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In Arizona, a driver could face a criminal and/or administrative suspension of his or her driver’s license for numerous reasons. Driving on a suspended license is against the law. If a driver gets caught operating a vehicle with a suspended, revoked or canceled license, he or she could be penalized. This can include jail time, in some circumstances.
Why Might a Driver’s License Get Suspended in Arizona?
The law in Arizona provides many opportunities for the criminal courts as well as the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) to suspend a driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle. This is a penalty
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If you receive a notice that your driver’s license is going to be suspended, you may have the opportunity to request a hearing with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) to fight against the suspension. The most common circumstance for this type of hearing is a license suspension under Arizona’s implied consent law in a driving under the influence (DUI) case.
DUI and Implied Consent License Suspensions
If you are pulled over in Arizona and accused of driving under the influence, you may be ordered to give a breath, blood or urine test. All drivers in Arizona give their implied
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Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona can have consequences that remain with you for life. Arizona takes drunk driving crimes very seriously, with severe punishments and harsh sentences. A DUI conviction can have a ripple effect on your job, professional licensure, constitutional rights and many other aspects of life.
A Criminal Record
Getting a DUI in Arizona will give you a criminal record that can be viewed by employers, landlords, schools, law enforcement and the general public. The average DUI conviction remains on an individual’s criminal record for seven years. In this time, you may have
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In Arizona, the law takes driving under the influence (DUI) offenses very seriously. In an effort to dissuade drivers from drunk driving and to make an example out of offenders, Arizona penalizes DUI crimes harshly. One of the many potential consequences of a DUI is the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. This can interfere with your job, school, personal relationships, child custody and many other aspects of your life.
License Suspension
Being arrested for a DUI will trigger two separate cases against you: one by the criminal court and one by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD). The
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If you are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Arizona, your choice of criminal defense attorney is important. Not all DUI defense lawyers are created equal. You need to take the time to select the right lawyer based on your case and circumstances. With a good attorney, you can protect your rights and potentially have DUI charges reduced or even dismissed. Use these tips to find the right Scottsdale DUI lawyer for you.
Search for a Local Criminal Defense Lawyer
Keep your search for the right DUI lawyer local. Local knowledge is important during a drunk driving defense
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In Arizona, chemical tests are almost always used as part of a driving under the influence (DUI) criminal investigation. These tests measure the amount of alcohol or drugs in a person’s body at the time of a DUI arrest. Chemical tests may rely on the individual’s breath, blood or urine. If the test results show that someone is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, it can be used as evidence in a DUI case.
Arizona’s Legal Limit
In Arizona, it is against the law to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence
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Historically, Arizona has been unique in that it did not allow people who were convicted of crimes to expunge their criminal records; instead, they could only ask to have them set aside. The setting aside of a record does not erase it or seal it from public view, but it can still have many benefits. Under a new law, however, expungements are available for qualifying individuals as of January 2023.
What Does it Mean to Set a Criminal Record Aside?
Having a criminal record set aside means that a note will be added to the record stating that the individual
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As a commercial driver, you have greater responsibilities than an ordinary driver. You face harsher penalties for an infraction than drivers without commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) in Arizona. A ticket for an infraction such as speeding could go on your truck driving record – potentially threatening your career. It is important to fight a CDL ticket using proven strategies if you wish to protect your job and future.
Hire a CDL Traffic Lawyer
As a commercial driver, you have to more to lose in having a violation on your driving record. You will not receive the same breaks as a
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A speeding ticket as a commercial driver is different from the average ticket. Drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) have more to lose. A mark against a commercial driver on his or her record could ultimately lead to the loss of a career in commercial driving. A commercial driver will have more to worry about than just the dollar amount of a CDL speeding ticket. A ticket could have life-changing consequences. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) can revoke a CDL if a driver commits certain prohibited acts. Speak to a lawyer if you are a commercial
Continue Reading Arizona CDL Speeding Ticket Cost

Speeding tickets in Arizona are often costly, but determining the exact fine amounts can be difficult to find sometimes without the help of a traffic violation lawyer or CDL traffic ticket attorney. Although all Arizona citizens must follow the same statutes regarding speeding and traffic safety, the resultant fees may vary from county to county – and in some cases, even precinct to precinct.
In order to make this information easier to find, we worked with data firm 1Point21 Interactive to compile them all in a convenient, interactive visual format.
Violation Codes
Most speeding violations fall under the purview
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Scottsdale, Ariz. – Having a lawyer with experience is important. Having one that cares is invaluable. The experienced traffic ticket lawyers at Corso Law Group work hard every day to represent their clients in the courtroom.
“Corso Law Group were helpful and listened to my side of the story,” said Shannon from Scottsdale, Arizona. “If you are looking for a great lawyer, try this firm out. (They are) highly recommended by me.”
There are many Corso Law Group reviews that echo these statements. Founding partner Christopher Corso said his firm works hard to deliver the personal attention each client deserves
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The state of Arizona is a beautiful land with far and open roads to explore, which is any rider or drivers dream. As a motorcycle rider, you are exposed to more elements than the average driver. While being more “exposed” to dangers, riding a motorcycle comes with its advantages that allow riders to cut traffic, save time, and ride safely. As our traffic law stands now in the United States, it is illegal to participate in lane splitting, period, with the exception of California. Lane splitting is actually legal in most of the world and is seen as just a way of
Continue Reading Is Lane Splitting Dangerous? U.C. Berkley Studies Shows Otherwise [Infographic]

Although Arizona has been deemed one of the most lenient states on gun control, new gun laws are still difficult to navigate and if not followed correctly, consequences can be severe.
How will Arizona’s new gun laws affect citizens?Governor Doug Ducey recently signed two new gun bills which go into effect on August 6, 2017, one allowing guns to be closer in range to schools and the other, discipling cities with harsher gun laws than Arizona’s.
What is Senate Bill 1266?This bill states that opposing local regulations which go against Arizona’s statute to withhold the power of regulating firearms within
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In states where medical and recreational marijuana are legal, how much is too much when it comes to getting behind the wheel? In this post, we examine THC limits.
Recently, new data revealed that it’s difficult to put into place a DUI limit for marijuana stating that “legal limits, also known as per se limits, for marijuana and driving are arbitrary and unsupported by science,” according to the AAA Foundation for traffic safety.
As a result, the AAA Foundation suggests that legal limits for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), should be eliminated and police departments should train their officers to become certified
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Arizona is known for some of the strictest DUI (driving under the influence) laws in the country, with a zero-tolerance policy and tough, extensive penalties including hefty fines, jail-time, tent city sentencing and lifelong repercussions impacting one’s family, career, educational opportunities and much more.
The process of being pulled for an Arizona DUI is also demanding, but the current procedures used when officers pull over a driver have recently been deemed unfair.
The Arizona Supreme Court is now forcing police officers to alter the way they obtain evidence when pulling someone over for being under the influence, changing the script
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Last September, Judge Berman eliminated Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension, a punishment given to him by the National Football League (NFL) for being apart of the scandal in which footballs were deflated in last year’s Super Bowl.
Among other reasons, Judge Berman said his decision to throw out the suspension was because of “inadequate notice of punishment and misplaced reliance on NFL’s ‘conduct detrimental’ policy,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
Seven months later, Brady’s suspension has been reinstated. This past week, “a divided federal appeals court in Manhattan has upheld the National Football League’s four game suspension,” according
Continue Reading The Tom Brady Ruling: Equal Protection and Due Process