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
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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
Consequences of a Felony Conviction in Arizona
Consequences of a felony conviction can have a very negative impact on many aspects of your life. In Arizona, there are six (6) classes of felonies. A class six (6) felony is the least serious, with a class one (1) felony being the most serious. A felony is usually defined as a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, or aContinue reading
DUI with Kids in the Car (Aggravated DUI) in Arizona
Many people are surprised to find themselves charged with a felony after being stopped and charged with their very first DUI. In Arizona if the State can prove the elements of DUI and additionally that you had a child under fifteen (15) years of age in the vehicle at the time, then you will find yourself facing a felony. Consequences of a felony conviction canContinue reading
Defensive Driving School (DDS) vs. Traffic Survival School (TSS) in Arizona. What is the Difference?
In Arizona it is important to discuss Defensive Driving School (DSS) vs. Traffic Survival School (TSS). People often refer to “traffic school” when they are referring to two very different courses. In Arizona, Defensive Driving School (DDS) is different from Traffic Survival School (TSS). You may be eligible to take a Defensive Driving School (DDS) course to remove a violation from your driving record otherwiseContinue reading
Traffic Survival School (TSS): Consider this Before you Plead Responsible on a Red Light
What to do if you’ve been issued a Red Light Ticket in Arizona In Arizona it is important to discuss Defensive Driving School (DSS) vs. Traffic Survival School (TSS). People often refer to “traffic school” when they are referring to two very different courses. In Arizona, Defensive Driving School (DDS) is different from Traffic Survival School (TSS). You may be eligible to take a DefensiveContinue reading
Criminal Traffic Violations vs. Civil Traffic Violations in Arizona
There are many differences in a civil traffic violaion vs. a criminal traffic violation. Civil violations are very different from criminal violations. You may find the below list is helpful in contrasting some of the differences between a criminal traffic vioaltion and a civil traffic violation in Arizona. Criminal Traffic Violation 1. Handled in Criminal Court 2. Trial, possibly by a Jury 3. Rules ofContinue reading
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer?
You should ask questions before hiring a lawyer. What questions should you ask an attorney? Below is a list of questions to ask a lawyer before you hire the lawyer. Who will be my Lawyer? Will you be the lawyer who is actually handling my case? Will you be the lawyer who shows up to court with me? Will I be able to speak toContinue reading