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Q: A.R.S. 28-1321(I)- does the driver automatically win if the MVD does not set an implied consent hearing within 60 days?

I requested for an MVD hearing in Arizona, to challenge an implied consent license suspension (for failure to submit to DUI alcohol testing). This automatically stayed my license suspension, pending an administrative hearing.

Per A.R.S. 28-1321(I): "On the receipt of a request for a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: As passenger in a vehicle should I be held accountable for something that was found in the vehicle during a traffic stop

I was getting a ride from acquaintance . I was sitting front passenger seat of a mini van.

I just got into the vehicle not only two miles down the road the cop pulls him over for making an illegal turn. The vehicle ended up being searched and the cops found a bag carrying illegal... Read more »

Andrea Short
Andrea Short
answered on May 9, 2022

The simple answer to your question is to have a consultation with a lawyer and eventually hire a private defense firm to represent you.

This is very important because it is very common that situations like this happen and you are going to want private attention with a lawyer who is there...
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Q: Once I have completed my conviction for a DUI, can I get the conviction set aside?
Andrea Short
Andrea Short
answered on Apr 27, 2022

Yes! Once you have completed ALL requirements for your DUI conviction, then you can apply for a Set Aside. All requirements means you have completed the jail, counseling, IID (if ordered in an extreme DUI), FINES, and anything else ordered by the judge. Usually most people are on a payment plan for... Read more »

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Q: I'm required by the court to do a drug screening can I do one I get from walgreens or do I have to go to a lab

If so will ahcccs cover it or how much is it

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Feb 14, 2022

If by drug screening you are referring to UA ordered by Court/probation/pretrial services to determine whether there are any drugs in your system, typically you will be ordered to a specific provider such as Averhealth. You will have to go to that provider unless you will get permission from the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Can the judge deny and refuse to argue a motion to dismiss?

I have two charges that were based on thr black box of the car (Event Data Recorder) extractEd 4 months after the accident. The charges are speed and Reckless Driving.

The officer who charged me had no experience dealing with the EDR, and I had an altercation with him which resulted in me... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Feb 14, 2022

The judge is correct the time to argue facts are trial. I understand this is not the answer you were hoping to hear, in criminal cases there is not a Motion for Summary Judgment where you are permitted to get a ruling of guilty or not guilty based on undisputed facts prior to trial. You can... Read more »

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Q: was arrested & taken to jail & released. I was given a traffic ticket & complaint for DUI. Why isn’t my case show online

I was given a breathalyzer and field sobriety test, arrested. Then released about an hour later. I was given a traffic ticket and complaint for DUI .08%, DUI slightest, and no lights. I have a court date. Why isn’t my case showing online?

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Feb 1, 2022

Likely one of two things are happening.

1. The officer has not filed the Complaint yet with the Court or it was recently filed and has not been processed yet in Court. Normally it will take a couple days from the arrest for the Complaint to be reflected in the court system online....
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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... Read 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.

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Q: If the interlock was required 10.5 years ago, do I still need to get it now if I didn't then?
Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Apr 14, 2021

Yes, for an alcohol DUI the interlock restriction will remain with the MVD when you reinstate your driving privileges.

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Q: I'm required to go to the police station that I was taken to on the 8th to get fingerprinted n mugshot. Should I go?

Why did t the police do this on the date of the "DUI"? I wasn't even given a court date. Just a impounded vehicle and this paper that says my dui charges and that I have to show up on a wed. at least 10 days from date of ticket to get thos done. No court date. They couldn't... Read more »

Brian C. Soto
Brian C. Soto
answered on Jan 12, 2021

Yes you should go. That is a court order.

It sounds as though you were cited and released. Fingerprinting is part of the booking process had the arresting officer decided to book you into jail you would’ve already been printed.

Lastly, your cooperation is in no way an admission of guilt.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: I got arrested because I unfortunately decided to rest my eyes for a sec while I was parked at the gas station.

