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Understanding Your Arizona Extreme DUI Case

In the state of Arizona, there are many different consequences if you are convicted of DUI.  A DUI charge is not straightforward, there are many different types of DUI depending on factors such as blood alcohol level.  Every year Arizona has a huge number of DUI cases and they have tightened penalties to try to […]

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Understanding Your Arizona Extreme DUI Case

In the state of Arizona, there are many different consequences if you are convicted of DUI.  A DUI charge is not straightforward, there are many different types of DUI depending on factors such as blood alcohol level.  Every year Arizona has a huge number of DUI cases and they have tightened penalties to try to […]

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Arizona DUI Arrest – What Happens if Your License is Suspended?

If you have been arrested for DUI in Arizona, you may be facing a variety of penalties.  What penalties you face will be dependent on different factors such as what your blood alcohol level registered as or what the results of a breathalyzer were.  Additionally, did you violate any other traffic/moving laws while driving under […]

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Should You Request an Independent Blood Test for Your Arizona DUI Arrest?

When you have been arrested for DUI there are a few ways in which the police may choose to test your blood alcohol level.  There is a breathalyzer test, urine test, or a blood alcohol test.  The police can conduct any of these tests to determine whether or not you should be charged with DUI […]

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DUI attorney discusses THC DUIs

With the legalization of marijuana slowly taking shape across America, authorities are actively attempting to develop comprehensive policies to deal with drug DUI cases that involve THC.  THC is the active intoxicant found in marijuana.  Unlike alcohol, there isn’t a standardized test that law enforcement uses to determine if the driver is over the “legal […]

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I Just Got a DUI – Am I Going to Jail?

Whether it is your first DUI charge or you have gotten more than one, you are probably wondering if you are going to have to serve jail time.  While driving under the influence is always a bad idea, there are often mistakes made or wrongful DUIs so the possibility of jail time can be very […]

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6 Reasons to Hire Alcock Law for Your Arizona DUI

If you have been arrested for an Arizona DUI you need to hire an attorney to fight for your rights and interests in your case.  Driving while under the influence is never a good idea but mistakes are often made – not just on behalf of the driver but on the behalf of law enforcement.  […]

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5 Things That Will Happen If You Are Arrested for Arizona DUI

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, you may be wondering what is going to happen to you next.  At Alcock Law, we are here to tell you that if you have been arrested you will go to court for criminal charges so you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney […]

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6 Reasons to Hire an Arizona DUI Attorney

Have you recently been arrested for a DUI in the state of Arizona?  If so, one of the best things you can do for your DUI case is to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. If you can, hire a DUI attorney before you answer a single question because there are many factors […]

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DUI Traffic Stop – What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over

Under no circumstance do we advise that you drink and drive, but, if you are ever pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), it is important to know your rights.  By knowing your rights you can choose the appropriate actions to protect yourself.  It can be terrifying to be pulled over by […]

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What Exactly Is Felony Aggravated DUI

Driving under the influence is never a good idea and can result in injury or death.  If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to obtain an attorney for assistance with your case.  There are many different types of DUI and understanding the legal implications of your specific case can be difficult.  It […]

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DUI Conviction – What it Means for Your Driver’s License

Will You Be Able to Drive After a DUI? Being convicted of DUI in Arizona can come with a variety of consequences depending on the specific charges and type of conviction.  Depending on things like your blood alcohol content or previous DUI/DWI charges, you will either be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony and […]

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DUI ATTORNEY IN PHOENIX: HOW ACCURATE IS BREATH TESTING ANYWAY?

