201311.19
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MVD points on your driver record

The Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) assesses points against your permanent driving record each time you are convicted of or are found responsible for a moving violation: • DUI (blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, 0.04% if commercial vehicle): 8 points • Extreme DUI (BAC of 0.15% or higher): 8 points • Reckless driving:…

201310.28
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What you need to know about MVD

First, you must understand that the MVD process is, for the most part, separate and distinct from what will happen to you in the courtroom. Second, be aware that MVD is literally “King of the Road.” This is where it gets confusing: you will run into circumstances where, for example, the court will enter an…

201307.03
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DUI’s and the July 4th Holiday

Last year in Arizona a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers over the July 4th holiday led to more than 100 arrests.  The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says 33 of the 108 arrests were for extreme DUI. That’s when a driver’s blood-alcohol level is a .15 percent or higher, or nearly double the…

201304.27
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DUI Conviction May Affect Child Custody

According to Flagstaff Police, fifty-nine-year-old Deborah A. Ogden was arrested on Tuesday for suspicion of extreme DUI. Ms. Ogden, according to Police, has four previous DUI convictions since 2004. Police said Ms. Ogden was pulled over when Officers observed her driving erratically. After Police stopped Ms. Ogden, Officers smelled alcohol inside Ms. Ogden’s vehicle. According…

201304.17
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Phoenix Police Recording Traffic Stops

According to Phoenix Police Department Spokesman Tommy Thompson, beginning Monday, fifty Maryvale precinct Police Officers will be equipped with cameras to record traffic stops and home calls. According to the Police Department, in 2011, Officers began using the video cameras, which were purchased with the assistance of a federal grant, as part of a 90-day…

201304.16
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420 Drug Test

According to a report released by the CDC, in 2011, Arizona students ranked #1 for students who were given drugs, sold drugs or offered drugs at school. Specifically, the study found that high school students in Arizona ranked #2 in the nation for cocaine use and fell within the top seven states in the country…

201304.08
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Farrah Abraham Arrested for DUI

Farrah Abraham, star of the MTV reality show Teen Mom, was arrested for DUI last month The twenty-year-old, who became famous by publicizing her dramatic dating life, and emotional relationship with her mother, was arrested in Omaha. According to Officials, Ms. Abraham’s blood-alcohol content at the time of arrest was 0.147, nearly twice the legal…

201304.05
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Closing Loopholes in Medical Marijuana Law

Phoenix Republican Senator Kimberly Yee is the primary sponsor of three medical marijuana bills aimed at closing “loopholes” in the 2010 voter-mandated medical marijuana law and providing university researchers with the opportunity to study the effects of medical marijuana.  One bill sponsored by Senator Yee directs Police to destroy medical marijuana that is seized by…