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Category: assault & violent crimes

Leaving a Child or Animal Unattended in a Vehicle

September 17, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

What do I do if I see an animal or child that is left unattended in a vehicle and appears to be suffering physical injury? Arizona is well known for its excessive heat. The dangers resulting from leaving a child or animal unattended in a vehicle during the warmer seasons are well known. However, if… read more

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Can I Refuse a Sobriety Test?

August 15, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

The state of Arizona operates under the law of implied consent, which means that individuals who are pulled over on suspicion of DUI will be required to take a blood, breath or urine test upon arrest. Assuming that the individual is lawfully arrested by a law enforcement officer who displayed no malicious intent at the… read more

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Will Getting a DUI Affect My Car Insurance?

July 27, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

A mere arrest will not affect a driving record or cause points to be added to your record in Arizona. However, a conviction of DUI will be included on your driving record and remain there for 10 years. The points, which may or may not affect your insurance premiums, will be relevant for three years… read more

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What Is Arizona’s 15-Day Rule?

July 15, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

Drivers in Arizona who are arrested for a DUI can face license suspension even if they are never convicted of a crime. The reason for this is that Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles driving privileges as a separate proceeding from the criminal charge. Arizona considers driving a privilege, not a right. The government reserves… read more

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How Do Police Officers Search For Drunk Drivers?

June 27, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

There are several ways that police officers are able to spot drunk drivers. Regardless of whether the stop is made on the road or through a DUI checkpoint, there are several characteristics that have been shown to indicate impaired driving. This type of behavior is what police officers and highway patrolmen look for when searching… read more

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