A conviction for certain moving violations can add points to your license. At eight points or higher, you may face repercussions from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. The Arizona Point System of offenses includes criminal speeding as a 3-point offense. The full range of point offenses includes: 0 points. Dismissal of charges 0 points. Non-moving violations 2 points. All other moving violations not listed belowContinue reading
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Street Racing Tickets in Arizona
Street Racing Laws in Arizona – What you need to know Street racing is prohibited in Arizona under ARS 28-708. The charge of street racing on its own – even when an accident does not occur – can have severe legal consequences, including jail time, loss of license, classes, probation, and high fines. It can even be charged as a felony in some circumstances whereContinue reading
Arizona Driving Privileges, and How to Get Them Back
My Arizona Driver’s License Was Suspended: What Do I Do Now? For most of us, having access to a car is our livelihood. We need a car to get back and forth to work, we need a car to make sure the kids get to school, and we need a car to get groceries. That is why having your license suspended or revoked can haveContinue reading
CDL Tickets / CDL Violations in Casa Grande Arizona
CDL Violations / CDL Tickets Over the years, I seem to have handled more CDL violations out of Casa Grande Arizona in the Casa Grande Justice Court than any other court. That is why I have posted this specifically. If you are a CDL driver and find yourself with a civil or criminal citation into Casa Grande Justice Court or Casa Grande Arizona give meContinue reading
Phoenix Ariz Vehicular Manslaughter Charges For Head On Fatal Crash
In the wee hours of an October 2013 Sunday, a 55-year-old New York woman in Phoenix for a conference was on her way to the airport in the backseat of an SUV provided by her hotel’s shuttle service. The vehicle was hit head on by a 27-year-old driver from Phoenix going the wrong way on the 65-mph highway in a pickup. The woman was notContinue reading
Can you break the speed limit to pass?
Many people break the speed limit when passing another car. For instance, the front car may be driving at 50 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. The rear car catches up. When they reach a passing zone, that driver just puts the gas to the floor. They hit 70 mph as they pass, then slow back down to 55 once they change back into theContinue reading
Don’t drive aggressively, or you could face trouble
You were in a rush to get home after work, and you were frustrated by the person who was driving ahead of you. They were traveling 10 mph below the speed limit and kept weaving in and out of their lane. You decided that the best thing you could do would be to get around them. You sped up and went onto the shoulder toContinue reading
What are the seat belt laws in Arizona?
Every state has its own seat belt laws. While they are often fairly consistent across borders, this can lead to some confusion for tourists and those who only live in Arizona for part of the year. It’s also difficult for those who have moved permanently from another state to adjust their thinking if the laws are different. With all of that in mind, let’s takeContinue reading
What if you run from a traffic stop in Arizona?
For most people, seeing the flashing lights of a police car come on behind them means it is time to look for a safe place to pull over. They do it immediately. But what if you decide not to stop? If they do eventually catch you, what type of ramifications could you face? Under Arizona law, failure to stop is a class 2 misdemeanor. YouContinue reading
Street racing can lead to far more than a speeding ticket
Street racing is quite popular across Arizona and in Phoenix specifically. Races disrupt the flow of traffic by blocking off roads from normal traffic. Since the drivers engage in dangerous behaviors while racing and exceed the posted speed limits, there is also substantial risk of injury to the participant and other people nearby, as well as the risk of significant property damage, especially if someoneContinue reading