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  • Scottsdale DUI checkpoints can ruin your life

    People don’t think about getting a DUI violation until it’s about to happen – Scottsdale DUI checkpoints are no exception. Local law enforcement plan checkpoints with precision, knowing where they’ll find the highest probability of Scottsdale DUI arrests to make a social impact. Anti-drinking enforcement is about generating a[...]

  • Obama commutes sentences in crack cocaine cases

    On December 19, President Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates sentenced under the old drug sentence laws for their crack cocaine offenses. Each of the inmates had served approximately 15 years in federal prison. At least two of the inmates received life in prison for their drug crimes conviction. This is the first […]

  • Scottsdale DUI blood tests thrown out by Judge

    For Scottsdale DUI charges, local prosecutors and law enforcement have regularly used a number of elements for conclusive evidence. Two of these come from the suspect himself: a breath alcohol content test result and a blood test. While the former is easily taken and collected in the field at the point of arrest, the blood test is regularly taken and collected in the field at the point [...]

  • Should Washington State get DUI checkpoints like Arizona?

    A Washington proposal has renewed discussions about DUI checkpoints. Although many states, including Arizona, have had checkpoints for years, Washington is only just now considering adding them and the same constitutional arguments made against the checkpoints in other states are being raised again. At a checkpoint, police either stop all traffic on a road or […]

  • AZ holiday DUI crackdown praised by police agencies

    A statewide conference announcing Arizona’s annual holiday DUI crackdown was recently held at the state capital in Phoenix. The conference was attended by law enforcement officers and state officials including the director of the Office of Highway Safety, the director of the Department of Public Safety and the Maricopa County Sheriff.  Representatives from several anti-drunk […]

  • Prescription Drug Charges in Arizona

    Prescription Drug Charges in Arizona Start Transcript Scott: Hi, my name is Scott Maasen with Maasen Law Firm, and today I want to talk with you about prescription drug type criminal cases where someone is charged with over the counter or prescription type drugs, but they don’t have a prescription. Slide: MLF Maasen Law Firm […]

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    Youtube Channel Intro for Maasen Law Firm

    Start Transcription Hi, I am Scott Maasen with the Maasen Law Firm. We are making a number of videos to help people understand the criminal law process. A number of people have questions and we talk about that all the time. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to understand that. If you have […]

  • College DUI Scott Maasen Law Firm Lawyer

    College DUI in Arizona what you need to know

    College DUI in Arizona what you need to know Hi, I’m Scott Maasen, with the Maasen Law Firm, and today I want to talk to you about DUIs, and specifically people that get DUIs in college, or underage DUIs. Lots of Colleges, Lots of College DUI’s in Arizona You know, Arizona obviously has a lot […]

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    Vehicular Manslaughter Arizona What you need to know if charged

    Start Transcription Hi, I am Scott Maasen with the Maasen Law Firm. Today, I want to talk with you about vehicular manslaughter arizona cases. In Arizona, there are basically two types. Manslaughter vs. Second Degree Murder It’s called manslaughter or it’s called second-degree murder. Basically when you have this, you have someone driving a vehicle, […]