DUI Attorney in Phoenix: How accurate is breath testing anyway? Posted by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock In Arizona, many people who are arrested for DUI offenses are asked to blow into an Intoxilyzer machine. It doesn’t seem necessary to point out that a person’s breath is different from a person’s blood. Obviously, then, this machine […]

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What You Need to Know About Arizona DUI Laws & Penalties

Though no one should ever drive under the influence, people do make mistakes from time to time.  If you have been pulled over for DUI, it is important to know your rights under Arizona’s DUI laws and penalties.  It is your right to respectfully and politely refuse a field sobriety test.  You may still be […]

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DUI DRUG CASES ON THE RISE IN ARIZONA

By DUI Lawyers DUI drug cases in Arizona are on the rise. The Arizona Republic is reporting that officers are seeing an increase in drug related DUI cases. Phoenix DUI lawyersare noticing the same trend. However, my guess is that the real reason why drug cases are on the rise is due to the fact […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: HALLOWEEN TASK FORCES IN ARIZONA ON THE WAY

Phoenix DUI attorney Nick Alcock explains what to look out for this upcoming holiday season. Be careful because the police are out in force and they are looking to pull anyone over who has exhibited even the slightest evidence of impaired driving. Police will be pulling people over for equipment violations and ticky-tack civil traffic […]

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CARDINALS’ LINEBACKER TO SERVE JAIL TIME IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR ARIZONA DUI

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: It became known on Wednesday that Arizona Cardinals linebacker Clark Haggans was to serve nine days in jail related to a DUI arrest in 2011. In a statement, the former Pittsburgh Steeler explained that he was in an emergency situation. While attending a concert, his daughter’s babysitter called […]

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COMBATIVE ELDERLY MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED DUI IN SCOTTSDALE

Posted by Scottsdale DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: It is not uncommon for individuals at an advanced stage of their lives to hold on to that precious freedom and privilege that comes with the ability to legally drive an automobile with all their might. Many times it is just a matter of pride. Such was the […]

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TEMPE DAD FOUND LEGALLY DRUNK WITH BABY AND TODDLER IN HOT CAR

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: If you have spent any amount of time outside in the past week you know the temperatures in the Valley are indeed getting hotter by the day. You would think most parents would know better than to leave their children in their cars in such extreme conditions. Unfortunately, […]

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SECOND OFFENSE DUI IN ARIZONA: DUI ATTORNEY

DUI Attorney explains jail time for repeat offenders. If you have previously been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, a second offense can mean big increases in jail time and fines. Arizona law allows the government to use a misdemeanor DUI prior that is 7 years old. The state uses the date of offense as […]

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FIRST TIME DUI JAIL TIME EXPLAINED

DUI jail time in Arizona is not easy to explain. If you look at all the DUI attorney web sites, you will see a tremendous range of possibilities. This is due to the fact that there have been recent changes to DUI law in Arizona. Further, some DUI attorneys will state the maximum jail time […]

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STATEWIDE HOLIDAY TASK FORCE NETS 4,000 DUI ARRESTS: DUI ATTORNEY

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock Well, so much for a reduction in the number of DUI arrests in Arizona. While the DUI task force in Arizona started slowly, it looks like they made up for lost time. In all, over 4,000 were arrested for drunk driving across the state. From Thanksgiving to December 22, […]

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DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS YOUR RIGHTS

Posted By DUI Attorney Nick Alcock If you are pulled over for a DUI offense, what should you do? Should you complete field sobriety tests, but refuse breath or blood tests? What happens if you tell a police officer that you want to speak with a DUI lawyer? The answers might surprise you. Phoenix DUI […]

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY DUI TASKFORCE ARRESTS 50+

DUI attorneys are surprised to see that there weren’t more DUI arrests over the St. Patrick’s day holiday weekend. The West Valley DUI task force is reporting that out of more than 300 traffic stops, fifty drivers were cited for DUI. In all, over 30 officers participated in the saturation patrols. During those task forces, […]

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ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL: HOW TO GET A DUI IN ARIZONA WITHOUT DRIVING

Actual Physical Control by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Most people when they think of DUI cases think of the stereotypical “drunk driver,” weaving down the road and crashing into trash cans on the side of the road. DUI Attorneys in Arizona all know that you don’t need to actually be driving a vehicle to get […]

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HOW DUI BLOOD TESTING WORKS IN AZ

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses how blood testing works in DUI cases If you have been pulled over for DUI in Arizona the police officer will generally ask you to submit to a portable breath test on site. If you are arrested, you may be asked to submit to a blood or breath test at the […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: JURY STILL OUT ON JAIL TIME

