Arizona Supreme Court Demands Police Change DUI Tactics


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Mark DuBiel discusses the ramifications of the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling in State v. Valenzuela, addressing the language that officers use to obtain DUI suspects’ consent to breath and blood testing.  Click here to read the full story.

Police: ‘Fair DUI’ flier Could Escalate Traffic Stops

Some attorneys say there’s a legal loophole that drivers can use to get through traffic stops and not speak with officers. It’s called the Fair DUI Flyer and thanks to social media, it’s gone. Click here to read the full story.

Phoenix Veterans Court Serves as Model for Others

Many veterans who come home after their deployment find transition to civilian life can be rife with isolation, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress. They may also find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Click here to read the full story. Some attorneys say there’s a legal loophole that drivers can use to get through traffic stops and not speak with officers. It’s called the Fair DUI Flyer and thanks to social media, it’s gone. Click here to read the full story.

Mark DuBiel Discusses Arizona Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Scottsdale Crime Lab DUI Cases

Attorney Mark DuBiel discusses the Arizona Supreme Court’s recent announcement that it will be reviewing the decisions involving the Scottsdale Crime Lab results for eleven felony driving under the influence (DUI) cases.

Mark DuBiel is asked about his attempts to launch a Veterans Court in the city of Scottsdale

PHOENIX (CBS5) – Many veterans who come home after their deployment find transition to civilian life can be rife with isolation, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress. They may also find themselves on the wrong side of the law. That’s why Phoenix set up a special veterans court working with veterans, rather than against them. The problem is, not all jurisdictions are on board. Read more…

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Mark DuBiel Instrumental in Superior Court Ruling: Scottsdale Crime Lab Results “Unreliable”

Blood-test results will be suppressed in at least 11 felony drunk-driving cases that originated in Scottsdale following a Superior Court Judge’s ruling this week, which could affect hundreds of other cases. The DUI cases were consolidated and set before Superior Court Judge Jerry Bernstein because they all had one thing in common: a challenge to the validity of the blood-testing equipment in the Scottsdale Police Department’s crime lab.

February 1, 2014: Problems with Arizona’s “Know Your Limit” Campaign

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — While admirable in its effort to educate people as to alcohol consumption, the Arizona government’s “Know Your Limit” campaign specifics simply are not reliable for the vast majority of the population, completely ignoring the scientific intricacies of a person’s BAC related to gender, weight, drinking history, food consumption and elimination rates. Without going into too much detail “debunking” the pamphlet, here are a few notable highlights that everyone (especially women) MUST read if they are planning on going to the Open and drinking. Read more…

November 20, 2013: Scottsdale Crime Lab’s faulty machine at center of court battle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On Wednesday, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office begins its appeal of a judge’s bombshell ruling, which found major problems with a piece of equipment at the Scottsdale Crime Lab. The device was a malfunctioning blood machine, which has tested thousands of samples in DUI cases. Read more…

November 1, 2013: Prosecutors challenge judge’s tossing of Scottsdale lab’s DUI findings

A Superior Court judge’s decision to throw out blood evidence in nearly a dozen Scottsdale DUI cases because of concerns about the lab’s blood-testing equipment has done little to change the view among police and prosecutors that the lab is impeccable.

Superior Court Judge Rules Scottsdale Crime Lab Results “Unreliable”

SCOTTSDALE — A judge suppressed blood evidence used in a group of DUI cases from Scottsdale, citing ‘malfunctioning’ equipment at the Scottsdale Crime Lab. In his ruling, after a year-long legal battle, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jerry Bernstein said he has “significant questions” about the “reliability and confidence in” a machine used to test DUI suspects’ blood at the lab. The case, filed by a group of Valley attorneys, specifically focused on 11 DUI cases, but the attorneys say Thursday’s ruling could have a ripple effect. “Absolutely, [anyone with a Scottsdale DUI case] should contact an attorney to have them review their case,” attorney Mark DuBiel told 3TV. “Because the very first day this machine was out of the box, it had a problem.”. Read the Scottsdale DUI story on AZFamily Channel 3 Read the story on KPNX Phoenix Channel 12 Read the story on KPHO Phoenix Channel 5 Read the update on KPHO PHoenix Channel 5

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AZDUI’s Mark Dubiel and Other Attorneys Argue That Scottsdale’s DUI Blood Testing Equipment Was Faulty

SCOTTSDALE — Thousands of DUI cases since 2009 could be called into question, due to possible problems with the blood testing equipment at one valley police department. These attorneys say the Scottsdale crime lab has used this faulty blood testing equipment since 2009. Read More

Brett Sutter Skates Away From Further Consequences

SCOTTSDALE — The final buzzer has sounded in the criminal case involving Brett Sutter – and the former Calgary Flames forward has skated from any further consequences.

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Brett Sutter pleads guilty to punching cabbie in U.S

SCOTTSDALE — Former Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter has pleaded guilty to punching a cab driver during a road trip in Arizona, saying he wants to own up to his actions. Sutter, 24, pleaded guilty in Scottsdale City Court on Monday to disorderly conduct and received a fine of $323.60 US in connection with the incident outside a sports bar in the Phoenix suburb on Nov. 11, 2010.

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Nikolai Khabibulin accepts 30 days in Arizona DUI case

PHOENIX — Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin accepted his 30-day jail sentence on Tuesday for charges of driving under the influence, withdrawing an earlier appeal that kept the case in limbo for almost a year…

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Oilers’ Khabibulin abandons appeal, will serve jail time

EDMONTON — Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will serve 15 days in an Arizona jail after he dropped his appeal Tuesday of a drunk driving conviction….

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Khabibulin drops appeal in drunk driving case

Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin will turn himself in at an Arizona jail on Saturday after appearing before a judge in Scottsdale on Tuesday to drop his appeal of a drunk driving conviction….

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Goalie accepts 30-day jail sentence

PHOENIX — Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on Tuesday withdrew an appeal to his extreme drunken-driving conviction, accepting a 30-day jail sentence….

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REPORT: KHABIBULIN DROPS DUI APPEAL PROCESS; HEADED TO JAIL

PHOENIX — Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on Tuesday withdrew an appeal to his extreme drunken-driving conviction, accepting a 30-day jail sentence…

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Khabibulin withdraws appeal, accepts 30-day sentence for DUI

It’s been almost a year since Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin(notes) was sentenced to 30 days in jail for driving under the influence and speeding in February of 2010…

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Khabibulin withdraws appeal, sentenced

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was arrested for DUI last February after being pulled over in Arizona. He was issued a field sobriety test after he was stopped for going 70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, and was facing a 30-day jail sentence as a result of a guilty verdict…

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Oilers G Khabibulin drops DUI appeal, to serve sentence

Edmonton, AB — Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin has dropped his appeal on a drunk-driving charge and will serve out his full sentence…

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Edmonton Oilers’ Nikolai Khabibulin drops appeal, will serve time within week

Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin has dropped his appeal of the 30-day jail term he received for a DUI and speeding charges in Arizona, his lawyer confirmed with Sporting News…

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