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Breathalyzers for Marijuana Use: Are They Reliable?

Posted by Taryn Gunn | Jun 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

When it comes to cannabis, the legal landscape has transformed dramatically over the years. Today, most U.S. states have relaxed their laws, allowing marijuana use for either medicinal or recreational purposes. However, all states share the common goal of maintaining safe roadways. This prompts t...

Tri-City Task Force Leads the Charge in DUI Enforcement Efforts in Yavapai County

Posted by Taryn Gunn | Apr 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Tri-City Task Force in Yavapai County is taking action to prevent DUI accidents and ensure public safety. They have conducted several enforcement initiatives, including a recent DUI Saturation Patrol and Speed and Aggressive Driving enforcement. The task force's efforts demonstrate their commitment to combating impaired driving and promoting public safety. The blog advises those facing DUI charges to seek legal representation and have a strong legal advocate.

Arizona Blood Alcohol Levels for 2022.

Posted by Taryn Gunn | Nov 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

The big question is; how much alcohol is too much alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car and risking drunk driving charges or worse?  Drinking alcohol raises blood alcohol content levels within your body. There are other factors that determine your BAC (blood alcohol content le...

What you need to know about legalized marijuana in Arizona.

Posted by Troy Anderson | Nov 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a historic vote this past Election Day, Arizona became the 13th state to legalize recreational marijuana use, passing Proposition 207 with 60% of the vote. Many of our clients have asked us what Prop 207 means for them, either for past or ongoing cases or for future use of marijuana. Although the legal framework is a little bit more complicated than the simple headline, hopefully, this blog will clarify what Prop 207 means for the average Arizonan.

QUIZ: Should I Fight My Drunk Driving Charge?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Nov 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

When charged with drunk driving, two of the first questions that come to most people's minds are: Should I consult a lawyer? Is my case worth fighting? The answer to the first question is an unequivocal yes. You need to get a lawyer involved to help you answer the second question. Without ...

New Book

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Oct 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp is proud to announce the publication of our new e-Book, "You've Been Arrested. What Happens Now?" This practical book explains in detail what lies ahead, and answers many questions about what happens in the criminal justice system if for any reason you or someo...

What To Do When Law Enforcement Knocks At Your Door

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Oct 06, 2020 | 4 Comments

In the American criminal justice system, there is a long and solemn tradition of respecting the privacy of a person's home. Law enforcement agents are not allowed to enter your home to conduct a search or make an arrest unless they have a valid warrant. At least, that's the general rule. However,...

How To Assert Your Right To Remain Silent

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Sep 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Everyone has the right to remain silent in the face of questioning by law enforcement. You may not know, however, that you have to affirmatively assert this right, or risk losing (or “waiving”) it. You must speak up and make known your choice to remain silent.

Bail Basics

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

I. WHAT IS BAIL? “Bail” is the legal term for the conditions upon which a person charged with a crime (a “defendant”) will be released from custody, pending trial or other resolution of the charges. In general, two types of bail are available: (1) release on bond; and (2) release on conditions.R...


Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one is charged with a crime you understand that there is a lot at stake. Getting an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case can impact the outcome in your case. Here are 5 reasons you need a criminal defense lawyer. 1. It's Not A Fair Fight The “criminal...

5 Things You Should Know About Arizona DUI Laws

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jun 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Arizona DUI laws are stricter than many states, allowing for more arrests and harsher penalties if you are convicted. These laws are in place to prevent alcohol-impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and putting the lives of everyone on the road in danger. While driving under the influ...

Coronavirus and Your Court Date: What You Need to Know

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Mar 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreading globally, including a rising number of known cases in Arizona, some of our clients are wondering whether Coronavirus might affect their criminal cases. Here’s some general information that could be helpful, and as always, speak with your attorney if you have questions about your specific circumstances.

Kingman Police Department Receives Grant From Arizona's Governor's Office of Highway Safety for Thanksgiving and Holiday DUI Endorcement

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Kingman Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The funds will be used to pay for officer’s time and employee-related costs for enhanced targeted efforts of DUI and impaired driving enforcement throughout the City of Kingman from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

Advanced DUI FST Training

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Law Offices of Shawn B Hamp attorneys earn Field Sobriety Tests Certification at NCDD training in Chicago. (Chicago IL) The attorneys at the Law Offices of Shawn B Hamp were awarded advanced Field Sobriety Test certification training by the National College of DUI Defense. The training program...

Arizona's Vague Kidnapping Statute has Claimed Another Victim

Posted by Unknown | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The state of Arizona is known for its vague laws and blurred statutes, often resulting in a person receiving a charge they had not anticipated. The legal experts at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, find it essential to educate the citizens of Arizona on these potentially confusing laws to keep the number of victims as low as possible.

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