You would think after months of advance warning that the Courts would know how to handle Arizona’s new DUI laws. Instead, we are seeing a hodge-podge of different policies and procedures. As a DUI attorney, this is aggravating. Last year the Arizona State Legislature change ARS 28-1381 and 28-1382. In part, work release is now […]

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MISS USA HIRES DUI ATTORNEYS

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock, Phoenix Arizona Rima Fakih’s reign as Miss USA was described as a victory for diversity. Supporters classified her win, the first for an Arab-American, as a progressive step towards countering negative stereotypes about people of Middle Eastern descent. But now the former Miss USA is facing a trial involving […]

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DUI ATTORNEYS: CHANGES IN THE LAW PART II

DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Quick update on a post I put up some time ago. The City of Phoenix currently is not sentencing people retroactively for DUI offenses. This means that if you were arrested for an extreme DUI or a super extreme DUI last year, you can’t take advantage of the new sentencing laws. […]

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DUI PUNISHMENT IN ARIZONA: HOW PRIORS WORK

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses how DUI priors affect sentencing If you already have prior DUI conviction(s) on your record, you may be interested to know what kinds of penalties await you if you get caught drinking and driving again. Generally, states view repeat DUI offenders in a very unfavorable light, which is reflected in the […]

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DUI ATTORNEY WINS TRIAL BY JURY, FOUND GUILTY BY JUDGE ANYWAY

Posted by DUI attorney in Phoenix Nick Alcock Here’s exactly why people should be entitled to a trial by jury for DUI charges. In Allentown PA, a woman won her trial by jury on the equivalent of an extreme DUI, but then the judge found her guilty for a lesser form of the charge. How […]

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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CITY DUI COURTS IN ARIZONA

There are a few things that anyone charged with a misdemeanor DUI in Arizona should know. I have looked at the information out there, and it seems to me that some clarification is in order. Here are the top ten things you need to know about City DUI cases in Arizona. Obviously this list is […]

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HOW TO GET AN ARIZONA DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: With the help of an experienced DUI attorney it is certainly possible for a person accused of DUI to get his or her DUI reduced down to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving. The key is in knowing the situations and circumstances that tend to lead to reductions […]

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DUI ATTORNEY SAYS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING AS BAD AS DUI

DUI attorneys at Alcock & Associates DUI Attorney says texting while driving as bad as DUI: We agree. KTAR is reporting that other DUI attorneys in Phoenix are speaking out about the dangers of texting while driving. We agree wholeheartedly. What we know about impaired driving tells us that texting while behind the wheel may […]

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PHOENIX DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS HOW YOU CAN AVOID TENT CITY

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock knows one thing about tent city. People hate it. The City of Scottsdale offers a program whereby people serving sentences of 48 hours or less can choose their jail over the tents. There are some decided advantages to Scottsdale. The […]

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UNDERAGE DRINKER CHARGED WITH DUI WAS ILLEGAL, SAY CHANDLER POLICE

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Original article source: http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2011/07/25/20110725chandler-mic-immigrant-abrk.html A 19-year-old man was found to be in the country illegally after Chandler police arrested him Friday on suspicion of underage drinking, officials said. A Chandler police officer was patrolling an alley near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue when he noticed […]

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DUI ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK ON DUI TRIALS IN ARIZONA

DUI Attorney on Jury Trials Click on the text above for the Video Here’s a video blog I posted on DUI jury trials in Arizona. As a DUI attorney in Arizona, I feel very strongly that everyone should be entitled to a DUI jury trial. DUI is a serious offense and treating it like a […]

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PULLED OVER FOR A DUI, ASK TO SPEAK WITH A DUI ATTORNEY ASAP

watch?v=f1JtF4O4iWQ http://youtu.be/f1JtF4O4iWQ Here’s a video about what to do if you are pulled over for DUI in Arizona. Ideally, get a cab. But if you find yourself in a bad situation, bear in mind that you can always ask to speak with a DUI attorney. Asking to speak with a DUI lawyer effectively shuts down […]

