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‘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...

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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: 1061  

Possession of Drugs for Sale or Transportation in Maricopa County

by Aaron Black • March, 14, 2019
If you’ve been arrested for selling a small quantity of illegal drugs, the state of Arizona will charge you under its drug sale and distribution law. more...

Posted in: Drug Possession  |   Views: 750  

Georgia Rules DUI Breath Tests as Evidence Unconstitutional

by Aaron Black • March, 07, 2019
Due to a Georgia Supreme Court Ruling, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council recommends that police stop administering the breath test in Georgia. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 585  

Possessing Drug Paraphernalia and Avoiding Felony Charge in Maricopa County

by Aaron Black • February, 28, 2019
Possessing drug paraphernalia in Maricopa County means incarceration if convicted and has consequences impacting your quality of life after serving a sentence. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 1268  

Penalties & Risks of Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • February, 21, 2019
A conviction of manufacturing dangerous drugs in Phoenix, AZ is includes prison, hefty fines and a felony conviction on your record. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 663  

Fighting Opioid addiction with e-prescriptions in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • February, 14, 2019
As of January 1, 2019 doctors in the Phoenix metropolitan area will only able to write prescriptions for opioids online. more...

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First Electric Scooter DUI Arrest Made in Tempe, AZ

by Aaron Black • February, 08, 2019
The first drunk riding arrest for riding a popular ride share electric scooter in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun. more...

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DUI Taskforce is in full swing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

by Aaron Black • February, 01, 2019
If you are planning to attend the Waste Management Phoenix open and plan on drinking, an alternate method of transportation to and from the event is encouraged. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 428  

Utah Tightens Its DUI Legal Limit to 0.05 BAC, Will Arizona Follow?

by Aaron Black • January, 17, 2019
Utah was the first state to adopt the 0.08 BAC law in 1983 and recently the only state to adopt a .05 BAC level. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 587  

You can now be charged with a DUI while operating a Scooter in Scottsdale, AZ

by Aaron Black • January, 10, 2019
The new Scottsdale, AZ ordinance in regards to Scooters defines “all bicycles and scooters, electric or otherwise” as electric and motorized bicycles, motorized skateboards, motorized play vehicles and stand-up electric mini-scooters. more...

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Vehicular Endangerment in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • December, 29, 2018
Police can charge you with vehicular endangerment even if no one was hurt or killed. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 812  

Happy New Year from the Law Office of Aaron Black!

by Aaron Black • December, 28, 2018
Should you find yourself in need of legal assistance over the New Year holiday, the Law Office of Aaron Black will be available 24 hours a day. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 317  

Ex-Lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ Fatal DUI Case Sentenced

by Aaron Black • December, 26, 2018
Tracy Morehouse was sentenced to 10½ years in state prison for causing the death of Greg Dolphin while driving intoxicated. more...

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Merry Christmas from the Law Office of Aaron Black

by Aaron Black • December, 21, 2018
Should you find yourself in need of legal assistance over the holidays, the Law Office of Aaron Black will be available 24 hours a day to assist you. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 379  

Missing a Court Date in Scottsdale, AZ likely means a Bench Warrant

by Aaron Black • December, 20, 2018
When you’re arrested on a bench warrant you’ll usually be taken into the court or held in jail until the judge issuing the warrant is available. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 1253  

A Phoenix Attorney’s view on the differences between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion

by Aaron Black • December, 13, 2018
The difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion is the nature of proof necessary for each. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 522  

After you obtain a Bail Bond, immediately hire a Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney

by Aaron Black • November, 29, 2018
A bail bondsman takes responsibility for the released defendant and will dispatch a bounty hunter to capture and arrest a defendant who tries to skip bail. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 510  

Attorney in Fatal Scottsdale, AZ DUI Pleads Guilty

by Aaron Black • November, 23, 2018
Former attorney Tracy S. Morehouse had a super extreme blood alcohol concentration of .355. She is now facing 10 to 25 years in prison. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 532  

‘Slightly Impaired’ and you could receive a consultation with a DUI Attorney this Holiday Season

by Aaron Black • November, 21, 2018
Even i f you are below Arizona’s legal limit of 0.08 percent of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) you are breaking the law and can be charged with “impaired to the slightest degree” more...

