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

Prop 207, Arizona DUI and Marijuana

On November 30, 2020 Arizona Elections Proposition 207 (Prop 207), which legalizes the personal possession of Marijuana, took effect.  Prop 207 significantly changes the DUI laws for defendants who have Marijuana in their bodies. Arizona’s basic DUI law, 28 A.R.S. § 1381.A.1, makes it illegal to drive or be in actual physical control, “While under… Read more

2020 Arizona Holiday DUI Enforcement Program to Begin

Each Holiday Season weekend in 2020, police departments in Maricopa County will conduct DUI saturation patrol programs for DUI enforcement. The 2020 program will start on Wednesday November 25, 2020 and will run each weekend through December 31, 2020. Officers from several police departments around the Valley will conduct coordinated patrols in certain areas, which… Read more

Tax Intercepts for Scottsdale Municipal Court Fines

  On November 27, 2017, the Scottsdale Municipal Court instituted a general practice of filing an Income Tax Intercept with the Arizona Department of Revenue for any outstanding fine payments, even where the person is not delinquent on their time payment schedule. Aside from being provided for within the language of the time payment agreement,… Read more

What is a Felony DUI in Arizona, No. 11, State v. Escobido

What is a Felony DUI in Arizona, No. 11, State v. Escobido. The purpose of this series of podcasts is to discuss the facts, legal issues and sentences imposed in Arizona felony DUI cases so people can have an understanding of how individuals can be found guilty of Felony DUI and what sentences can be… Read more

AZ Passengers Could Face Criminal Conviction Without ID

  Arizona House of Representatives Bill 2305, which would make it a criminal offense in Arizona for a passenger in a motor vehicle to fail to provide ID to police in certain circumstances, was approved in panel yesterday.   Although Deputy Pima County Attorney Kathleen Mayer, who testified in favor of this bill before the Arizona… Read more

Zero Tolerance Traffic Zones

  Certain sections of Arizona’s highways will soon be designated zero tolerance safety corridors, where the State intends to saturate traffic enforcement efforts in an attempt to curb traffic accidents, injuries and deaths in areas identified as high-risk.   The new enforcement efforts have already gone into effect for two sections of I-10 in central… Read more

2016 Holiday Roadblocks

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will hold press conferences in Phoenix and Tucson tomorrow to announce the start of the 2016 Holiday DUI Enforcement campaign.   The current 2016 schedule with dates and locations is pictured above.   Gordon Thompson   For more information about Arizona dui and criminal law issues please contact Gordon… Read more