The Arizona DUI Defense Blog covers aggravated DUI, Arizona DUI News, breath testing, chemical testing, DUI arrests, DUI penalties, driver’s license issues, field sobriety testing, ignition interlock devices, and vehicular assault. The author of this blog, Lawrence Koplow, is a drunk driving defense attorney.
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It's true - Arizona has reduced the penalties for DUI convictions. Here are some of the highlights: The interlock requirement has been reduced from 12 months to 6 months (for first time non-extreme DUI.) The mandatory jail requirements have been modified / reduced. There is...
In DUI cases, an accurate blood test result requires more than just the blood tester to be working properly. A reliable test results requires more than than what the machine (the blood tester) provides. As shown below, see the machine is just a fraction of the process need to obtain an...
This past Sunday I was interviewed by local radio station KTAR's Jay Lawrence on a number of Arizona DUI issues, including: current Arizona charges and penalties, changing enforcement standards for DUI charges based on jurisdiction (Scottsdale, for example), measurement and testing, ...
Here is the math used in Arizona: INCREASED JAIL + DUI PROBLEM = REDUCED DUI PROBLEM. It makes perfect sense, right. Who would risk more than a month in jail for a few drinks. Apparently - lots of people. Maybe even more people now, than when the penalties were previously...
DUI stands for driving under the influence. However, years ago Arizona, like many other states, changed its DUI laws to cover situations where the person was not actually driving. Instead, to be guilty of DUI, a person just needed to be "controlling" a vehicle. The classic example...
I was in the Scottsdale City Court yesterday when I heard a Judge discussing the much anticipated Home Detention Program. It appears that they have finally implemented the program. Here are the minimum qualifications based on the information I was given at court. The date of your...
While the City of Scottsdale has approved a home detention program, it has not released any of the program's details. The most anticipated detail is the start date. As of yesterday, the start date has not been released. There has been speculation that it may not start until the end of summer. ...
What is going on in Scottsdale? In the last 30 days two judges have been let go by the City Counsel. What is coming next?
I am starting a new list of the best DUI blog posts for the past month. I am admittedly stealing the idea after reading Kevin O'Keefe's Best In Law Blogs. However, as I am one of Kevin's clients, I don't think he will mind (as long as the check clears.) Here are the posts that I...
Last night I am reading Gideon’s blog and I see a post with the title: “This Seattle DUI lawyer is a Douchebag.” As someone who loves a good fight, I started reading. Here is the beginning of the post: So normally I don’t write posts like this, because I don’t give...