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‘Retrograde Extrapolation’ and a DUI in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • November, 15, 2018
Retrograde Extrapolation is a mathematical formula that allegedly can determine what the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was at the actual time of driving even hours later when blood is drawn under a warrant issued by a judge. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 722  

Warrantless Vehicle Searches in Scottsdale, AZ

by Aaron Black • November, 08, 2018
The keys to legally performing a warrantless search in Scottsdale, AZ is that law enforcement must have a probable cause or a reasonable suspicion. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 1504  

Trial Date Nears for Attorney in Fatal Scottsdale DUI

by Aaron Black • November, 01, 2018
Attorney, Tracy S. Morehouse is facing two counts of endangerment and one count of leaving the scene of a crash, and operating a vehicle while in super extreme level of intoxication, all felonies. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 1387  

How Misdemeanor and Felony DUI's Differ in Phoenix, AZ

by Aaron Black • October, 25, 2018
If you are convicted of a DUI, the difference in the punishments of the offense is substantial. more...

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Can I avoid an Ignition Interlock by Not Driving in Scottsdale, AZ?

by Aaron Black • October, 05, 2018
Failing to have an IID installed within 30 days of a court order will result in an additional year of using the device. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 1876  

My license was suspended in Phoenix, AZ, how do I get it back?

by Aaron Black • September, 27, 2018
Your license may have been confiscated by Phoenix law enforcement when you were stopped because you refused to submit to a field sobriety test. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 5244  

DUI and Prescription Drugs in Maricopa County, AZ

by Aaron Black • September, 20, 2018
Arizona has a zero-tolerance policy for prescription medications and the level of impairment is measured by the “slightest degree.” more...

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Conspiracy in Phoenix, AZ, A Powerful Weapon in Drug Prosecutions

by Aaron Black • September, 14, 2018
If you knew someone was intending to commit a crime, or is committing a crime, you can be charged with conspiracy. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 930  

Arizona’s Domestic Violence Law and Defenses

by Aaron Black • August, 25, 2018
The Maricopa County Attorney’s office says 90 percent of domestic violence cases are prosecuted as the most serious of the misdemeanor offenses. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 730  

Evading the Police to escape a DUI is a Class 5 Felony

by Aaron Black • August, 10, 2018
Fleeing the Police to avoid a DUI is a Class 5 Felony punishable by jail time and stiff fines. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 1721  

Can a Breathalyzer cause a wrongful DUI Conviction?

by Aaron Black • August, 04, 2018
If you think you may fail a breath test you have the option of refusing to take the test. more...

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Arizona’s Tough Underage Drinking & Driving Law

by Aaron Black • July, 26, 2018
Motorist under the age of 21 caught drinking and driving or in physical control of a motor vehicle in Phoenix will face a Class 1 misdemeanor. more...

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Concentrates Illegal?

by Aaron Black • July, 20, 2018
Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that resin from marijuana plants, known as “concentrate” in medical marijuana terminology, can’t be sold in licensed dispensaries anymore. Arizona Supreme Court to weigh in. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 859  

Why Criminal Defense Attorneys choose to defend people accused of crimes

by Aaron M. Black • July, 12, 2018
If you have been accused of a crime there are a number of guarantees under the Bill of Rights including the presumption that people are innocent until they are legally proven guilty. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 825  

What is a Supervening Indictment in Maricopa County?

by Aaron Black • July, 05, 2018
After your arrest, a supervening indictment is issued after your initial court appearance. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 4902  

Happy 4th of July!

by Aaron Black • July, 04, 2018
Should you need legal assistance over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Law Office of Aaron Black will be available 24/7. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 407  

What does Dismissed to the Grand Jury mean?

by Aaron M. Black • June, 28, 2018
Dismissed to the Grand Jury doesn’t mean your case has been dropped. more...

Posted in: Criminal Defense  |   Views: 3465  

What is ARS 28-1385, Admin Per Se Suspension?

by Aaron Black • June, 21, 2018
Under the Per Se Doctrine, your driver’s license will be suspended for 90 days if you’re arrested in Scottsdale on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. more...

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What is A.R.S. § 28-1321 in Phoenix, Arizona?

by Aaron Black • June, 14, 2018
A.R.S. § 28-1321, states that refusing to submit to tests measuring the level of intoxication by breath, blood, or urine samples results in a suspension of your driver’s license. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 1244  

Extreme Driving Under the Influence in Scottsdale Laws and Penalties

by Aaron Black • June, 05, 2018
Immediately seek a seasoned Extreme DUI defense attorney to protect your rights who can present a thorough and aggressive defense as Extreme DUI cases often go to trial. more...

Posted in: DUI Defense  |   Views: 516  

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