As a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney, I have learned that deceit often lurks behind anonymity. I think Fezzik said it best in the movie, The Princess Bride, when he told Inigo Montoya to be careful in his dealings with the “Man in Black” because: “People in masks cannot be trusted.” The 6th Amendment affords us the right to confront our … [Read more...] about In Criminal Defense Can We Ever Trust An Anonymous Tip?
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Arizona law states that “alcohol in the breath does not cause impairment; impairment results when alcohol enters the body, is absorbed into the bloodstream, and is transported to the central nervous system.” Guthrie v. Jones, 202 Ariz. 273, 274, 43 P.3d 601, 602 (App. 2002). None of my DUI clients struggle with this concept. Their struggle comes … [Read more...] about DUI Criminal Defense and The Blood-Breath Partition Ratio
In a case of first impression, Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided that a person on probation could use medical marijuana so long as that use was compliant with the guidelines established by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (herein the “AMMA”), A.R.S. § 36-2801 through 36-2819. See, Reed-Kaliher v. Hoggatt, 691 Ariz. Adv. … [Read more...] about Medical Marijuana Authorized for All Probationers #Marijuana-Attorney
As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I was paying particularly close attention on January 1, 2014, when Colorado became the first state in the Union to permit the legal use of recreational marijuana. In amending their state constitution, Colorado voters declared that: In the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, … [Read more...] about Mile-High Marijuana for Arizonans #CriminalDefenseAttorney
As a DUI defense attorney it doesn’t matter why a particular drink is chosen, it is the effect of your choice that matters. So, if beer is the drink you want at the weekend barbeque or while watching the ball game, have you ever wondered whether if it is the alcohol or the taste that makes you crave a cold beer? In April of 2013, the Indiana … [Read more...] about Do People Drink Beer for the Taste or the Buzz? #DUIDefenseAttorney
As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I am consistently meeting people who are downright distraught and confused to have been charged with DUI Drugs (sometimes referred to as “drugged driving”) when the only drug they were using was medical marijuana. In Arizona, a prosecutor has three possible methods for proving that a driver has violated … [Read more...] about Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney – How Can I be Guilty of DUI Drugs if I Possess a Medical Marijuana Card?