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Immigration Consequences of DUI Offenses

One of the most sacred principles of the U.S. criminal justice system holds that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This principle is not necessarily true under U.S. immigration law. A non-citizen who is...more

2016 California Labor and Employment Legislation Update: It’s Final!

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers in California: be aware and prepare for new laws increasing minimum wages and mandating overtime pay for agricultural employees; expanding the California Fair Pay Act to race and ethnicity and to...more

DUI Arrests May Result in the Prudential Revocation of a Validly Issued Nonimmigrant Visa

Contrary to popular opinion, there are serious immigration consequences for nonimmigrants who are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related offense. According to recently released guidance found in the...more

The Most Dangerous Days for DUI Crashes

Although a DUI crash can occur at anytime, some days of the year are riskier than others. Major spikes in the number of DUI crashes are seen during times of celebration; mainly surrounding holidays and during the summer...more

DUI Defense Lawyer | DUI For a Busted Tail light?

How can they charge me with DUI when I was stopped for a busted tail light? Before becoming an Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I was a police officer for several years and received specialized training in DUI enforcement....more

The Supreme Court - June 2016 #6

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in five cases on June 23, 2016: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981: Petitioner Abigail Fisher applied for admission to the University of Texas at...more

You Should Know - June 2016

Has Legalizing Pot Caused More Road Accidents, Injuries or Deaths? Elizabeth Kemble, a widely admired advocate for kidney health in Oregon, was out for a walk following her third kidney transplant when she was killed by...more

DUI Driver’s License Suspension Changes | DUI Defense Attorney

Arizona Finally Removes Driver License Disparity in Misdemeanor DUI Cases - As a former police officer turned DUI defense attorney, I have represented numerous misdemeanor and felony DUI clients in every county in...more

Prom, Graduation and the Dangers of Under-Aged Drinking. Who is Liable?

It’s the season for proms and graduation parties, which means increased underage drinking and serious safety concerns. What many adults do not know, is that they can be found liable when a teen consumes alcohol on their...more

Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

Driving while under the influence of drugs (illegal, prescription, or otherwise) can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts not only the driver but also passengers and others...more

Arizona’s Affirmative DUI Defense for Medical Marijuana Patients

As an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney, I have defended numerous individuals who have been charged with violating the DUI statutes because marijuana or an active metabolite was found in their blood. While the Arizona...more

Drugged Driving a Growing Problem

Driving under the influence of drugs is a growing problem across the country. The laws in each state vary substantially, with Illinois known for its no-tolerance stance. In fact, Illinois is one of just 16 states to have zero...more

New Legal Protections for Illinois Residents in 2016

Each New Year brings a slew of changes to laws and regulations at the state and local level. For Illinois residents, 2016 is no exception. With 230+ new laws on the books as of January 1st, knowing where you stand isn’t...more

Immigration Law Updates - January 5, 2016

Following are recent and/or anticipated changes to United States immigration laws, which may impact our clients: Proposed Changes to the Visa Waiver Program Following Terror Concerns - In the aftermath of the Paris...more

DUI Defense Attorney | What To Do If Stopped for DUI

What to do when a traffic stop turns into a DUI investigation - As a DUI defense attorney and a former prosecutor, I’m used to interacting with police officers. Usually those interactions are in court or during a...more

DUI Marijuana Defense – Can I Get a Conviction Overturned?

As an Arizona DUI marijuana defense attorney, I have fielded numerous inquiries from individuals seeking to have their old DUI – marijuana convictions overturned, set aside or expunged....more

DUI Defense Attorney | What If I Don’t Trust the Cops’ Breath or Blood Test?

After twenty-five years as an Arizona DUI defense attorney, I can safely say that my DUI clients have a universal distrust of police breath machines and governmental sample tests. What I cannot figure out is why this massive...more

Traffic Defense Attorney | How Often Can I Go to Defensive Driving School?

As an Arizona traffic defense attorney, I receive dozens of calls each month from good people who just happen to be on the wrong end of a traffic ticket. Many of these citations are civil in nature and carry no possibility of...more

Limiting tort liability for cannabis: Dram shop-type laws

As more states enact laws legalizing the sale of medical and recreational marijuana, cannabis businesses may start to question whether they could be held liable if customers cause injury or harm to others while using their...more

Bad Faith Sentinel - July 2015

Eighth Circuit: No Bad Faith Where Insured Failed to Make a Sufficient Demand and Insurer Refused to Entertain Settlement Offer Prior to Completing Investigation - Purscell v. Tico Ins. Co., No. 13-2362, 2015 WL 3855253...more

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Predicts That Pennsylvania Supreme Court Would Prevent an Insured from Recovering Punitive Damages...

Wolfe v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 12-4450, 2015 WL 3634779 (3d Cir. June 12, 2015). The Third Circuit Court of Appeals holds that evidence of punitive damages award against insured in underlying suit was not...more

The Aftermath: Developments From The 2015 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace

The 2015 session of the Connecticut General Assembly has just concluded. The following is a concise description of employment-related bills that were passed by the General Assembly that may be of interest. A more...more

Don’t Bogart That Medical Marijuana, My Caregiver.

On October 21, 2014, the Court of Appeals concluded that Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not give an authorized medical marijuana user immunity from prosecution when he drives under the influence. A.R.S. §...more

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney – How Can I be Guilty of DUI Drugs if I Possess a Medical Marijuana Card?

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I am consistently meeting people who are downright distraught and confused to have been charged with DUI Drugs (sometimes referred to as “drugged driving”) when the only drug they...more

DUI Attorneys Wonder Are the Eyes the Mirror of a DUI Soul? #ArizonaDUIAttorney

As an Arizona DUI attorney, my clients are often puzzled by the arresting officer’s request to gaze deep into their eyes. After all, this is Arizona. “Blood shot and watery” eyes can be simply a sign of allergy season....more

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