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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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  • What to Do After Denying Field Sobriety Tests

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Apr 10, 2017

    We have all seen them before – motorists being suspected of driving under the influence being made to walk and turn, hold one leg off the ground and count, and follow the path of a pen held by a law enforcement officer. While these are scenes we are familiar with when it comes to DUI stops and investigations, it is important to note that they are NOT mandatory. If you are stopped in connection to ...
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  • 5 Steps to Take if Your Child Was Arrested for DUI

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Apr 5, 2017

    Parents will forever be inclined to support their children when they need it most. This is especially true during difficult times that come with facing criminal allegations. A criminal charge puts a lot on the line, both in the short- and long-term, and it can threaten your child’s freedom and future. In fact, a criminal conviction at a time when children are becoming adults and beginning their ...
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  • If I Passed Field Sobriety Tests, Why Was I Still Arrested?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Feb 2, 2017

    At Salvador Law Group, our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys have represented many clients who were charged with driving under the influence. While all cases are unique and concern their own set of facts and circumstances, we hear recurring concerns from clients that they passed field sobriety tests, but were still arrested. Often, they ask us if that means they have a valid defense against the ...
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  • DUI Enhancements: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Nov 1, 2016

    Arizona law makes driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs illegal and cause for serious penalties. In many cases, drivers accused of DUI will face misdemeanor charges which, depending on the nature of the crime, can lead to penalties that include court-ordered fines and fees, mandatory classes, license penalties, and not more than a year in jail. In the most serious cases, DUIs can be ...
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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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  • What are Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona?

    Posted By Salvador Law Group || Mar 21, 2016

    The majority of people understand the definition of a DUI charge and the penalties and fines a person can face if convicted of a DUI charge in Arizona. However, less publicized DUI charges exist. In fact, there are such things as Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona. To help you understand what these charges are, and the penalties and charges a person may face if accused of such charges, ...
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