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About AZ Criminal Defense Group

Managing partner and co-founder of Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC.

Arizona Criminal Justice Reform

What is going on with Arizona criminal justice reform?

arizona criminal justice reformTwo buzzword phrases float around the Capitol every year: “criminal justice reform” and “tough on crime.” These bills are floated every year in Arizona and many on both sides pass. “Tough on crime” bills typically revolve […]

Random Police Pull-Overs – They are Illegal in Arizona!

Random Police Pull-Overs: They Are Illegal in Arizona!

Getting pulled over by police officers in Arizona is going to be nerve-wracking for most drivers, even if they haven’t done anything wrong. Anxiousness and worries interfere with the sound judgment of the situation and many people forget about their rights during random police pull-overs.

In Arizona, police officers […]

Criminal Damage – Destroying Property with a Vehicle

What Happens if You Destroy Property While Operating a Vehicle Drunk?

Driving under the influences carries certain risks. If you get pulled over by police officers, you will be sanctioned for the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. If you damage property while operating a vehicle under the influence, you will also be charged with […]

Getting Frisked in Arizona and Knowing Your Rights

Getting Frisked in Arizona and Knowing Your Rights

Does the police have the right to frisk you at any given time? What are your rights in such a situation and can you turn down a frisk? These are important questions and you need to know what your rights are in the case of a police stop […]

What is the Admin Per Se Suspension?

What is the Admin Per Se Suspension?

Arizona Revised Statutes 28-1385 provides a clear explanation of the admin per se suspension – a measure that involves losing one’s driving privileges in the event of alcohol consumption or another form of impairment. This is one of the two such provisions relating to DUI regulations […]

Arizona DUI and Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Arizona DUI and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs

DUI cases come with their specifics. Whenever the transgression related to drug or alcohol abuse is more serious, the vehicle operator could be ordered by court to join a treatment or education program. In some instances, cooperation and enrolment in such a program could contribute to court leniency […]

Will I have to Spend Time in Jail for an Arizona DUI?

Will I have to spend time in jail for an Arizona DUI?

If you are facing DUI charges in Arizona, you might be concerned about whether you will have to spend time in jail. After all DUI is a serious offense that could haunt you for years to come. Any DUI charge in Arizona should not […]

What Are the Arizona Auto Theft Laws?

What Are the Arizona Auto Theft Laws?

If you have been charged under Arizona auto theft laws, you need to be aware of these laws and the punishment that can accompany such charges. According to Arizona law, “means of transportation” can mean any vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, or truck. If an individual takes control of […]

When Can a Criminal Lawyer Withdraw from a Case in Arizona?

When can a Criminal Lawyer Withdraw from a Case in Arizona?

The State Bar of Arizona sets the Rules of Professional Conduct that all attorneys must adhere to. These rules outline permissible practices, the rights and responsibilities of lawyers. They also highlight some […]

The Criminal Appeals Process in Arizona

The Criminal Appeals Process in Arizona

Having been convicted of a crime in Arizona does not mean the battle is over. There are still things you can do to challenge the decision. Going through the criminal appeals process is an essential. For best results, you obviously need an experienced legal representative who is familiar with […]

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