Man pulled over in a DUI checkpoint.

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Arizona?

Ordinarily, a police officer must have probable cause to pull over a driver for suspicion of DUI. This means that the police officer must have a legally sufficient reason to believe that the driver he or she pulls over is under the influence of alcohol. Swerving around in the road, for example,...

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A DUI and Your Professional Degree

Will I lose my professional license if I am convicted of a DUI?

A DUI conviction can have serious consequences on nearly every aspect of your life.  While potential prison time, fees, and loss of your driver’s license may be the first negative repercussions that come to mind, there are many possible others. ...

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Woman being pulled over for a DUI.

Life After a DUI

How will I find employment with a DUI conviction on my record?

Being convicted for a DUI can feel overwhelming. You may be dealing with mandatory jail time, satisfying fines and fees, and loss of your driver’s license. You might find yourself worrying about your future. It is important to know that you...

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Eliminating Your DUI Record in Arizona

Can I set-aside my DUI conviction in Arizona?

Having a criminal DUI record can greatly impact your college admissions, job prospects, scholarship eligibility, voting rights, and ability to carry a firearm. It is easy to feel as though your DUI conviction will forever exist as a stain on your record. However, those who...

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DUI Plea Negotiation

How do I negotiate for a favorable DUI sentence?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, it may be wise to consider pleading guilty to your DUI charge in exchange for a reduced sentence. A plea negotiation involves an agreement between you and the prosecution. You will agree to plead guilty or no...

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Can I Refuse Field Sobriety Testing?

Are there any penalties if I refuse field sobriety testing?

If you have been pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the state of Arizona, you will likely be asked to complete some roadside tests. Roadside sobriety tests are known as Field Sobriety Tests or FSTs. There are three main tests...

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Alcohol and car keys, signifying DUI offenses.

Repeat DUI Offenses in Arizona

What are the penalties for repeat DUI offenses?

In the state of Arizona, DUI penalties are stiff and carry some lasting implications. Even first-time offenders may be shocked by the potential for jail time and tremendous fines and fees.  Repeat DUI offenders in the state are treated quite severely. A repeat DUI offender...

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Man discussing his auto insurance after a DUI.

The Impact of a DUI on Your Auto Insurance

What will happen to my auto insurance rates if I am convicted of a DUI?

DUI convictions come with far-reaching consequences, many of which are commonly overlooked by those facing a DUI charge. A DUI conviction may result in mandatory jail time, hefty fines, suspension of your driver’s license, probation, ignition interlocks, and...

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