Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 2:04 pm
A current linebacker on the 49ers roster has found himself in trouble with the law. Aldon Smith is facing three felony weapons assault charges along with one count of misdemeanor DUI. Smith’s weapons charges have ties back to Arizona where the illegal weapons were brought according to documentation.
The weapons assault charges stem from a party hosted by Smith at a home he was renting near San Jose. During the party in June 2012, a fight broke out between rival gang members. After a handgun was fired by a guest, Smith fired his own weapon, several other shots followed. One person was shot, and two other were injured, Smith himself was stabbed during the incident.
Smith’s felony weapons assault charges resulting from the incident come just two weeks after he was arrested for DUI. He is facing anywhere from probation to over four years in prison. Read more on this story here.Jay Volquardsen
Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am
Oro Valley has added a DUI enforcement van to its fleet. The van features DUI testing tools and everything an Arizona officer needs to take blood samples on-site, eliminating the need to drive to an area hospital to take a blood sample from a driver who is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The van will be hitting the streets of Oro Valley thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
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Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 8:04 am
DUIs can Happen to Anyone!
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 a County Deputy Prosecutor in Washington was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a rear-end collision. The Washington State Patrol says the County Deputy Prosecutor was booked into the county jail. She posted bail and was released. The same prosecutor had previously been accused of DUI in 2007, but the charges were later reduced.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 8:46 am
On August 30, 2103, Lamar Odom was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to a CHP Officer, Odom was unable to complete a field sobriety test, and, after Odom was arrested, he refused the chemical tests.
When faced with a similar circumstance in Arizona, it is nearly always advisable – again in Arizona – to refuse to perform the field sobriety tests but agree to the chemical tests. In Arizona, you have the power to refuse all field sobriety tests, but not a chemical test.
In Arizona, refusing to agree to participate in a chemical test can have much harsher licensing consequences than if a person just agrees to complete the chemical test. The chemical tests used vary depending on the jurisdiction. For instance, the cities of Phoenix, Chandler and Scottsdale typically use only blood tests, while the City of Tempe almost exclusively relies on breath testing machines, like the Intoxilyzer 8000.
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Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 8:28 am
The answer to this question depends on who you ask.
On Friday, August 23, 2013, Arizona Superior Court Judge Jerry Bernstein suppressed 11 felony DUI cases that originated in Scottsdale, Arizona. Criminal defense attorneys in these consolidated Arizona Superior Court cases contested the validity of the blood-testing equipment used in the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department’s Crime Lab.
The twist – before suppressing the blood results, Arizona Superior Court Judge Bernstein began his opinion with the statement that he believed all of the blood test results were accurate.
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Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 8:36 am
On Sunday, August 4, 2013, Safford, Arizona police officers were called to 20th Street and Mason Way, responding to a report of a single-vehicle accident.
When the Safford, Arizona officers arrived, they discovered a local 19 year old standing next to a disabled vehicle. The alleged driver said that he had just left a house on Mason Way.
The officers, despite not having actually seen any driving, cited the 19 year old for failure to control his vehicle, no proof of insurance and underage DUI.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 10:34 am
On July 31, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals reversed a lower court opinion and ruled that the government did not need a search warrant to access historical cell phone site records. In its decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals relied on who owned and generated that data and not what the data revealed. The Fifth Circuit stated that since these records were owned and created by the cellular phone service providers, the cell phone user had no expectation of privacy in them and, therefore, the government and law enforcement needed no search warrant to access that data.
The Court did not address whether people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their location and movement and limited its decision to obtaining historical cell site records when a cell phone user starts or ends a cell phone call. In a persuasive dissenting opinion, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dennis pointed out that the constitutional implications were tricky and, given the United States Supreme Court’s reluctance to comment on the interplay between the Fourth Amendment and new technologies, the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) should be interpreted to require the government and law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before accessing location data from a cell phone provider.
Have you been served with a search warrant? If so, the experienced criminal defense and DUI attorneys at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. can help. The law firm of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. has offices in Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona to better serve you.
Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 8:29 am
A former University of Tennessee quarterback, Erik Ainge, was arrested on Sunday, July 28, 2013 on a drunken driving charge by the Knoxville Police Department. A Knoxville Police Officer stated that he observed Mr. Ainge fail to drive in a single lane before he stopped Mr. Ainge on Interstate 40 in Knox County. After the DUI investigation, in which Mr. Ainge allegedly failed the standardized field sobriety tests, Mr. Ainge was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), violating Tennessee’s implied consent law and the traffic violation. Mr. Ainge was the starting quarterback for the Vols from 2004 through 2007. Thereafter, he was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft. Mr. Ainge was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, July 29, 2013.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 7:26 am
Nickelodeon star Cody Longo was pulled over in Los Angeles for driving under the influence on June 6.
According to reports, 25-year-old Longo was flashing other drivers with his headlights around 2:30 a.m., causing law enforcement officers to take notice. Witnesses described Longo as tailgating another car and was flashing his high beams at it. Longo strongly smelled of alcohol when he was pulled over by police for his aggressive driving and, as a result, was given a sobriety test, which he failed.
The Hollywood Heights actor had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit at around 0.19 and 0.20. Longo was arrested, but later released after setting a bail of $15,000.
Being arrested for DUI charges can affect your life in many ways. Our legal team of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., understands this and will do their best to work to protect your rights. Call 602-510-9999 to learn more about preparing a defense for related charges.
Posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 11:22 am
A man who was allegedly driving impaired was recently arrested after his vehicle crashed into a light rail train in Phoenix, the night of May 11.
According to the Phoenix Police, who responded to the accident that happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and Van Buren, 38-year-old Guadalupe Cobos Jr. struck the train after he did not stop at a red light. Cobos fled the accident scene, but an Arizona State University police officer was able to find and detain him until the Phoenix Police arrived.
At least four people in the train were hospitalized as a precaution following the accident. Cobos was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an injury collision.
Being arrested for DUI charges can have many consequences. Thus, in order to have the best chance at getting the outcome you want, call the legal team of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999. We can help you work on the best defense possible.