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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 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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