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Arizona Ranked Toughest in the Nation on DUI

There have been many studies on the question of which states are the toughest – or the most lenient – on drunk drivers. And while the methodology used is different from one study to the other, Arizona consistently ranks at or near the top in terms of which states have...

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Michael Floyd DUI Probation Violation

On December 12, 2016, Michael Floyd was charged with DUI after being found asleep or passed out in his car in Scottsdale. At the time, he was a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. We reported on the arrest in our blog back in March. At that point, Floyd had been...

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Marijuana and Prisons in the United States

We’ve reported in the past about the enormous number of people incarcerated in the United States. In fact, the U.S. has by far the highest percentage of prison and jail inmates in the world. You may have heard lots of purported reasons for this fact. Some say we’re...

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Maricopa County’s “Tent City” Shutting Down

No more pink underwear for prisoners Back in 1993, when former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was first elected, his campaign stressed a “tough on crime” attitude. Somehow, that campaign stance morphed into Maricopa County’s “Tent City.” This is a county jail...

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Road Rage Leads to Aggravated Assault Charge

According to Phoenix police, a woman has admitted that she intentionally rammed her car into a vehicle she says cut her off. The report did not indicate that anyone was injured in the collision. Nevertheless, the woman has been charged with aggravated assault, a...

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“Super Extreme DUI” Leads to Jail Time for Michael Floyd

In Arizona, not all drunk driving charges are the same. Take the case of former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd. He was arrested in December for DUI after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car. It wasn’t his first DUI charge. Back in 2011, while...

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Free Speech Survives in Arizona . . . for now!

“Organize a Protest, Lose your Home” Bill May be Dead There are some Republicans in the Arizona legislature who are . . . well . . . let’s just say they are not students of the United States Constitution. In an effort to drive out and punish dissenters – that’s anyone...

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Arizona DUI News – Senate Bill 1054

Implied Consent The law in many states provides that under certain circumstances, a driver is deemed to have consented to have a blood, breath or urine test to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs in the driver’s system. It’s called “implied consent.” It is...

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Homicidal Sleepwalking Defense

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the killing of Yarmila Falater by her husband, Scott Falater. Yarmila was stabbed 44 times, and then drowned in the couple’s backyard swimming pool in a Phoenix suburb. Scott, a devout Mormon, said he had a history of...

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