DUIs and Blood Testing

Do law enforcement officers need your consent to take a blood sample?

If you are stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, law enforcement officers will take steps to attempt to determine whether you are driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  There are three main chemical tests that a police...

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Examining the Legality of the DUI Checkpoint

Do I have to comply with field sobriety testing if requested at a DUI checkpoint?

DUI checkpoints are a source of much fear and confusion for many drivers.  Law enforcement officers nationwide set up DUI checkpoints in an effort to uncover intoxicated drivers.  DUI checkpoints were initially developed internationally in the 1930s and...

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Recent Court Decision Means Arizona’s New Medical Marijuana Statute Does Not Allow for Hashish Possession

Very recently, an Arizona court issued an important written opinion that has big ramifications for people who are charged with hashish possession in the state. Many of the people we represent who have been charged with hashish possession have questions about whether they are protected under Arizona’s new medical marijuana statute. Under this...

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Wearing a Mask or Disguise While Committing a Crime is Now an Aggravated Factor in Sentencing Under a New Arizona Law

Recently, the Arizona legislature passed a bill creating a new aggravated sentencing factor. The bill says that if a defendant wore “a mask or other disguise to obscure defendant’s face to avoid detection” during a crime they are convicted for, that can now be considered an aggravating circumstance during the sentencing phase....

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