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About Chris Ariano

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What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

What Are the Arizona DUI Laws?

Arizona is known for having some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. These laws were enacted to protect those traveling on the state’s roadways. Someone convicted of DUI in the state can face stiff fines, other financial penalties, jail time, and use of an ignition interlock device. Anyone […]

How Much Alcohol Can You Consume to Avoid a DUI?

How Much Alcohol Can You Consume to Avoid a DUI?

Most drivers are curious about one thing – is it possible to consume alcohol and drive without committing a DUI? If so, what’s the amount of alcohol or number of drinks that will not cross the blood alcohol content threshold? Needless to say, it’s never safe to […]

What Happens to Passengers When Arrested for DUI in Arizona?

What Happens to Passengers When Arrested for DUI in Arizona?

Arizona is one of the states that brag the strictest sanctions for driving under the influence. Vehicle operators are the individuals who will face the consequences but what will happen to the car’s passengers when arrested for DUI in Arizona?

Consequences for Passengers: An Overview

The passenger of […]

An Overview of Marijuana DUI Laws in Arizona

An Overview of Marijuana DUI Laws in Arizona

Driving under the influence is a term that encompasses the use of alcohol and drugs. Marijuana is one of these drugs and it is illegal for drivers in Arizona to be under its influence while operating a vehicle. Only a few exceptions apply to the stipulation of marijuana […]

Unlawful DUI Stops in Arizona

Unlawful DUI Stops in Arizona

Every Arizona resident is entitled to certain rights and protections. These rights extend to individuals who are suspected of committing crimes. While Arizona does have DUI checkpoints enabling police officers to inspect multiple vehicles and determine whether the operator is intoxicated, DUI stops can be unlawful under certain circumstances. If you ever […]

Arizona DUI Laws Regarding Unconscious Drivers

Arizona DUI Laws Regarding Unconscious Drivers

Certain situations pose additional legal challenges when it comes to DUI cases. Vehicle operator unconsciousness is one of the factors that can contribute to complications. Does the police have any power whenever unconscious drivers are involved? Can the respective individual be prosecuted for driving under the influence?

Implied Consent: An Overview

Arizona […]

The Effectiveness of Ignition Interlock Devices Assessed

The Effectiveness of Ignition Interlock Devices Assessed

In Arizona, the installation of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) is explained in A.R.S. 28-1464. According to the regulation, anyone convicted of driving under the influence may be ordered by court to have an IID installed in their car. The requirement could continue being enforced even after […]

Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer in Arizona?

Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer in Arizona?

Arizona Implied Consent Law requires you to submit to chemical testing if arrested for DUI in Arizona. Chemical testing can be a breath test, blood test, or urine test that checks for alcohol or drugs in the system. Before the test is administered, the arresting officer must have reason […]

Find Out About Post Conviction Relief in Arizona

Find Out About Post-Conviction Relief in Arizona

Every individual who has been convicted of a crime has the right to request post-conviction relief in Arizona (PCR). There are strict time limits when it comes to PCR, however. Having a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney representing you is imperative to get the best possible outcome.

An Overview […]

Arizona DUI Laws Concerning Alcohol and Drugs

What Do Arizona DUI Laws Concerning Alcohol And Drugs Say?

Arizona laws are strict when it comes to driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs. These Arizona DUI laws concerning alcohol were designed to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and to protect those travelling on Arizona roadways. Any Arizona DUI […]