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STANFORD STAR FOOTBALL PLAYER NEEDS A GOOD DUI ATTORNEY

Posted By DUI attorney Nick Alcock Here’s another story that makes you shake your head. Yet another sports figure is imperiling his future with a DUI arrest. Stanford football player Shayne Skov was recently arrested for a DUI offense in California. Last weekend, the football player was booked for DUI as he returned home to […]

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SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE AND DRUNK DRIVING: BY DUI ATTORNEY RYAN CURRY

The “New” Arizona Rules of Evidence and How They Apply in DUI Cases: DUI Attorney Ryan Curry Scientific evidence serves as perhaps the most compelling foundation for the State’s case against a defendant accused of Driving Under the Influence in Arizona. This “evidence” is pervasive throughout any DUI case, from field sobriety tests to the […]

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PHOENIX DUI ATTORNEY ANSWERS A SIMPLE QUESTION: WHAT DOES A DUI ATTORNEY DO ANYWAY?

As a Phoenix DUI Attorney with over a decade of experience, I am asked by many people, “what do you really do for people charged with a DUI offense?” It is a completely valid question. I have met with many people who previously were arrested for a DUI case. They hired another attorney and felt […]

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ANOTHER REPEAT OFFENDER GETS LENGTHY SENTENCE FOR 6TH DUI CONVICTION

Posted by Phoenix Felony DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: The moment he ended up in the creek, he was up the creek without a paddle. Jeffrey P. Allen has been down this road before, but this time it’s really going to cost him. Perhaps forgetting all about his previous five DUI convictions, the 42-year-old Chicago suburbanite […]

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LA DODGER WON’T NEED A DUI ATTORNEY, HE JUST HIT HIS HEAD.

Los Angeles Dodger James Loney won’t face charges for DUI, despite his erratic behavior after his car accident. Mr. Loney was driving his Maserati and hit a number of cars on a California freeway. When the police contacted him his behavior was described as, “erratic.” He submitted to a number of tests (after he initially […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: VIDEO BLOG ABOUT DUI PATROLS THIS ST. PADDY’S DAY

Here’s my video blog about the increased DUI patrols this St. Patrick’s Day. Please be very careful out there. Drink plenty of green beer but then take a green cab home. 602-200-2000 is a good cab company number. Easy to remember even if you are tipsy.

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DUI ATTORNEY: WHAT NOT TO DO

Posted by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock CARLSBAD, N.M. — Carlsbad Lawyer Shawn Lunsford recently was relieved of his law license by the New Mexico Supreme Court. Why? Because without any advance notice he simply closed up shop. His clients were left completely in the dark. As a result, the attorney lost his ability to practice […]

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BERKELEY COUNTY ATTORNEY CLAIMS JUDGE WENT OVERBOARD: DUI ATTORNEY

By DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Here’s another story about a judge getting a little frisky when it comes to a DUI case. The Berkeley County Attorney’s Office said that a court judge went over the line when hearing a DUI case. Apparently, she failed to follow procedure when she dismissed a DUI case and then […]

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DUI ATTORNEY WHO FORMERLY PROSECUTED CASEY ANTHONY NOW DEFENDS HIS SON IN TRIAL

DUI attorney Nick Alcock It looks like the prosecutor who lost the Casey Anthony homicide trial has a new gig. Tomorrow he will give opening statements in the trial to defend his son who was arrested for a DUI. This is a very unusual move. As a DUI attorney in Phoenix, I regularly tell my […]

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PHOENIX POLICE SERGEANT ACCUSED OF DUI WITH KIDS IN CAR

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers PHOENIX – The county attorney has filed felony charges against a Phoenix Police Sergeant, accused of driving under the influence with his kids in the car. When Sgt. John Flanagan was first arrested for DUI in Surprise back in March, Surprise Police wouldn’t tell us if he had […]

