Posted by | Published June 21st, 2021 | Posted in Blog | Tagged in: Tags:

School Zone Safety Tips for Drivers and Pedestrians

School zones present traffic safety hazards for a number of reasons. Not only are there a greater number of pedestrians around a school zone, but many of them are young children. School-age children are still learning traffic safety rules, and anyone who is learning a new skill is likely to make some mistakes from time… Read more

Posted by | Published June 9th, 2021 | Posted in Blog | Tagged in: Tags:

AZ Marijuana-Related Offenses May Be Expunged Effective 7/12/21

As a part of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act (which allows the legalization, taxation and recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and over) which was passed by Arizona voters in 2020, effective July 12, 2021 many people will be eligible to have convictions for marijuana-related offenses expunged. Expungement in this instance means, as… Read more

Posted by | Published June 4th, 2021 | Posted in Blog, DUI | Tagged in: Tags:

A Day in Jail for DUI is At Least 8 Hours

The minimum sentence for an Arizona Misdemeanor DUI is 1 actual day in jail.  Years ago, 1 day meant 24 hours but the legislature changed it to simply say “1 day” and not “24 hours”.  Depending on the county 1 day could be much less than 24 hours. For example, in Maricopa County currently if… Read more

Posted by | Published May 11th, 2021 | Posted in Blog, DUI | Tagged in: Tags:

Bill to Correct Wrong Way DUI Felony Law Killed in State Senate

In 2018 the Arizona Legislature enacted a new DUI felony which made it a Class 4 Felony to drive the wrong way on a “highway” while in violation of Arizona’s DUI laws. The mandatory minimum sentence includes 4 months in the Arizona State Prison, which in no way can be waived.  The reason offered by… Read more

Posted by | Published May 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Blog, DUI | Tagged in: Tags:

Permitted Driving During a DUI Admin Per Se Suspension Expanded

Current Arizona Law, 28 A.R.S. § 1385.G, permits a driver whose Arizona driver’s license or privilege to drive is suspended during a first offense Admin Per Se suspension to drive during the last 60 days of the suspension person for travel between: The person’s place of employment and residence and during specified periods of time… Read more

Posted by | Published February 26th, 2021 | Posted in Blog | Tagged in: Tags:

2/26/21 Update for Wrong Way Driving Felony Bill, HB2296

HB2296 would modify 28 A.R.S. § 1383.A.5, Wrong Way Driving DUI Felony, which makes the section referring to all “highways” applicable to “Controlled Access Highways or State Highways.”  As previously posted, although the proposed changes would help limit the applicability of the statute to what the Legislature intended (but did not explicitly say) when they… Read more

Posted by | Published January 19th, 2021 | Posted in 2021 Arizona DUI & Criminal Law Legislative Proposals, Blog, DUI | Tagged in: Tags:

Bill to Modify DUI Wrong Way Felony Law

In 2018 the Arizona Legislature enacted a law, 28 A.R.S. § 1383.A.5, which made it a felony to drive the wrong way on a “highway” while under the influence.  The mandatory minimum sentence for this offense includes four months in the Arizona State Prison.  Under this law someone can be sentenced to State Prison for… Read more

Posted by | Published January 13th, 2021 | Posted in 2021 Arizona DUI & Criminal Law Legislative Proposals | Tagged in: Tags:

HB2027 Leaving the Scene of an Accident on Private Property

Current Arizona law, 28 A.R.S. § 661,  28 A.R.S. § 662, 28 A.R.S. § 663, 28 A.R.S. § 664 and 28 A.R.S. § 665 make it a crime for a driver to leave the scene of an injury or non-injury traffic accident without providing assistance to any injured party or failing to provide their name… Read more

Posted by | Published January 13th, 2021 | Posted in 2021 Arizona DUI & Criminal Law Legislative Proposals | Tagged in: Tags:

Arizona House Bill HB2013, interlock restricted licenses; violations; reporting

Current Arizona law, 28 A.R.S. § 1385.G, permits the Department of Transportation to administratively suspend the Arizona driver’s license or privilege to drive for 90 days of a person driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle with either an alcohol level of .08% or more or with controlled substances in their bodies.  If… Read more

Posted by | Published January 12th, 2021 | Posted in Blog, DUI, DUI Drugs | Tagged in: Tags:

Arizona DUI Marijuana Per Se House Bill HB1084

Representative John Kavanagh has introduced 2021 House Bill HB1084 which would establish a DUI Per Se limit of 2ng/ml. of THC in a driver’s body.  What this means is that if the bill becomes law, a driver would be guilty of DUI if they had 2 ng/ml/ of active THC in their body within 2… Read more