Arizona DUI statutes account for people who are said to be extremely intoxicated at the time of their arrest. A 65 year old man is facing such Extreme DUI charges after police received a tip from a concerned citizen. [Read more…]
Not everyone realizes that if you are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, even prescription drugs, you can be charged with DUI. It’s true—if an officer has probable cause to believe you are impaired by any controlled substance, you can be arrested and charged with the crime commonly only thought of as being associated with drinking alcohol.
This article from the Arizona Republic points out that cases like this are on the rise. In 1999 they numbered 4,400. In 2009, ten years later, that number was 14,700. [Read more…]
Arizona’s DUI rates climbed in 2009, according to several sources. Is this because more people were driving drunk or the police were better at catching them in 2009?
Arizona is one of only a handful of states that require an Ignition interlock devices to be installed after a single DUI conviction. These IIDs are designed to prevent repeat drunk driving by requiring an alcohol free operator to be at the wheel, but they are not without problems, difficulties, and controversy. [Read more…]
In a case that will get national attention, as least within the legal community, the Arizona Court of Appeals in Tucson ruled that defense attorneys are not entitled to the source code in DUI breath testing equipment. [Read more…]
In Pima County AZ DUI cases, there aren’t breath tests. When you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, it’s a blood test if it’s anything at all. And until this week the laws governing the blood draws were a little vague. [Read more…]