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  • How Long Does a DUI Stay On Your Record?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Jun 14, 2019

    Were you recently pulled over for a DUI in the state of Arizona? You may well be concerned that you are about to be in a great deal of legal trouble. You may be worried about being incarcerated or racking up huge debts due to the fines that may be imposed. Even if you complete your jail time and pay your fines, a DUI conviction doesn't always end there. You may still have to spend months on ...
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  • What a DUI Could Mean For Your Bank Account

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || May 17, 2019

    Most of us are aware that a DUI could be detrimental to your personal freedom as well as your future. While staying out of jail is usually the first and foremost top priority, accomplishing this does not necessarily mean you are off the hook from its effects on your life. In reality, driving under the influence in Arizona can have significant financial consequences. Arizona is known as a ...
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  • Distracted Driving vs. Drunk Driving: Which Is Worse?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || May 9, 2019

    Say you’re stopped at a red light light and pull out your phone to check for notifications. You have a news update and see that an individual in your city was arrested for a DUI the previous night. You can’t believe that someone would risk their own lives and those of others by getting behind the wheel after drinking. You put your phone down and simultaneously hit your accelerator, as those two ...
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  • Can a DUI Impact My Job?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Apr 12, 2019

    If you have just been charged with a DUI, you might have a lot of thoughts swirling around in your head. For one thing, you might be worried about whether or not a DUI conviction -- if you are, in fact, convicted -- will affect your job. The questions below can help you determine if this might be the case. Does Your Job Require a Clean Criminal Record? For one thing, if your job requires that all ...
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  • Can I Have an Open Container of Alcohol in Arizona?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Mar 15, 2019

    In the state of Arizona, there are laws regarding open containers of alcohol. Similarly to Arizona drug charges, if you are pulled over by a police officer for any reason and there is an open container visible in your vehicle, you can face a Class 2 misdemeanor charge, along with penalties and fines. It’s important to know about the laws and what options you have if you are arrested and charged ...
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  • The 3 Type of Misdemeanor DUIs in Arizona

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Feb 21, 2019

    DUIs in Arizona could have you facing multiple charges. There are many aspects of DUIs that could affect how you are charged and what punishment you will receive. It’s essential to understand the differences between Arizona’s DUI sections listed by the slightest degree to most severe. It would help to talk with an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney about the charges and the best ...
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  • Knowing Your Rights When You're Pulled Over by Police

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Feb 19, 2019

    In the state of Arizona and elsewhere, many people on the road find themselves pulled over at some point. Generally, this is something that can happen at least once in your life while you are driving, even if you’re perfectly following the rules of the road and your vehicle is in tip-top shape. If a police officer pulls you over, you may be nervous, even if you know you haven’t done anything wrong ...
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  • Can a Drug Charge in Arizona Be Expunged?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Jan 18, 2019

    We all have done something in our lives that we shouldn't have done. This doesn't mean that a person can't change or that they shouldn't be given a second chance. Many states offer a second chance in the form of an expungement, which removes criminal charges (including Arizona drug charges) from one's record after meeting certain conditions and getting it approved by the courts. In Arizona, it's ...
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  • What Are the Charges for a First-Time Drug Offense?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Nov 14, 2018

    People arrested for a drug offense in the state of Arizona might expect leniency for a first-time offense, but the laws for these charges are very strict. The punishment can range from probation and no time in jail to up to two years in prison. It is important to understand the severity of first-time drug offense charges, what is involved and the potential consequences. Cases not managed properly ...
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  • Can I Use My Medical Marijuana Card in Another State?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Oct 11, 2018

    By a slight majority of 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent in the 2010 elections, residents voted in favor of Proposition 203 to legalize medical marijuana. Now, Arizona residents can obtain a medical marijuana card from a valid doctor if they show that it will help alleviate chronic pain, disorders or symptoms of cancer or cancer treatments. However, the federal government continues to define marijuana ...
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  • Weed Laws in Arizona You Need to Know

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Oct 9, 2018

    Weed laws vary across the entire country. Federally, marijuana is still illegal and considered a Schedule 1 substance. However, more states are enacting laws that make the drug legal both medically and recreationally. Currently, there are 30 U.S. states with laws that make medical marijuana use with a doctor’s recommendation legal, including Arizona. Nine states have also legalized recreational ...
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  • Is Pot Legalization Affecting Car Accident Rates?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Sep 27, 2017

    Throughout the country the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana has gained considerable momentum and support. Today, several states have legalized marijuana for use by adults over the age of 21, and numerous others for individuals who have verifiable medical needs. In Arizona, recreational marijuana is not currently legal, but patients with qualifying conditions can legally purchase ...
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  • DUI vs. Wet Reckless Charges

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Apr 14, 2017

    In Arizona, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or above. However, there may be exceptions for law enforcement officers to make a DUI arrest even if a motorists DUI is below .08. This includes situations where officers believe a person poses a danger to others, or when the suspect is a commercial driver or under the age of 21. In some cases, ...
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  • Arizona Law Enforcement Clears $200 Million Over 5 Years Using Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Jan 31, 2017

    Civil asset forfeiture is a tactic used by law enforcement agencies to seize the property of individuals who are suspected of being involved in criminal activity. Although it was designed to be used against big-time criminals and defund the ill-gotten gains of organized crime, civil asset forfeiture has become an increasingly popular tool for law enforcement agencies to make money and subsidize ...
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  • After an Arrest: 4 Things to Remember

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Jan 20, 2017

    Being stopped, questioned, or arrested by law enforcement is not an easy experience. Although there is plenty cause to lose your cool, remaining calm, remembering your rights, and focusing on a few key points can greatly benefit you and your future potential case should charges be levied against you. Because we work with many individuals who have been arrested and charged with crimes, our criminal ...
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  • Understanding the Right to Remain Silent

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Aug 3, 2016

    In most cases, the criminal process starts with a stop or an arrest. A police officer only has the right to arrest a person if they have probable cause to believe the individual committed a felony, have witnessed the individual commit a misdemeanor crime, or has found that there is a warrant for the individual’s arrest. No matter what reason the officer may have, it is important that the ...
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  • Can I Get in Trouble for Possessing Adderall?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Jun 7, 2016

    Adderall is a drug that is widely prescribed to treat the symptoms of ADHD, but it is only legal with a valid prescription. While useful to control symptoms in people with a legitimate medical need, more people in recent years have taken to using stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin for other purposes, including as a study aid or to stimulate mood. Adderall has become popular among young people, ...
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  • Phoenix's Loose Grip on Gun Laws Seems To Be Working

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Jan 12, 2016

    Recently, Phoenix police departments stated that in 2015, only 113 murders occurred in the city. Reports show that this number is the lowest it has been over the last three decades. Many sources are stating this is because Phoenix has the least amount of gun laws and the highest rate of firearm ownership despite the fact that Phoenix is the largest city in the United States. Chicago, on the other ...
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  • The Importance of a DUI Defense Attorney

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Nov 19, 2015

    Arrested? Take Immediate Legal Action! If you have been accused of DUI in Phoenix, you are undoubtedly aware of the serious situation you are currently facing. Depending on a variety of factors, such as your criminal history or if an injury was caused, you could be seriously penalized by prosecutors. Refusing to take a breathalyzer or chemical test at the scene could also result in harsh ...
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