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Lawrence Lazzara

Lawrence Lazzara’s Legal Guides

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  • Arizona DUI Laws and Penalties

    First Time DUI First-time DUI with a BAC of at least 0.08, but less than 0.150 CLASS OF CRIME Class 1 Misdemeanor MAXIMUM JAIL Six (6) months MINIMUM JAIL One (1) day [10 days, 9 suspended] COUNS

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  • Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations

    Arizona Statutes SOL for personal injury and wrongful death (Negligence) = 2 years • Except in minor cases: the SOL does not begin to run until the minor’s 18th birthday (note: if the special damage

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  • Steps to Resolving Property Damage Disputes

    Steps to Resolving Property Damage Know where the vehicle is located Call or email the adverse insurance company and determine the identity of the claim adjuster and claim number Contact the adjuster and determine whether the adjuster will settle the property damage (a...

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  • Arizona Economic Loss Rule

    Generally, one may recover in tort for negligently caused property damage. See Restatement (Second) of Torts ? 281 (1965) (invasion of protected interest of another element of negligence action); see also Nastri v. Wood Bros. Homes, Inc., 142 Ariz. 439, 445, 690 P.2d 158, 164 (Ap...

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  • Arizona Rule 11 Mental Competency Laws

    Under Rule 11, a defendant has the right to a mental examination and hearing when reasonable grounds for an examination exist. Reasonable grounds exist when there is sufficient evidence to indicate that the defendant is not able to understand the nature of the proceeding against ...

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  • DUI Cues

    The DWI cues related to problems in maintaining proper lane position include, Weaving, Weaving across lane lines, Straddling a lane line, Drifting, Swerving, Almost striking a vehicle or other object, and Turning with a wide radius, or drifting ...

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  • Interim Attorney's Fees - Arizona Family Law

    Pursuant to A.R.S. 25-324, after considering the financial resources of both parties and the reasonableness of the positions each party has taken, the court may order a party to pay a reasonable amount to the other party for costs and expenses for maintaining or defending a motio...

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  • Why Unlicensed Contractors Cannot Sue you in Arizona For Unlicensed Work

    The Arizona legislature has specifically authorized the Registrar of Contractors to effect the classification of contractors, and to limit the field and scope of operations of a licensed contractor within any of the branches of the contracting business. A.R.S. 32-1105(A); Schlic...

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  • Arizona's Case Law Interpreting the Disorderly Conduct Statute A.R.S. §12-2904(a)(1)

    In order for the State to obtain a conviction under A.R.S. 12-2904(a)(1), it must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. The Defendant a. intended to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or b. knew that she was disturbing the peace o...

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  • Uninsured Motorist Law in Arizona

    20-259.01. Note: This Act requires that a minimum amount of coverage be available to each person actually injured or killed; to the extent it is not so available, each injured person has a claim against his uninsured motorist coverage.This section was intended to close the gap i...

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