Arizona Teen Drunk Driving – Punishments and Unique Details

  • Arizona Teen Drunk Driving – Punishments and Unique Details

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    Driving under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous, and DUI laws exist to deter drivers from operating their vehicles while intoxicated. Many motorists still choose to drive under the influence, and a disproportionate number of DUI-related fatalities are caused by drivers younger than 21. The standards for legal alcohol consumption are […]

  • How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

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    Drug use has been an ongoing issue in the United States for the past few decades. Recently, drug overdoses have overtaken car accidents as the most common cause of accidental deaths in the country. Consequently, more people are advocating for better awareness programs and educational services to warn Americans about the dangers of drug use. […]

  • Domestic Violence – Common Tactics of Control

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    Domestic violence is a constant problem around the country that leads to thousands of physical injuries, emotional damages, and violence-related deaths every year. The state of Arizona received 28,546 domestic violence hotline and information/referral calls in 2016 and provided 283,170 emergency shelter nights to adults and children. These staggering numbers point to an urgent need […]

  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales to Reach $367 Million in 2016

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    It has been 7 years since the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona with Proposition 203. In this time, sales have soared around the state. As the final sales numbers for medical marijuana in 2016 roll in, marijuana industry research groups predict Arizona medical marijuana sales to reach $367 million – a big jump from […]

  • Can the Police Question a Minor Before Contacting Their Parents?

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    Interactions between police officers and youths often raise certain questions of consent and parental rights. Parents may feel that officers have infringed upon their rights and the rights of their minor child when police question a child before notifying the parents. It often feels like police officers take advantage of nervous, scared, or unsuspecting minors […]

  • Do Restraining Orders Work?

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    A restraining order (or order of protection) is something the court may impose to protect domestic violence victims from their perpetrators. A restraining order can prohibit an abuser from making any kind of contact with the victim, preventing him or her from coming within a certain distance of a home, workplace, school, or other location […]

  • Restraining Orders – How You Can Violate a Restraining/Protective Order

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    In 2015, domestic violence hotlines in Arizona received 25,185 calls. Involvement in any type of domestic violence dispute can lead to one party filing a restraining order against the other. The Arizona courts impose restraining orders, or “orders of protection,” against alleged perpetrators to prevent further harm to the victim. A restraining order means the […]

  • False Allegations of Domestic Abuse – What You Need to Know

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    The United States Justice System operates on the belief that someone is innocent until proven guilty. This is the basis for all criminal and civil cases. Unfortunately, judges and juries often believe the accusers in domestic violence cases – regardless of evidence, the defendant’s rights, and due process. If you face a false domestic abuse […]

  • The Most Dangerous (and Safest) Cities in Arizona

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    What is the most dangerous city in Arizona? What is the safest? When you’re examining the safety of your city in Arizona, it’s likely that the first thing you want to know is, “what’s the crime rate?” However, there is more to determining a city’s level of danger or safety than simply looking at crime. […]

  • An Analysis of FBI Crime Data Just Released – Should We Be Worried?

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    Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases their statistics for the previous year’s crime totals. Some people have expressed concern over a notable uptick in violent crime rates within the FBI crime data. However, it’s important to assume a “big picture” view of these statistics. Although some violent crime statistics increased from 2014 […]