The Crime of Unlawful Flight

What is the crime of Unlawful Flight in Arizona? In Arizona, Unlawful Flight is also known as and sometimes called ‘Felony Flight’. However, it is officially titled Unlawful Flight in the Arizona statutes and is a class 5 felony. (see Consequences of a Felony Conviction in this blog) The crime of Unlawful Flight can be charged where the State can prove that the driver of a vehicleContinue reading

A Class 6 Undesignated Felony Offense, also known as a ‘6-Open’ in Arizona

What is a class 6 undesignated felony offense? A class 6 undesignated felony offense, is also frequently referred to as a 6-open felony. In Arizona, at the time of sentencing for a class 6 felony offense a judge may leave the offense undesignated. This means that the offense has not yet been designated a felony conviction. In other words the felony designation is suspended orContinue reading

Misdemeanors in Arizona

What is a misdemeanor? First of all it is important to understand that it is a crime subjecting you to criminal prosecution and a criminal record. Historically misdemeanors have been defined as a criminal offense which is punishable by a sentence of incarceration for not more than a year. In Arizona, you cannot receive more than six (6) months for a misdemeanor conviction. Consequences ofContinue reading

Felony Racing in Arizona

The crime of Felony Racing on Highways in Arizona is something that may not be familiar to many people including some law enforcement officials. What is Felony Racing? While some Arizonans may be acquainted with the crime of Racing, fewer are familiar with the crime of Felony Racing. The crime of Racing is normally charged as a class 1 misdemeanor. In Arizona, Felony Racing isContinue reading

Aggravated DUI in Arizona

What is an Aggravated DUI? In Arizona, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence (Aggravated DUI) is a felony offense. (see Consequences of a Felony Conviction in this blog) In an Aggravated DUI, the elements of DUI remain the same as for a misdemeanor DUI. (see Driving Under the Influence in Arizona in this blog) To be Aggravated however, the State must prove in addition to the elements of DUI oneContinue reading

Consequences of Aggravated DUI in Arizona

This is a discussion of the consequences and penalties for a class 4 Aggravated DUI in Arizona. (see What is Aggravated DUI? in this blog) For consequences and penalties for a class 6 Aggravated DUI (seeConsequences of DUI with Kids in the Car in this blog) There are many serious consequences for an Aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona. What are the consequences of Aggravated DUI? If you areContinue reading

What is Aggressive Driving?

In Arizona, Aggressive Driving is a crime. What is Aggressive Driving? The crime of Aggressive Driving is defined as a progression of unlawful driving that involves: 1) Speeding and at least two of the following violations: Failure to obey a traffic control device. Passing another vehicle on the right by driving off the main traveled portion of the roadway. Unsafe lane change. Following a vehicleContinue reading

Consequences of Excessive Speeding / Criminal Speeding in Arizona?

What are the consequences of Excessive Speeding or Criminal Speeding? First of all, What is Excessive Speeding? What is Criminal Speeding? Is there a difference between Excessive Speeding and Criminal Speeding? Actually they are two different names for the same thing. Many motorists in Arizona are surprised to find themselves charged with a criminal offense for Speeding. In the statutes it is officially titled ExcessiveContinue reading

Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Arizona

Arizona motorists should be aware of the consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a crime and is also sometimes referred to as Hit and Run. The consequences of Hit and Run are the same as the consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. They are just two different names for the same crime. Officially underContinue reading