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Criminal Law

DUI, Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI – What’s the Difference?

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Every day, 29 people across the United States die in a motor vehicle crash that involves a driver who was impaired by alcohol. Drinking and driving-related motor vehicle crashes in general account for 28% of all traffic-related fatalities in our country.  Each state is responsible for creating its own laws for drinking and driving crimes. With national statistics like these, it is no wonder states like Arizona have chosen to crack down on drinking and driving-related crimes to protect their citizens. It has been a combined effort at the federal and state levels, including nonprofits and citizen advocacy groups, to reduce the threat of impaired driving on our roadways.

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Crime Stats During a Pandemic: What is Up and What is Down

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2020 has been a unique year for everyone. The criminal justice system and the legal field are not an exception. As criminal defense attorneys, at Antol & Sherman, we have witnessed changes in the types of crimes that were committed during the pandemic lockdowns and also how that shifted once states started to re-open. Crime has not stopped during Coronavirus. People are still being arrested and some court proceedings are happening while others are being postponed causing significant delays impacting constitutional rights. 

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Access to Justice: Are your constitutional criminal rights protected during a pandemic?

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Throughout the entire coronavirus stay-at-home order, courthouses in Arizona and locally in Coconino County have remained open. Government in general is classified as essential but the courthouses go a step further because they are our access to justice in the United States. The Coconino County courthouses take their instructions from a statewide judicial administrative order but the chief administrative judge for each county also has authority to further mandate how courthouses in their jurisdiction will function during coronavirus. The judges in Coconino County have individual discretion to decide what proceedings are going forward, which ones are postponed, and whether parties and their attorneys may appear in person or virtually. The current order will expire on May 31st, 2020 but it is anticipated that many restrictions will be extended into the summer.

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Flagstaff?

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Flagstaff?   Flagstaff is a bike-friendly city, a great place for family riding, commuting, and we have our fair share of athletes that are here to train. Many of our citizens enjoy the convenience of biking in Flagstaff, from our early morning commuters biking to work…

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9 Friends to Stay Away From This Tequila Sunrise

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9 Friends to Stay Away From This Tequila Sunrise We all have those friends or acquaintances who have dangerous behavior (like getting a DUI or public intoxication) when they drink alcohol, especially in large quantities. With the approach of the familiar Flagstaff tradition, Tequila Sunrise, we wanted to give you a few examples of people…

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What Marijuana Laws Do I Need to Know in Northern Arizona?

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What Marijuana Laws Do I Need to Know in Northern Arizona? Most people are quite familiar with marijuana. Whether they know someone who has/does use it, has/does use it themselves, have smelled it around the community or have heard about it on an assortment of media platforms, you know what it is. With this level…

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What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

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A felony and misdemeanor can shape the rest of one’s life in very different ways. Knowing the difference can be important when facing potential penalties. This blog will give examples of the penalties you may face. It will also explain how they may affect your life if charged with a felony or misdemeanor.   Felony…

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Arizona Cannabis Laws: What’s Legal?

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Arizona Cannabis Laws: What’s Legal? With more and more states legalizing cannabis products, from medical to recreational marijuana and associated products such as those made with hemp or hemp-produced CBD — totaling 10 states and the District of Columbia since 2012 — it has become increasingly attractive to use and consume such substances. However, the…

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