If you own an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or off-highway vehicle (OHV) in Arizona, you may wonder if it is legal to take your vehicle on public roads and freeways. The answer depends on the modifications you have made to the vehicle, as well as if you have the correct equipment and insurance.
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Rex Lee, the late Reagan-era solicitor general and president of Brigham Young University, once wrote that the Supreme Court’s “net contribution” to a “cohesive body of law” applying the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses “has been zero” and added that “some…
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If you get arrested in Maricopa County, it is up to you to protect your rights. The goal of law enforcement is to charge you with – and eventually have you convicted of – a crime. You cannot and should not trust them to protect you or preserve your constitutional rights. The best way to proceed is to know your rights before you get charged or arrested. You have several important rights under the U.S. Constitution, as well as Arizona state and federal laws.
The Right to Privacy
The Bill of Rights is a crucial document for the protection of
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In Arizona, a police officer cannot typically pull someone over without due cause. The law requires police officers to have a valid reason to stop drivers, such as a violated traffic law. This prevents law enforcement from conducting stops for unfair reasons, such as personal biases. In addition, some offenses are written into the law as secondary, meaning an officer must pull a driver over for something else before issuing a ticket or making an arrest for the secondary offense. This includes the crime of driving under the influence (DUI).
Reasonable Suspicion and Traffic Stops
Although many people believe
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Maintaining the correct flow of traffic requires all drivers and other road users – including bicyclists and pedestrians – to obey Arizona’s right-of-way laws. The right-of-way is the legal right to proceed across a roadway or into an intersection. These laws are in place to maintain traffic patterns and prevent two streams of traffic from colliding with each other.
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It’s official: AI has passed the Uniform Bar Exam. GPT-4, the upgraded AI program released earlier this week by Microsoft-backed OpenAI, scored in the 90th percentile of actual test takers. “Guess you’re out of a job,” my wife said when…
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Sexual offenders – people who are convicted of sex crimes – are viewed as potential safety threats to the public. For this reason, there are state and federal sex offender laws in place to monitor and control an individual who has been found guilty of a sexually motivated crime. Learn more about sex offender laws and registration requirements to find out what you could potentially face if you get arrested for a sex crime in Arizona. 
What Is Considered a Sex Crime in Arizona?
A sex crime generally refers to touching the intimate parts of another person – the genitals,
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Most (all?) ancient languages lacked punctuation and capitalization. Egyptian heiroglyphs, Homeric Greek, Akkadian, etc. were all written in what amounts to all caps with no spaces and no way to tell (other than training and context) where one word or…
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If you get involved in a car accident, you may be facing a mountain of medical bills and property damage costs. The price of your car accident may be overwhelming, but it is critical not to accept a fast settlement from a car insurance company.
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Arizona has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) law prohibits not only driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated but being in “actual physical control” of a vehicle. This means that, in some circumstances, a vehicle passenger can be charged with DUI.
The Answer: It Depends
In general, if you are riding in a motor vehicle as a passenger and are not driving the car, you cannot be arrested or found guilty of driving under the influence. If the person driving you is intoxicated, he or she could get arrested and
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