HOW TO AVOID A DUI THIS HOLIDAY: PARKED CARS

Pull all the way off the roadway into a parking log, and park correctly in the lot if possible
If it is not too hot or too cold, turn off the engine and take the keys out of the ignition
If possible, sleep in the back seat, or the passenger seat.
If you are sleeping in the driver’s seat lean the driver’s seat all the way back
Text or email or call somebody to tell them that you have pulled off the roadway to sleep

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Can Police Chase You Into Your Home Without a Warrant?

The Supreme Court in a 9-0 opinion held first that “when a minor offense alone is involved, police officers do not usually face the kind of emergency that can justify a warrantless entry into the home.

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How to Completely Avoid DUI Jail Time

First, let’s figure out what kind of DUI it is. They’re usually misdemeanors unless there’s been an accident, had children under 15 in the car, or you’ve had problems in the past. Most of the time when they give you a citation and let you go home it’s a misdemeanor.

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Can I Get a DUI While My Vehicle is Parked

Today we’re going to talk about parked cars. Police sometimes approach you when you’ve legally parked a vehicle and are using it as a stationary shelter—i.e., you’ve had too much to drink perhaps, and you decide to pull off the road. Or not get on it in the first place. You’re doing the right thing—what the law says you should do. But then the police come upon you, claiming that it was a “check welfare” and arrest you for DUI even though you weren’t actually driving.

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Arizona DUI’s & Healthcare Professionals: Three Things You Should Know

This article will cover a few basic initial thoughts for licensed healthcare professionals in Arizona, who are charged with misdemeanor DUIs.

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Wide Turns: A Common Reason Police Stop People for DUI in Tucson

Each holiday season the police here in Tucson conduct annual DUI “saturation patrols.” These result in the arrests hundreds of people, most whom have never been charged with a crime in their lives.
But not everyone the police stop is swerving all over the road. Concentrating on Fourth Avenue, University of Arizona campus, and downtown, the police often use de minimus reasons as excuses to stop you: things they claim are traffic violations, but are actually things drivers do every day.

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TEN SURPRISING WAYS A DUI CAN HURT YOUR FUTURE

if you’re a normal person, like me, subject to the laws of gravity, it might be surprising how a single misdemeanor DUI citation in Arizona can actually affect your future. You’re going to figure out fast what good lawyers do and why they are so important in this situation.

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Tucson Surpasses Phoenix in DUI and other cases pending

Tucson, Ariz. Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States has less criminal misdemeanor cases pending, including DUI’s and domestic violence, than Tucson, a city much much smaller. What’s more, the Phoenix Municipal Court enjoys nearly twice judges and staff than the Tucson Municipal Court, but according to public statistics, has one third less […]

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Michael Harwin Named in Best Lawyers

August 18, 2014 We are pleased to announce that Michael Harwin has been named in Best Lawyers in America® 21st, ed. for Criminal Defense: White Collar. Best Lawyers describes itself as “the most selective and highly regarded directory of attorneys in the world. ” A former prosecutor, Michael, has for many years been rated A-V […]

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“Sniffing Out Crime”: Rodriguez and DUI Investigations

The guardians are similar to the dog “‘[i]n that it (the dog and analogously the guardians) distinguishes friendly from hostile looks by nothing other than by having learned the one and being ignorant of the other’” ( Plato—the Republic, 376b). Today, the police “canine partner,” a guardian on a leash, possesses, as the police would […]

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