What to Know About Arizona Defensive Driving School
November 22, 2023
Like many states, Arizona assigns a point value to every moving violation and traffic offense. Anyone who gets more than eight points assessed against their license within a 12-month period is subject to mandatory Traffic Survival School attendance or a license suspension. In some situations, you can avoid having points...
How Arizona Defines Resisting Arrest Under A.R.S. § 13-2508
November 22, 2023
Arizona follows the example of numerous other states in defining the act of resisting a police officer’s attempt to arrest you. This is a distinct criminal offense you could be charged with on top of whatever you were being arrested for. In fact, even if you are not ultimately convicted...
What to Do if a Police Car Pulls You Over in Arizona
November 15, 2023
Getting pulled over is a stressful event for you and your passengers. Your goal when you are stopped by police should be to get through the stop uninjured and not under arrest. Following a few simple rules can help you achieve these goals. Knowing what to do if a police...
A Guide to License Points in Arizona
November 14, 2023
A conviction on a traffic offense can lead to harsh consequences. You must plead guilty and pay a fine or spend time and money defending yourself in court. If you are unsuccessful in your defense, you might get points on your license. Points lead to higher insurance rates and can...
Penalties for DUI with a Commercial Driver’s License
November 13, 2023
A commercial driver’s license (CDL) provides a means of earning a comfortable living with a flexible lifestyle. Your CDL could be one of your most valuable assets. Without it, you could not work as a trucker and might have trouble finding an equally lucrative driving job. When you have been...
Leaving a Minor Unattended in a Vehicle
November 10, 2023
According to Arizona law, leaving a minor unattended in a vehicle is not inherently illegal. This behavior might not automatically result in an arrest, but it could result in a criminal charge under certain circumstances. Leaving a minor unattended in a vehicle is illegal when it places them at risk...
Should You Fight a Traffic Violation?
November 10, 2023
For some people, a traffic ticket is a minor annoyance that is immediately paid and forgotten. Fighting a traffic ticket might seem costly or pointless to some, but seeking legal counsel could dramatically improve the outcome of your case. This is important, given that traffic tickets can have hidden costs...
The Consequences of False Reporting
October 16, 2023
False reporting to law enforcement is a serious offense that could lead to steep legal penalties and create a permanent criminal record. From jail time to fines, the consequences of a potential conviction for false reporting are severe. You need a relentless attorney to create an airtight defense and fight...
I Was Arrested, But No Charges Have Been Filed
October 13, 2023
It is not uncommon for a person to be arrested on suspicion of having committed a crime and to be released without any formal charges filed against them. If you find yourself in this situation, it is still important to contact a lawyer immediately. Just because law enforcement releases you...
The Legal Definition of Aggravated Assault Under ARS 13-1204
October 9, 2023
Aggravated assault is a serious crime in Arizona that should not be taken lightly. A conviction for this offense could lead to jail time and significantly impact your rights, freedom, and future. If you are under investigation for or have been charged with alleged aggravated assault, you should not wait...