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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: In car accident cases do lawyers get billing records from the hospital stay if their is one?
Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura
answered on Jan 20, 2022

Absolutely. As your personal injury attorneys it is our responsibility to collect any and all medical records and itemized billing related to our clients' accident related injuries. In addition to collecting the necessary medical records and billing we also negotiate bill reductions in order... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Arrested for car theft thought he was buying car left him with keys no court date already held 9 days is legal?

He was under the impression he was buying it had written purchase agreement police refused to look at been held for more then 9 days no court no official charges PPPD private party public defender not doing anything will not speak to us or call us though hes released her to is any of this legal... View More

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura
answered on Nov 29, 2021

While we do not have the specific details of his case, traditionally there is an initial arraignment hearing within 24 hours and a plea of “Not Guilty” is entered on the defendant’s behalf. At the arraignment the Judge determines the terms of the release conditions and the amount needed for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: I got my first dui in Arizona. I was charged for a basic dui at .144pbt and i got blood drawn at the station.

I was sleeping parked on the side of the road. No one was hurt, i did get little scratch on the car from scrapping a business gate (very minor). I did comply with the police. They said since I complied with them they will put down that i did comply and made it easier for them. I am trying to see if... View More

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura
answered on Oct 11, 2021

We strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney prior to taking any plea offer. Our Attorneys have successfully gotten cases with similar facts dismissed. Our office can get you in with an attorney today. Please reach out to schedule your strategy session. 480 923 9001.

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

No Bond

judge at 4pm




how much trouble is she in??


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

From your description the charges are likely:


(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... View 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... View 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... View 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.... View More

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