I was scratching a lottery ticket and I didn't think I was sleeping but the cop said he was standing there for "5 mins" I was arrested and charged with 2 DUI's. Blew 0.00 blood could not be drawn and urine sample was taken. I told the officer that my pee would not be clean but I... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Jan 11, 2021

You should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Peoria often draws blood so it is curious as you post blood could not be drawn. A urine test may have issues with the results. There also may be an issue as to driving or actual physical control. You should avoid posting any... Read more »

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Q: If I live in Arizona and got a UNSETTLED DUI in Florida over 35 years ago how can I get my licence reinstated in AZ?
Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Dec 16, 2020

If by unsettled DUI in Florida you mean you have an active warrant for your arrest to appear in Florida, you'll need to quash the warrant and remove the hold on your license there before Arizona will issue a license. You should contact an attorney licensed in Florida to address the Florida DUI.

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Q: I had a question about when a DUI starts aging is it the day you were caught or the day you were convicted with a DUI?

Im confused on the concept so does a DUI time start the day you were caught or the day you were convicted? Im asking because im currently seeking a set-aside.

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Dec 10, 2020

The length of time both since the date of arrest and date of sentencing can both be used as factors for considering a set aside. Although it depends on the judge, even more important is usually the length of time since completing the sentence. This is also a specific factor to be considered under... Read more »

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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Q: I was charged with a DUI @my arrangement hearing the judge said there was no probable cause but still have court why
Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin
answered on Apr 23, 2020

An attorney would need to look at the docket for your case and see what type of court hearing you have. It's hard to say with the current information provided.

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Q: I have warrant for first time DUI in Arizona for over three years. Does having a warrant that long increase jail time?
Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin
answered on Apr 23, 2020

There are no guarantees as to what will increase or decrease jail time. Arguments to "aggravate" or "mitigate" a sentence can be made by the defense attorney and the prosecutor, and the judge will ultimately make the decision. If your defense attorney can successfully show... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: If a illegal immigrant has EDC Court , what will most likely happened on that day
Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Mar 18, 2020

At an Early Disposition Court session, you as a defendant will be arraigned, and a plea agreement will be offered by the County Attorney. If you accept the plea agreement, sentencing will occur that day or at an EDC session. If you do not accept the offered plea agreement, you will be allowed time... Read more »

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Q: DMV hearing, which BAC reading will be used?

For the purposes of a DMV hearing to determine if my BAC was 0.080 or greater, my two readings (Intoxilyzer 8000) were 0.080 (equal to) and 0.077 (less than). Is the administrative judge required to use the lower, average or higher value in that determination?

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss
answered on Feb 10, 2020

The Administrative Law Judge is not required to go with the lower or higher BAC only, as they will take both into consideration. I do not know the specifics of your case and recommend you contact me directly if you want more help at 602-900-6642.

In most MVD hearings the judge is looking...
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Q: If my brother has a DUI, and now he got a extreme DUI what happens next
K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman
answered on Dec 3, 2019

If his previous DUI was within 7 years, he will considered a second time offender. This changes the amount of jail time (minimum of 120 days) he faces, the fines, and other sanctions. If he received the second DUI while he was required to have an interlock or he did not have a license, he will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Insurance Defense for Arizona on
Q: my friend got tonight arrested because of not pay of his insurance, but i pay for his insurance and something went wrong

his car got towed and he is homeless and he has no money to get his car out

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 19, 2019

Your friend needs a criminal defense attorney, but none of them saw your post under DUI or Insurance Defense. Maybe in the interest of time, instead of reposting, you could just reach out to criminal defense attorneys you see on this site or through your own searches. Based on your description of... Read more »

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Q: My girlfriend recently got extreme DUI and it has been eleven years from the last one which she did 4 months in prison.

What do you think she is facing?

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman
answered on Nov 7, 2019

If she was charged with a misdemeanor Extreme DUI, she is facing 30 days - 6 months in jail, up to 5 years of probation, and a substantial amount of fines/fees along with other consequences such as loss of license, SR22 insurance, etc. She needs the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney. Most... Read more »

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