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Arizona DUI – Actual Physical Control

When people envision a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), they usually picture a person driving a car or truck down the road while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Interestingly, the law in Arizona says a bit more about what a DUI charge might involve. A.R.S....

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Manslaughter vs. Negligent Homicide in Arizona

All homicides involve, in the first instance, the death of another human being. And all the states, including Arizona, divide homicide into various specific offenses. Murder, of course, is the most commonly referred to homicide offense, and depending on which state...

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Wrongful Convictions through Hair Evidence

A new task force has been formed in Arizona, consisting of representatives from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Phoenix crime lab, the Arizona Justice Project and ASU Law School. The purpose of the task force is to examine the use of hair evidence in...

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Wrong Way Driver Faces Felony DUI Charge

Last week, according to news reports, a man was allegedly driving the wrong way on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. There was a crash involving the vehicle. While there were no reported injuries, the driver was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI. Since there was...

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Failure to Stop and Unlawful Flight in Arizona

An interesting traffic stop in Phoenix was reported in the news a few weeks ago. A uniformed man driving what looked like a police vehicle – a black, Dodge Charger equipped with emergency lights, siren and a police scanner – flipped on the lights and attempted to pull...

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Bizarre Assault Cases in Arizona

Assault often seems to be a simple affair. One person strikes or threatens another person, and you’d think that would be the extent of it. Generally, it’s a misdemeanor. And in more serious cases, depending upon the nature of the assault, the circumstances surrounding...

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Arizona Memorial Weekend DUI Arrests Down in 2018

The good news is that fewer people were charged with driving under the influence in Arizona this Memorial Day weekend than in 2017. The reduction is particularly welcome since last year’s DUI arrests were higher by more than 10% over the prior year, 2016. Last year...

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Arizona Stalking Law

Stalking laws differ from state to state, both in the way the offense is defined, as well as its classification and potential sentence in the event of a conviction. Some state statutes have different degrees of stalking, and others speak about stalking and “aggravated...

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