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Legal Doctrine of State Created Danger

Generally, if law enforcement fails to protect their citizens in any dangerous situation, they are not held liable for their actions, or lack of. However, the legal doctrine of state created danger is the only exception in such cases. According to the state-created danger legal doctrine, a law enforcement officer can be held liable for any death or injury that…read more →

What happens if I refuse to take a breathalyzer test?

When you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Arizona, you may first be asked to take a field sobriety test, which you can politely refuse to take. However, you are required to oblige when it is time to take a blood, breath or urine test after you are arrested for DUI. It is important to remember the difference…read more →

How is Vehicular Manslaughter Defined?

Vehicular manslaughter is defined as the act of causing harm to another person unintentionally using a vehicle, so that it results in the death of that person. The driver could be driving carelessly or recklessly or could be driving illegally. In other cases, the driver may be speeding or driving under the influence of an intoxicant, resulting in death of…read more →

What are the Differences between DUI and DWI

The differences between DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) may be significant in terms of the elements that have to be proven and potential penalties, or there may be no difference at all, depending on what state you find yourself in. Some jurisdictions use one term or the other, and some jurisdictions use both terms to…read more →

Criminal DUI Charges Can Equal Civil Suit Trouble

From a legal perspective, when people think of drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, the first thing they tend to associate with the accident are the criminal implications. But did you know that there may also be a civil aspect to DUIs and DWIs? If you’ve injured someone or been injured in a car accident as…read more →

Blood Alcohol Calculator Tool

One of the worst things you can do is drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. People die each and every year from people drunk driving. That is why it is important to either designate a sober driver, or just plan to not drink at all. The person chosen to be the designated driver (DD) should be completely…read more →

Breath and Blood Tests Conducted for a DUI

It is common for officers to stop people when they believe they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They often do random traffic stops, or they notice a car that is weaving and having a hard time staying on the roads. To verify or deny the intoxication, they will administer a number of tests. These tests can include…read more →

Penalties and Consequences for Aggravated DUI in Arizona

Aggravated DUI in Arizona are very serious. Once someone is convicted of an aggravated DUI in Arizona, it will be considered “Forever Allegeable”, meaning the DUI conviction will be used against the person forever. The conviction will be considered a “Prior Felony Conviction” if the person is ever charged with a felony offense again. Aggravated DUI Arizona (Felony) – ARS…read more →

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