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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Daughter arrested last night

No Bond

judge at 4pm

Chrgs

MIL AFFAIR/EMERG SER

DISORD CNDCT-REF

how much trouble is she in??

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Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura answered on Jun 1, 2020

From your description the charges are likely:

001) Count of MIL AFFAIR/EMERG SERVICE VIOL

(001) Count of Disorderly Conduct- Refuse to Disperse

Without knowing the specifics of your daughter’s case and taking into consideration the Governor's recent curfew/declaration...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: Crashed my car by falling asleep cop charged me with a DUI for failing the suberiaty test.

I failed due to not walking straight said officer but had foot surgery while back so hard to put full pressure on it. I plead the 5th after that and was arrested. The other officer searched my car without my permission and found a pipe what do I do

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura answered on May 10, 2020

You were correct to plead the 5th, many people fail to assert their right to remain silent.

Unfortunately the court will usually find the search to be lawful since it will be considered a "Search Incident to Arrest". You will most likely be charged with a drug DUI due to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: Can they charge me with a DUI for this?

So basically I got into a car accident recently around 11 pm at night and the officers said I passed all field sobriety but because I told them I smoked marijuana at 7:30 am they are trying to charge me with a DUI. Now what I’m worried about is I am a marijuana smoker and I know it’s going to... Read more »

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura answered on May 4, 2019

Hello. I am sorry to hear about this encounter. It is very important that you contact an attorney. Even if you passed the sobriety test and were technically not "impaired" if the Blood Calibration results yield any traces of THC or any other metabolites then the State can charge you with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: What if i get pulled over and the cop gives me a “DUI” ticket but doesn’t take my blood test or doesn’t take me to jail

I was at a bar in Arizona visiting from New Mexico with my friend and he got into a fight so we left the bar and someone called in the fight and gave them a description of my car and the police pulled me over and cuffed my friend and made me do tests for drinking and driving like heel to toe and... Read more »

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura answered on Apr 29, 2019

Welcome to AZ. I am sorry to hear about your experience. AZ is a zero tolerance state and has very strict DUI Laws. If the officer did not draw your blood or make you submit to a breath test, in the station, there is an excellent opportunity for our office to fight this charge and get a dismissal.... Read more »

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