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Can You Refuse to Talk to Highway Patrol?

When it comes to being stopped by law enforcement, it is important to remember that you have legal rights and that you should exercise them. This is especially true when law enforcement is stopping ...
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Are Drivers Required to Submit to Field Sobriety Testing?

Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers at Knowles Law Firm, PLC have successfully defended numerous clients throughout the region after they were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or ...
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The Do's and Don'ts of an Arizona DUI Arrest

If you were recently arrested for drunk driving, you should know some common pitfalls to avoid. Our Phoenix DUI attorneys have compiled a list of things that you should and shouldn't do if you are ...
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DUI Checkpoints: Can Police Search Your Car?

If you or someone you love finds yourself as a checkpoint – which are commonly set up during holidays – make sure you know your rights when it comes to police searches ! Unlawful Vehicle ...
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Memorial Day Weekend DUI Task Force Increasing Patrols Throughout Arizona

Memorial Day Weekend is here and for many that means more holiday parties, celebrations, and reasons to drink. Knowing that Americans tend to celebrate with alcoholic beverages, law enforcement ...
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What Constitutes an Unlawful Stop?

What You Need to Know About Unlawful Police Stops in Phoenix When can a law enforcement officer pull you over and when is it illegal? Many people are uncertain about their rights and become victims of ...
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Don't Get a DUI This Super Bowl Sunday

If you plan on watching the Super Bowl and enjoying a few drinks with friends, make sure you don’t drive. Statistics show that there is a 77 percent increase in alcohol-related crashes causing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Arizona Court Rules on Medical Marijuana & Driving Under the Influence

Last month, on Tuesday October 21, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued a ruling that clarified laws regarding medical marijuana and driving under the influence ( DUI ). The ruling stated that ...
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Phoenix Authorities Plan Increased DUI Enforcement During Halloween Weekend

Law enforcement officials in Phoenix and other areas throughout Maricopa County and Arizona have announced their intentions for increasing attention on motorists who drive under the influence this ...
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Arizona Authorities Arrest 582 Drivers During Labor Day Weekend DUI Crackdown

Labor Day weekend has come to represent the unofficial end of summer. As a result, many Americans choose to celebrate the long holiday weekend by having parties and drinking alcohol. As with most ...
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A Different Kind of DUI - What Legalizing Marijuana Could Mean for Road Safety

Colorado and Washington are the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. While marijuana is legal medicinally in the state of Arizona, more and more people are supporting full ...
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Justin Bieber's DUI: Why Did He Plead "Not Guilty?"

Media sources are scrambling to answer a slew of questions following Justin Biebers' DUI. Some called the arrest a publicity stunt, while others are convinced that the 19-year-old Canadian pop ...
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Collateral Consequences of a DUI

With any drunk driving charge, individuals face not only criminal and administrative penalties, but also collateral consequences. What do we mean by this? If convicted of driving under the influence, ...
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Can I Refuse a Breath Test?

There seems to be much confusion as to a person's rights when pulled over under suspicion for driving under the influence. One of the most frequent questions we receive at Knowles Law Firm is ...
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