The History of Miranda Rights in Arizona

August 21, 2013

The Miranda warning, also known as Miranda Rights, is the formal warning that police are required to give to criminal suspects in police custody before they are interrogated. They are used as protections against any possible police intimidation toward a suspect and to preserve the admissibility of any statement the…

‘Stupid Motorist Law’ Challenges Arizona Drivers Who Make Poor Decisions

August 19, 2013

Arizona authorities are trying to determine whether a tour-bus driver who drove into a flash flood with 33 people on board can be held liable under Arizona’s ‘Stupid Motorist Law.’ The law states that any motorist who becomes stranded after driving through or around barricades to enter any flooded roadway…

The Basics of Arizona’s ‘Stand your Ground’ Law

August 16, 2013

Arizona is one of more than 20 states with the self-defense law called the ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law, which gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation. The law has recently been in national headlines after the…

What to do if you’re pulled over on suspicion of DUI in Arizona

August 12, 2013

You’re driving home after having a drink or two with friends and you are pulled over. Would you know what to do, what to say, or how to act if you were under suspicion of driving under the influence? Here are a few tips to follow if you find yourself…

Medical Marijuana Law in Arizona

August 8, 2013

There are several aspects of the medical marijuana law that are being questioned, but none more so than the effect it has on the DUI laws. In Arizona there are three ways to get a DUI: 1) Driving while under the influence and impaired to the slightest degree, 2) driving…