201607.20
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The Power of Science

Science. What does this word bring to your mind?  Maybe you think of test tubes and lab coats.  Maybe you imagine Albert Einstein and other brilliant, if eccentric individuals.  You see the double-helix from DNA, electrons clouding around a nucleus, microscopes showing organisms that are otherwise an invisible mystery. Amy Albritton’s life was dismantled by…

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…

201404.26
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Arizona’s Highest Court Gets it Right; a Landmark Decision Affecting Marijuana DUIs

Imagine that your friend “George” has cancer and got a medical marijuana card, and he utilizes the card as intended by his treating physician.  He’s extremely cautious about when and how he ingests marijuana because he knows that it can affect his ability to drive and perform certain tasks.  If he smoked marijuana, he always…

201301.25
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Unexpected Impairment: Prescription Drugs and DUI

It may not surprise you to hear that alcohol is not the only substance that can impair you and cause a DUI charge. Driving under the influence of illegal drugs such as cocaine, various hallucinogens, and so on is illegal, although the ongoing controversy is beginning to create a legal grey area over medical marijuana….