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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...

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...

Holiday Woes: DUI During Labor Day Weekend

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Aug 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The holidays are a fun time. A time when family and friends get back together to celebrate, and maybe party. When alcohol is present at the party, the risk for a DUI charge on the way home is high. Holiday time usually equals a high law enforcement presence on Arizona roads. Arizona has incredib...

Can You Get a DUI From Kombucha Tea?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

NFL wide receiver Michael Floyd of the Minnesota Vikings was sentenced to serve one day in prison because he failed an alcohol test which was part of his house arrest. The drink that supposedly caused him to fail: kombucha tea. Floyd was on house arrest stemming from a DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona...

Important things to know about DUI in Arizona

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the subject of driving under the influence, Arizona is what we refer to as a zero tolerance state. No three strikes and youre out in Arizona. You can straight up be arrested by law enforcement for being too drunk. While those states with more lenient DUI laws would just let you ...

Viral Video Leads to Detective Losing His Job

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Nov 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Utah detective, who viciously arrested a nurse while trying to perform an illegal search for evidence in a drunk driving crime, has been fired from the police force in a rare instance of police accountability. Viral Video of Detective Arresting Nurse The situation began on July 26, 2017, in...

Admin per se Suspension and the 15 day Rule

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Admin per se Suspension and the 15 day Rule You may suffer a drivers license suspension even if you are never convicted of a crime. If you are arrested for suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), the arresting officer will serve you with an Admin pe...

Federal DUI cases in the Grand Canyon National Park

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal DUI cases in the Grand Canyon National Park The United States District Court has a location within the Grand Canyon National Park. Many people are surprised to learn that committing crimes on federal lands, such as within a National Park, are federal crimes and handled in United States...

An Arrest Is Not the Same as a Conviction

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Oct 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In one of our recent blog posts, we covered the story of a beloved USC professor and his bogus arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). The incident highlights the often-forgotten fact that, in the American legal system, theres a huge difference between an arrest and a conviction. Unfortuna...

Routine Practice Violates Fourth Amendment, Court Rules

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Sep 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court of Arizona decided a case, State v. Havatone, this past March to determine when a law enforcement officer can draw blood from an unconscious individual. In the case, the defendant, Don Jacob Havatone, was seen driving erratically and collided with another vehicle. He was transpo...

Mesa Councilman Pleads Guilty To DUI

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Those who hold positions on a city council board were elected by the public to keep the best interest of their respective city in mind. As a part of the legislative branch of the city government, these members assist in shaping laws and policies that will affect residents in their city. People wi...

Arizona Holiday DUI Task Force Catches Few Drunk Drivers

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jan 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Only 4% of Drivers Arrested For DUI During 2016 Holiday Task Force Dennis Welch, political reporter for news channel 3 in Phoenix, recently wrote an article on AZfamily.comthat the Arizona Holiday DUI Task Force for 2016 netted few DUI arrest even though 38,000 traffic stops were performed so fa...

Actual Physical Control In Arizona DUI Cases

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Sep 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

Can you be found guilty of DUI when you are not found driving? Driving Under the Influence in Arizona does not actually require that a person be driving. Arizona law states that if you are driving or in “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle while impaired to the slightest degree, with a ...

5 Facts You Should Know About DUI Cases In Arizona

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Sep 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

What You Should Know About The Investigation And DUI Laws In AZ Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense in Arizona. Conviction leads to mandatory jail, fines, sanctions, drivers license suspensions and/or restrictions, and graduated punishments for subsequent offense.  I...

The First 48 Hours After A DUI

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jul 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

What to do immediately after you or a friend has been arrested for a DUI. If you or someone you know has just been arrested for a DUI you are going to be wondering what is going to happen and what are the next steps you need to take. Attend the Initial Appearance A suspected DUI driver must ...

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