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MAN RECEIVES THREE DUIS IN 45 HOURS BUT STILL GRANTED BAIL

Racking up three DUI arrests in less than 45 hours is very hard to do in any state. Perhaps more surprising in this particular case is that a Utah judge agreed to allow the driver to post bail and go free. Despite strong objection from prosecutors who maintained that the suspect presented a danger to […]

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COPS FIND A NAKED RANDY TRAVIS, COUNTRY SINGER ACCUSED OF DUI IN TEXAS

An allegedly naked Randy Travis was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Texas last night after the country singer was involved in a single car accident. The arrest was sadly not so surprising as Travis had been previously arrested earlier this year on another alcohol-related charge when he was cited for public intoxication standing in […]

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MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN DUI DEATH OF FRIEND

“PRESCOTT – Brad Braudrick, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DUI in the death of his friend, Joshua Lee Bristow, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday morning.” – dcourier.com These are the worst case DUIs. This individual was barely over the legal limit. And by barely I mean barely. Unfortunately, Arizona prosecutes DUI […]

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PHOENIX POLICE CHIEF RESPONDS TO OFFICER DUIS

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys PHOENIX – A Phoenix Police detective and a Phoenix Police sergeant have been accused of driving drunk in separate incidents, both which occurred in the city of Surprise. But Surprise Police are not releasing very much information. Detective Cameron Scadden was arrested 3 weeks ago. Police […]

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CAN YOU GET A DUI DRIVING ON COLD MEDICINE?

Posted by Phoenix DUI Lawyer Nick Alcock: Stop to consider for a moment what the three letters “DUI” actually stand for. Most people out there know that it means “Driving Under the Influence.” But how many people just associate DUI with the poor decision to get behind the wheel after a few too many alcoholic […]

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FORMER PHOENIX SUNS STAR JASON KIDD CRASHES CAR, CHARGED WITH DUI

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: Newly signed New York Knicks guard and former Phoenix Suns standout Jason Kidd was busted for drunken driving early Sunday morning after crashing his luxury SUV into a utility pole. The incident capped a night out at a charity fundraiser in the Hamptons where Kidd had been seen […]

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HOW MUCH SHOULD AN ARIZONA DUI LAWYER COST ME?

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: This is not only a great question, it’s an important one. If the police recently arrested you for DUI in Arizona you are likely very anxious about how a conviction will affect the rest of your life. Depending on the severity of the charge, you could be facing […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: DRUNK GROOM INJURES BRIDE IN DUI ACCIDENT

Drunk Groom Injures Bride in DUI Accident Posted by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Most couples plan something special after getting married, an exotic trip, for example. Orange County, CA resident Christopher Paul Shore never quite got that far. Now instead of a honeymoon, Shore’s resources are likely going to a DUI lawyer. On July 7, […]

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DUI FINES EXPLAINED BY DUI ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

DUIs can be incredibly costly. The problem is, most people don’t know exactly how much they will have to pay until it is too late. As a DUI attorney, I often speak with people who tell me about a negative experience they had in the past. They were arrested for DUI, took a plea without […]

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DUI attorneys warn of St. Patrick’s Day patrols

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock in Phoenix, Arizona As a DUI Attorney, I know when to expect a busy weekend. Over the holidays we certainly see an influx of cases. The Fourth of July is also a very busy time for us. There is, however, one little holiday that most people don’t spend much […]

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What happens during the first DUI Court appearance in AZ?

DUI Attorney Nick Alcock explains the first DUI setting. If you were pulled over for a DUI, your court date is probably in a month or so. Most people are terrified to go to this first setting, because they are afraid to stand in front of a judge. People worry that the first court date […]

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Discharged Cop’s DUI Attorney Sues City for $4 Million

DUI Defense attorney Bob Dunne is suing the City of Spokane, WA $4 million dollars for the wrongful termination of his client, discharged police officer Brad Thoma. The basis for the suit: that Thoma was wrongfully terminated as an officer of the Spokane Police Department after receiving a DUI hit-and-run conviction in 2010. Attorney Dunne […]

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Chicago Judge Hall Hires the Right DUI Attorneys January 31, 2012Uncategorized

