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The 7 Emotional Stages of DUI

1. SHOCK & DENIAL Your initial reaction to being charged with a DUI is normally one of numbed disbelief.  You may deny the reality of the situation at some level, in order to hide yourself from the reality.  This is a normal reaction and for many people, a DUI is their first real run-in with…

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Not a Happy Mother’s Day for All

A high school teenager who had been in a collision with a drunken driver this past Thursday died in the hospital over the weekend. Cody Bishop, 18, was driving his van near the intersection of Ray and Rural Roads in Chandler when he was struck by a Chevy pickup around 10:15 p.m. Thursday night. Police…

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Out-of-State Visitors can get DUI’s too

It’s pretty much common knowledge that Arizona has harsh penalties for DUI offenses, particularly in and around Scottsdale where the nightlife is constantly booming. So it seems second nature to us Arizonans to always plan ahead—carpool, designate a sober driver or take a cab. We’ve heard too many stories of friends getting DUI’s and we’ve…

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Dealing with the DMV and the Court System

In this video,  we uncover the complexities of dealing with both the court system and the DMV when you are charged with a DUI. Being charged with a DUI can be a very confusing process. When a DUI is charged you have to deal with the court system and the DMV. What happens with one…

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DUI Driver Who Killed Teen Gets Sentenced

A DUI driver who killed a teenage female in 2008 received his sentence last week. Manuel Contreras-Galdean, 33, pleaded guilty last year to one count each of manslaughter and aggravated assault for the Nov. 15, 2008, collision that killed 16-year-old Kelly Tracy of Mesa and injured her brother Matthew Tracy, then 17, as he was…

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What are the Penalties in Arizona for a 2nd DUI?

For first-time offenders, DUIs will generally be considered as misdemeanors and punishment usually involves fines, suspension of one’s driving privileges and attendance in an alcoholic education course. But things start to go downhill rapidly when repeat offenses start to accumulate. So, what exactly happens when you get a repeat DUI offense in the state of…