What is the “Temporary Shelter” Defense in an Arizona DUI Case?

Most people don’t know that you don’t actually have to be driving to be convicted of DUI. “Actual Physical Control” in Arizona DUI Cases This is based on the language of Arizona’s DUI law, which makes it a criminal offense to be in “actual physical control” of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. [...]

By |2021-06-09T09:10:43-04:00June 1st, 2021|DUI Defense|

Issues with Calling a Rideshare When You’ve Had Too Much to Drink

When you go out drinking and end up having too much to drive yourself home, the best thing you can do is get a ride from someone sober. Right? While this is generally true if you catch yourself before you get behind the wheel, if you start driving and then decide to stop, getting a [...]

By |2021-06-03T18:10:55-04:00May 1st, 2021|DUI Defense|

When (and How) Should You Request Independent Testing Following a DUI Arrest in Arizona?

Under Arizona law, when the police test your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) during or after a drunk driving traffic stop, you have the right to request independent testing. Obtaining an independent test of your BAC can be extremely important, and even requesting an independent test can help defend against a drunk driving charge in some [...]

By |2021-06-09T09:14:07-04:00April 1st, 2021|DUI Defense|

Don’t Help the Cops Catch You for DUI in Arizona

In Arizona, the cops have plenty of ways to catch drunk drivers and provide prosecutors with the evidence they need to secure convictions. While there is no excuse for getting drunk and then getting behind the wheel, if you make this mistake, you should do everything you can to mitigate your risk of facing the [...]

By |2021-05-10T08:34:29-04:00March 1st, 2021|DUI Defense|

Can You Get a DUI on Private Property in Arizona?

Many people assume they cannot get charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if they are on private property—and in some states, they may be right. In Arizona, however, this is not the case. Arizona’s DUI statutes do not distinguish between public and private property, which means that you can be arrested for driving under [...]

By |2021-08-06T09:53:28-04:00February 1st, 2021|DUI Defense|

What Qualifies as a “Vehicle” for Purposes of Arizona’s DUI Law?

What does it mean to be “driving under the influence”? To most people, it simply means drinking and driving. But, if you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, you need to understand what constitutes clearly – and what does not constitute – a criminal act under Arizona law. In many [...]

By |2021-05-14T09:16:14-04:00January 1st, 2021|DUI Defense|

Can a Phoenix DUI Defense Lawyer Help You if You are Guilty?

You got pulled over in Phoenix, you blew above the legal limit, and you got arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). You decided to drink and drive, and you got caught. There is no excuse for what you did, and, as far as you can tell, you do not have a defense. So, is [...]

By |2021-04-26T08:44:11-04:00December 1st, 2020|DUI Defense|

What Happens if I Refused a Breath Test in Arizona?

When the police pull you over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, you are required to submit to a breath test if requested to do so. This is based on the state’s “implied consent” law. Under Section 28-1321.A. of the Arizona Revised Statutes: “A person who operates a motor vehicle in [...]

By |2021-05-11T07:53:15-04:00November 1st, 2020|DUI Defense|

Should You Testify in Your Arizona DUI Case?

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, you probably have many questions about your DUI case. One of these questions may be: Should you testify in your own defense during your trial? Testifying in your defense might seem like a good idea. It will make it look like you [...]

By |2021-07-28T08:21:05-04:00October 1st, 2020|DUI Defense|

What are the Differences Between the Different Types of Arizona DUIs?

In Arizona, getting pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving can have several different consequences. The scope and severity of these consequences depend on the specific type of DUI you are charged with. Arizona’s DUI laws are unique; and, if you are awaiting trial following a traffic stop or an arrest at a sobriety checkpoint, [...]

By |2021-04-26T08:49:07-04:00September 1st, 2020|DUI Defense|