DUI Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Law Firm A Chicago Judge faces a DUI trail in May. It has been almost four years since his arrest. This case is really interesting. Judge Hall, who is still on the bench while he awaits trial, was charged with both DUI and resisting arrest. His DUI attorneys have […]

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Police to Crack Down on Drunk, Drugged Drivers This Weekend

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner which invariably means one of the heaviest drinking days of the year. To combat this concern, officers will be out in full force to stop those who are driving under the influence. So as you prepare to celebrate what happened in 2012 and what will happen in […]

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Arizona DUI Enforcement to Increase During Holiday Season

Posted by Katie M. Sarreshteh Along with Santa and his twelve reindeer, holiday season also ensures a higher prevalence of drinking and driving. One too many glasses of eggnog with friends and family can result in both costly and cumbersome legal consequences. Police across Arizona are ramping up enforcement for those Driving Under the Influence […]

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Married Couple Busted for Separate DUIs on Same Night

It’s not uncommon to find that married couples like to do things together. Not always, however, is that notion taken quite so literally that one would follow one’s spouse to jail. Such was the case when a Rhode Island husband and wife were each arrested in two separate DUI stops on the same night. The […]

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Phoenix DUI Attorney Ryan Curry wins Super Extreme DUI Case

DUI Attorney Ryan Curry filed a motion in the City of Phoenix Municipal Court which resulted in the dismissal of a Super Extreme DUI case. His client, Mr. F. Ruiz, was pulled over for two separate traffic violations. The police alleged that Mr. Ruiz failed to drive on the right side of the road and […]

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Who Do DUI Attorneys Only Get Breaks When They are DUI Prosecutors?

Why do DUI Attorneys only get breaks when they are DUI Prosecutors? Posted By Phoenix DUI lawyer Nick Alcock. Ask any of the hundreds of DUI attorneys in Phoenix and you will hear the same thing. Your typical DUI defendant gets charged without prosecutors sitting around and deliberating what should happen. People charged with drunk […]

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Rockies’ Star Arrested for DUI While on a Drunken Lotto Ticket Run

Just days after the man whom he honors by wearing the number seventeen on the back of his jersey pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI here in Arizona, Colorado Rockies’ superstar first baseman Todd Helton now has one more thing in common with his childhood hero Mark Grace…a drunk driving arrest. The 39-year-old slugger immediately apologized […]

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Assistant to AZ Speaker in possession of Cocaine when arrested for DUI

Posted By: Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law for the DUI lawyers at Alcock & Associates, Phoenix Arizona Victor Riches, chief of staff to Republican Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, had two vials of cocaine in his leased car when police pulled him over last year on suspicion of DUI. Bicycle riders take heed: Riches was […]

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Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Stacey Feldman of Alcock and Associates Shares 5 Common DUI Myths

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyers, Criminal Attorneys People who are arrested for DUI in Arizona oftentimes rely on misinformation or myths about the legal system. Every day, Phoenix attorney Stacey Feldman speaks with clients who are facing criminal charges and DUI. Here are her top five myths that people commonly have about how the […]

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Man Gets Six Years For Sixth DUI in Nine Years

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: When it comes to persistence, no one can fault 41-year-old Horatio Rodriquez-Martinez, the Chicago man who pleaded guilty recently to his sixth DUI in nine years. If you mathematically factor in the mandatory jail time for repeat offenses, that means he pretty much drove drunk every time he […]

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Aggravated DUI and homicide: DUI Attorney

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock There is a case in Mississippi that pretty much sums up how unfair the law can be when it comes to DUI law. In Gulfport, a man was driving home after consuming some beer. Another car pulled in front of him. The man swerved to avoid an accident. However, […]

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No Refusal Police Policies are Abusive: DUI Attorneys

In Maricopa County, if you are pulled over for a DUI, you have the right to refuse a blood or breath test. If the police have probable cause, they can call a magistrate and ask for a warrant to pull blood. However, we are starting to see a new trend across the nation. The trend–“no […]

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Third Jodi Arias Juror Sent Home Following ‘Extreme DUI’ Arrest

