Ignition Interlock Device – What is it and how does it affect your daily life?

Flagstaff Arizona Ignition Interlock Device

If you are like the vast majority of people in Arizona, you depend on your car for transportation to work, picking up your kids, running errands, traveling to enjoy the great Arizona outdoors on the weekends, and other basic necessities in your life. If you find yourself charged with a DUI, one of the many punishments the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division and/or courts can order is an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. To sum it up, it’s a major inconvenience, drain on your wallet, and is often embarrassing for people because it is a constant visible reminder of the mistake of driving under the influence.

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Other (Surprising) Ways you can get a DUI in Flagstaff, AZ

Other (Surprising) Ways you can get a DUI in Flagstaff, AZ

Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws prohibit people from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the slightest degree, but what does that actually mean? As with all areas of law, it all comes down to how words are defined in our laws and how the courts interpret them. Previously we have discussed what “operating” means – driving down the road or in “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle and what the penalties are for the tiers of DUI charges, but what is a motor vehicle? The answer may surprise you! Here are other (surprising) ways you can get a DUI in Flagstaff, AZ!

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How Much Does a DUI cost in AZ?

DUI Cost in Arizona

DUI – can you afford it? One of the most dangerous and also expensive decisions you can make is to drink and drive. What does a DUI cost you? That is a question with a broad answer and unfortunately we have to answer that question with “it depends.” Often there are numerous factors that determine the cost of DUI in Arizona, which we will lay all those out for you here so you know everything there is to know about what expected costs await you if you get charged with DUI.

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Marijuana DUI Laws in Flagstaff, Arizona

Marijuana DUI Laws

Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in the state of Arizona, that has many people wondering how that impacts marijuana DUI laws and whether there are exceptions or defenses if you have a medical marijuana card. The short answer to the question of “can you drive while high” is still a hard “no.” Antol and Sherman, PC is your go-to criminal defense firm in Northern Arizona so here is our rundown of marijuana DUI laws in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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

DUI Flagstaff Arizona

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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Top 10 ADOT Signs of the Decade

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Top 10 ADOT Signs of the Decade As 2019 comes to a close, we decided to take the time to reflect on something our very own Arizona Department of Transportation has received nation-wide recognition for – witty freeway signs. Check them out and we hope their messages resonate with you! The Best of the Best…

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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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Everything You Need to Know About a MIC

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Everything You Need to Know About a MIC August marks the beginning of the school year here in Flagstaff. As many new, wide-eyed college students move in, many new situations arise. While learning how to do your own laundry or make dinner or find the building that liberal studies class is in, you’ll also get…

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Tips to Stay Safe This Independence Day

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Tips to Stay Safe This Independence Day The Fourth of July/Independence Day is right around the corner and whether you’re going to the parade in Downtown Flagstaff, lounging by your favorite pool, having a big BBQ or heading out of town, staying safe will lead to a much more enjoyable holiday. Make sure to watch…

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