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Who Decides If I Will Be Removed From the Work Furlough Program?

Prior to being removed from the work furlough program, you are entitled to a hearing before a judge. For example, if the work furlough administrator (typically this is your probation officer) determines that you were in violation of program rules, your probation officer would notify the court and petition the court to have you removed…

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Work Release: What Is It? Who Gets It?

What it is: A work release is permission to leave the jail facility unsupervised for a maximum of 12 hours a day, six days a week, to attend work or school. How is this different from work furlough? Work furlough is a more restrictive program that is supervised by detention officers and requires the participation…

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Blood Tests Thrown Out in At Least 11 Drunk Driving Cases originating in Scottsdale.

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 challenged the validity of the blood-testing equipment in…

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Phoenix Police Department Detective Charged with Extreme DUI

Detective Lori Demski, 36, a 9-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, was arrested August 11, 2013 in the Mountain View precinct of the Phoenix Police Department. Demski’s neighbor, having spotted signs indicating Demski was drunk, called the police alerting them after witnessing Demski drive away from her home near 19th Avenue and Interstate 17….

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What Will Happen To Me If I Am Convicted Of A Felony For The Fourth DUI Offense?

PENALTIES IF YOUR FOURTH DUI IS A FELONY Depending on the underlying facts of your felony DUI, it may be a class IV felony or a class VI felony. This distinction is very important because the penalties differ substantially. Notice that the misdemeanor penalties depend on what your BAC was at the time of driving…

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What Are The Penalties If Your Fourth DUI Is A Misdemeanor?

Your fourth DUI is considered a misdemeanor if it is your first DUI outside the 84 month (seven year) period. You will be treated as a first-time misdemeanor DUI offender. However, please note that although the State cannot use your prior convictions to impose increased punishment (this is called “alleging the prior conviction”), they can…

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What Will Happen To Me If I Am Convicted of a DUI For The Fourth Time?

THIS IS MY FORTH DUI OFFENSE, WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE PENALTIES? Before we can determine what the penalties will be for your fourth offense DUI in Arizona, we must know the date of the fourth violation, the dates of the three prior DUI violations, the status of your driver license, whether you had any restriction(s)…