

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: 851  

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: 479  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 1843  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 8169  

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: 419  

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: 705  

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: 266  

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: 290  

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: 1263  

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: 421  

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: 397  

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: 1635  

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: 3243  

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...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 675  

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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