Implied Consent Laws in Arizona Explained

What is the penalty for refusing to take a breath test in Arizona?

Most drivers are unaware that at the time they apply for and receive their driver’s license, they have agreed to comply with breath or blood testing if requested by a police officer.  All states currently have some form of implied consent laws...

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Protecting Your Miranda Rights During a DUI Arrest

Do I need to be read my Miranda rights before being questioned on the scene?

The historic United States Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona provided Americans with our now essential “Miranda Rights.” The basis for our Miranda rights stems from the Fifth Amendment in the United States constitution.  In 1966, the Supreme Court...

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Recent Arizona Case Broadens the Definition of “Immediate Threat” for Purposes of Asserting a Justification Defense: What It Means for Your Case.

Recently, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an opinion in a case that may have an impact on the kinds of defenses you can use in your case moving forward. In Arizona v. Richter, the court considered whether the defendant, who was charged with kidnapping and child abuse, could admit evidence showing that she...

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