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What constitutes criminal or excessive speeding in Arizona?

Speeding is arguably the most common criminal offense in Arizona. It is one of the only crimes that most people will readily admit to engaging in not just occasionally but habitually. After all, in most cases, speeding is a civil infraction, rather than a real crime, and despite its correlation with deadly crashes, people view it as a victimless personal decision. However, criminal charges canContinue reading

What is the ‘Move Over’ law?

Do you know that Arizona has a “Move Over” law that requires you to change lanes or slow down when passing an emergency vehicle, such as a police car, that’s stopped at the side of the road? If you didn’t, you’re far from alone. Arizona Revised Statute 28-775 put the “Move Over” law in to place in response to increased awareness about the dangers posed to bothContinue reading

The benefits of enrolling in traffic school

You thought the speed limit was 45, but as it turns out, that was two streets back. Now you’re staring at the yellow page of a traffic ticket. While in court, you hear the judge mention traffic school being a possibility. Here are a few reasons you might want to consider this an option: It could help with your overall driving knowledge Taking a trafficContinue reading

There are many types of aggressive driving

It doesn’t matter if you call it reckless driving or aggressive driving, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s dangerous and can result in serious trouble with the law. For example, in the state of Arizona, aggressive driving is a criminal charge. This is much more serious than a civil traffic violation, with serious consequences, such as license suspension and a hefty fine, in theContinue reading

Should you speed up or slow down at a yellow light?

We’ve all been there before. You’re coming up to a stoplight, and it’s green. Right at the crucial moment, it turns yellow. You’re stuck in this awkward zone where you’re too far away to make it through before the light turns red at your current speed, but you’re also going so fast that you’d essentially have to recklessly stomp on your brakes to stop inContinue reading

What driving mistakes can lead to criminal charges?

In Arizona, most traffic violations involve simple civil ticketing. In other words, those who break the law will wind up fined and could have a few extra points on their license. Otherwise, they can generally go on with their lives mostly uninterrupted. However, there are situations in which the state of Arizona will decide to treat a speeding infraction like a more serious criminal offense,Continue reading

Why it makes sense to fight an Arizona speeding ticket

Whether you were going 5 or 15 miles per hour (mph) over the posted speed limit, if you got caught by the police, you likely felt resigned to the fact that you would receive a citation for violating the law. People speed because they want to follow the flow traffic, because they didn’t leave early enough to get to their destination on time or simplyContinue reading

Are you accused of having a disregard for safety on the roads?

You were on the way to your girlfriend’s house and had to take the highway. You were late for an important date with her, so you sped faster than you should have. That in itself wasn’t so bad, but you were also weaving in and out of traffic, honking at people who were in the way and generally trying to get to where you wantedContinue reading

Protect yourself against these common traffic violations

Even if you consider yourself a safe driver, you still may be likely to violate the law every now and again. For example, the speed limit is 70 mph, but you have been known to push the limit and go 75. Understanding the most common traffic violations can help keep you safe, as you’ll have a clearer idea of what police are watching for. HereContinue reading

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