201812.10
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Unlikely Allies for Criminal Defendants

A tale of two judges perceived to be polar opposites.  Sonya Sotomayor—the liberal Democratic nominee of the Obama administration and Neil Gorsuch—the conservative republican nominee of the Trump administration do not seem like likely allies.  When most of us envision Supreme Court justices hotly debating issues, we imagine a split largely down party lines.  After…

201703.02
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What’s On Deck, Legally?

Springtime—it’s our favorite time of year in the Valley of the Sun, filled with spring training games, music festivals, and this year, the NCAA basketball finals!  It’s also a time for fresh changes and new ideas, and our Arizona state legislators are busy trying to make decisions on proposed amendments to our laws.  As criminal…

201612.23
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Don’t Let Your Holiday Get Scrooged!

Season’s greetings to everyone who will be driving on the I-10 near downtown Phoenix or between Phoenix and Tucson: welcome to the “zero tolerance” zone.  Going two miles over the speed limit with your family of carolers fa-la-la-la-la-ing in the back seat while you head to your brother’s house?  Ticket.  Your grandma uses the carpool…

201603.30
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No Alcohol, No Interlock?

On March 17, 2016, Senate Bill 1228 passed with 43 AYES, 13 NAYS and on Thursday, March 24, 2016, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law.  The full text of the bill can be read at: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/52leg/2r/laws/0057.pdf.  The passage of this bill is a definite YAY for the criminal defense world and those…

201504.20
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Marijuana and Driving: DUHigh?

There are dozens of studies and decades of research indicating how alcohol affects the human body and at what blood alcohol concentrations a person can no longer safely operate a vehicle. However, there has been a proliferation of drug-related DUIs in the past decade, and with many states legalizing or creating a controlled pharmaceutical system…

201412.25
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Merry Christmas from the Law Offices of Mark DuBiel

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays to everyone! As we gather together with our friends and family to celebrate the holidays, there will undoubtedly be plenty of food and drink involved. Whether you’re having lamb, prime rib, or goose (please send your expert recipes our way), topped off with a taste of every dessert,…