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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...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 545  

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: 760  

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: 651  

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: 867  

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: 533  

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: 616  

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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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...

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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: 879  

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...

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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...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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: 533  

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: 444  

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: 760  

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: 283  

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