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When is a DUI Considered a Felony in Arizona?

While the majority of DUIs that occur in Arizona are misdemeanor violations, a significant number can also be charged as felonies. All DUIs in Arizona involve impairment by alcohol or drugs, but when certain additional factors are present in a DUI arrest, then a DUI becomes a felony. In this article you will learn when a DUI is considered...

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What Happens After a Second Offense DUI in Arizona?

In Arizona, a second DUI can carry with it higher fines and jail time than a first-time DUI offense. This article discusses when a DUI counts as second-offense DUI, how the punishment can be increased, and whether a resolution for lower charges may be possible.  What Happens if You Get Two DUIs?  If this is your second DUI within...

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Why Was I Charged or Arrested for a DUI but Not Convicted?

Many people who are facing DUI charges are experiencing the criminal justice system for the first time. For people inexperienced with criminal law, the procedures and terminology for a criminal case can be confusing. And it is important to understand the concept of a DUI charge versus a DUI conviction. Both a charge and a conviction can have certain consequences that you...

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Arizona First Offense DUI: Laws, Penalties and Remedies

Getting arrested for a violation of Arizona’s DUI laws can feel overwhelming. Having never been through the process before, you likely have many questions and, of course, concerns about what your future holds. At the Salwin Law Group, Attorney Stewart Salwin has extensive experience dealing with Arizona DUI laws, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He has...

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Arizona DUI Statute of Limitations : How Long Does it Stay Open?

DUI charges often have a specified time limit, or statute of limitations, after which the charges must be brought against a person. If you are pulled over by the police and arrested for a DUI, you may not be charged with any crime or receive a court date right away. This can happen for misdemeanor DUIs when the police are waiting...

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How Do Misdemeanors Affect Employment in Arizona?

Some reports estimate that as many as 1 in 3 Americans have been arrested at some point in their lives. For many people arrested for a misdemeanor, there is a real concern about whether this misdemeanor will affect their employment prospects now or in the future. This article explores the effect of misdemeanor arrests and convictions on employment, and what can be...

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How Much Does a DUI Conviction Cost in Arizona?

The cost of a DUI conviction in Arizona can be expensive. Fines, court costs, and legal fees can add up quickly. But, getting convicted of a DUI in Arizona has a lot more costs associated with it than just the fines and court fees. If you are facing DUI charges, you might be wondering what the total costs including everything...

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Arizona Statute of Limitations on Misdemeanors

If you are arrested for a misdemeanor crime in Arizona, the prosecutor must bring criminal charges against you within a specific time limit. This time limit comes from the Arizona statute of limitations on misdemeanors. If the State fails to bring the charges in the period specified by the statute of limitations, then you may have an absolute defense against prosecution...

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Do Police Need to Respect a No Trespassing Sign in Your Front Yard?

If police have a valid search warrant for your property, then they can conduct a search whether you have a no trespassing sign or not. But what if the police don’t have a search warrant? Can they approach your house and knock on the door? Your Answer: Yes, the police can enter your property without permission—under certain conditions. By...

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Arrest Warrants in Arizona

What Is an Arizona Arrest Warrant? An arrest warrant is a document signed by a judge that authorizes the police to take someone into custody. The person that is taken into custody is accused of committing some sort of crime. Before a warrant is issued, the prosecutor presents evidence to a judge, who decides if there is probable cause...

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