The mystery over why Juror 8 was suddenly dismissed from the bombshell Jodi Arias murder trial just a week before closing arguments begin has been solved with the revelation that he was arrested last week on an extreme DUI charge. The 52-year-old Gilbert resident made no secret of how he spent the past four grueling […]

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Supreme Court Has Mixed Feelings Over Warrantless DUI Blood Tests

As law enforcement seeks more flexibility to determine whether a suspected drunk driver is over the limit, the Supreme Court appears clearly divided about whether police can obtain a blood test without a warrant from a judge to determine intoxication levels. The justices are debating among themselves which types of legitimate emergency circumstances such as […]

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Arizona Court Will Keep Marijuana DUI Test

Despite the more than 35,000 people in Arizona holding medical marijuana cards, a Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the right of authorities to prosecute pot smokers in Arizona for driving under the influence even when there is no evidence that they are actually high. Essentially, this means a driver doesn’t have to actually […]

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NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit To Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

Federal accident investigators are recommending that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations […]

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Questionable Lab Results in DUI Cases Challenged

The accuracy of blood-testing equipment used by Scottsdale police in DUI cases has recently come under intense scrutiny. In fact, hundreds of DUI cases from the past four years could be called into question if the legal challenge is successful. This could also affect the treatment of forensic evidence in courts throughout Arizona. Eleven felony […]

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How Your Arizona DUI Sentence Can Be Even Tougher Than You Thought

The majority of individuals who reside in Arizona are well aware that we have some of the strictest penalties for DUI offenders in the entire nation. But did you know that Arizona DUI laws carry even harsher punishments for drivers who endanger others beyond just drinking and driving? It goes without saying that if you’re […]

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How much does a DUI attorney cost?

How much does a DUI attorney cost–it depends on the way that they bill their clients. As a DUI attorney in Phoenix, I know that the answer also varies by the experience, age and ability of the lawyer. Some newer attorneys may advertise a very low price. When I see this, I know that the […]

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DUI Attorney returns from the jungles of Nicaragua

DUI Attorney Nick Alcock has returned from his medical mission in Nicaragua. Over the course of a week, the team performed over 50 major surgeries. The team also helped another 20 patients with outpatient procedures. Many of the patients had a genetic disorder that causes cleft palates and lips. Without the surgical mission, there was […]

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DUI Attorney Video: Lamar Odom arrested for DUI

NBA Player Lamar Odom Arrested for DUI in California. He is learning the hard way that declining a blood test means losing your license for a year. DUI attorney Nick Alcock explains how it works in Arizona.

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DUI tests thrown out in Scottsdale, hundreds of cases affected

VIDEO: DUI attorney Nick Alcock discusses cases thrown out by Scottsdale Judge Berstein. Call 602-989-5000 for any questions

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2013 Nationwide DUI Crackdown Begins Today

Law enforcement officials from across the country are readying to be out in full force over the next several weeks to help reduce drunk driving. Beginning today, the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program will kick off – to include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and create a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving […]

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Medical Marijuana Legalization At Odds With Arizona’s DUI Laws

One of the biggest issues for states that have legalized medical marijuana laws has been determining how much of the drug a person can have in his system and legally drive. Unfortunately for medical marijuana patients in Arizona, confusion and loopholes surrounding the state’s medical marijuana law has indirectly forced some to choose between using […]

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Court Ruling Recognizes Unique Human Element in DUI Cases

Defense attorneys have always had the opportunity to rebut the accuracy of breathalyzer readings. Now that path of attack can include physiological variables giving criminal defense attorneys whose clients are charged with drunk driving a new defense strategy. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week that those charged with DUI may present evidence to jurors […]

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Expect Enhanced Sentencing If Your DUI Caused An Injury

In Arizona, a routine drunken driving charge in and of itself can be a scary proposition to face. Any DUI attorney in this state will tell you with certainty that, if convicted, you are guaranteed some steep penalties including heavy fines, license suspension and at least some period of jail time. However, if the impaired […]

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Alcock & Associates P.C.
2 North Central Avenue, 26th Floor
Phoenix AZ 85004