2015

Blog Posts in 2015

Drivers: Be Careful This New Year's Eve!

Did you know that New Year’s Day is the second most dangerous time of the year for drivers? With so much celebrating going on, many accidents are caused by drivers that had too much to drink ...
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What Happens if I Get an Out-of-State DUI?

A DUI charge is never a good thing to have on your driving record, but it can be even worse if it occurs out-of-state. As if criminal penalties weren’t enough, you will also face license ...
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Arizona Holiday DUI Enforcement Now Underway

Arizona police have announced that DUI enforcement efforts will increase from now through the end of the year in order to combat drunk driving during the holidays, when arrests for driving under the ...
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Arizona Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Card Holders are Not Exempt from DUI Charges

On November 20, the Arizona Supreme Court determined that medical-marijuana cardholders are not automatically exempt from DUI laws if they are pulled over and accused of having marijuana or marijuana ...
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Do Juvenile Crimes Increase on Halloween Night?

Halloween is nearly here and many people are gearing up for a night of festive fun. Whether handing out candy, dressing up in costume, or attending parties, there is something for everyone! As much ...
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Arizona Marijuana Measure Could Appear on November 2016 Ballot

Marijuana advocates throughout Arizona are collecting signatures to help a marijuana-legalization measure appear on the November 2016 ballot. Proponents argue that legalizing marijuana could generate ...
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Cases Where DUI Can Be Charged as a Felony in Arizona

Driving under the influence ( DUI ) may be a relatively common offense, but it still remains a serious criminal charge that poses serious penalties and long-term consequences. Depending on the facts ...
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New Arizona Law Will Protect Seniors from Unqualified In-Home Caregivers

A new Arizona law sponsored by Republican Senator Nancy Barto is aimed at helping protect senior citizens from bad in-home caregivers. The law will require agencies who provide non-medical, in-home ...
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How is Domestic Violence Classified in Arizona?

Arizona is cracking down on domestic violence. Recent changes to Arizona domestic violence laws have reflected on the serious nature of the offense, and law enforcement is aggressively prosecuting ...
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Accidents and Injuries at Theme Parks

Summertime is upon us, and visits to theme parks are at the top of many of our lists of fun outings. There is a lot that goes into making sure that amusement park attractions are safe for the public, ...
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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

In Arizona, it is considered unlawful to drive under the influence of marijuana. In most cases, driving under the influence of such a substance may land a person with the same charges as drinking and ...
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Be Wary of "Flexing Your Rights" During Arizona DUI Stops

In the past several months, the internet has been flooded with viral videos of motorists “flexing their rights” during DUI checkpoints. These videos typically involve drivers approaching ...
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Officials Launch "Buckle Up Arizona" Campaign

Officials and law enforcement agencies across Arizona have launched the statewide “Buckle Up Campaign” to encourage motorists to wear safety belts and remind them of current laws. The ...
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Attorney Anthony Knowles Receives "10 Best" Award From American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Knowles Law Firm, PLC is pleased to announce that Founding Attorney Anthony Knowles has received the 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys™ ...
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Safety Officials Continue Efforts During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving has become a national epidemic that continues to injure and kill thousands of Americans each year. In ...
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Traffic Fatalities Increase During Spring Break, Study Suggests

At colleges across the country, Spring Break is in full effect. That means many college towns and areas with warm weather see an influx of younger people looking to let off some steam. As new research ...
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Arizona DUI Task Force Preps for St. Patrick's Day

It’s now March, and that means St. Patrick’s Day is only days away. In the United States, Saint Patrick’s Day has become one of the most popular drinking holidays of the year. Like ...
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What Are Extreme & Super Extreme DUIs?

In many states throughout the country, motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol can face enhanced charges and penalties if there are aggravating circumstances involved in their case. In the ...
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Understanding the 15-Day Rule in Arizona DUI Cases

In Arizona, motorists charged with driving under the influence face two separate proceedings - the criminal court process and the administrative hearing with the Motor Vehicle Services Division of the ...
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NTSB Calls for Nationwide Transportation Safety Improvement

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called on American citizens, safety regulators, and others to improve transportation safety across the country when they released ...
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What to Do After an Out of State DUI Arrest

With the New Year now here and the holiday season officially behind us, many Americans are settling back in after visiting friends or family in other states. For some, getting back to work and the ...
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