Author: ryangibsonesq.

Restricted Driving Permits and How To Get One After a DUI Arrest

DUI Violations Restricted Driver Permits after a DUI* If you are eligible, a restricted permit will automatically be mailed to your address of record. Make sure your address is updated. You should receive one within 22-30 days after the suspension period begins (if you did not request a hearing with MVD). However, a minimum of […]

Punishment for First Time DUI in Arizona (Non-Extreme, under .15)

http://ryangibsonlaw.com/wp-admin/post-new.php I deal with DUI cases on a daily basis. One of the first questions on people’s minds is how much jail and fines they are facing if they are convicted. The description below is for a first time misdemeanor offender with under a .15 Blood Alcohol Concentration and no other extraordinary issues or charges. […]

Arizona Driver’s License Suspensions.

I field a lot of questions about driver’s license suspensions and revocations because I represent a lot of clients with DUI and other driving related charges. The following is a list of situations where one could expect the Arizona MVD to suspend their driving privilege. This list has been compiled using Arizona Department of Transportation […]

Should have I taken the field sobriety tests?

People often ask me if they should take or should have taken the “Field Sobriety Tests” after being stopped by the police. The short answer is that in most cases agreeing to take the field sobriety tests only helps the police and hurts you and your case. Normally when the police ask you to take […]

4 Things To Know About DUI Investigations in Arizona.

The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) number from a type of breath test machine referred to as a “preliminary breath test” or “PBT” is not admissible in Arizona’s criminal courts. The PBTs are usually small hand held devices in contrast to the much larger and bulkier court approved Evidential Breath Testers such as the Intoxilizer 5000 […]

Things to know about Home Detention in Pima County Part 1 of 2

A lot of clients and potential clients have questions about home detention and how it works it Tucson. It is  officially called H.D.E.M.P. Purpose of Program Provides and alternative to Incarceration fro non-violent misdemeanor and even felony offenders. Fosters reentry to community by allowing employment, treatment, family relationships  and education to continue. provides accountability and tracking […]

4 things you probably don’t know about DUI law in Arizona

  The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) number from a type of breath test machine called a “preliminary breath test” or “PBT” is not admissible in court. The PBTs are usually small hand held devices in contrast to the much larger and bulkier court approved Evidential Breath Testers such as the Intoxilizer 5000 and Intoxilizer 8000.  A positive […]

Should I Apply for DACA?

Should I Apply for DACA ? As of February 2nd, 2017 there is a heightened concern surrounding the fate of DACA. Many people who stepped forward and trusted the U.S. government to treat them fairly applied for the DACA program. Now that Trump has been elected, the political landscape has shifted and along with it, the […]

Criminal Convictions in Immigration Law

You may be surprised to learn that immigration authorities interpret a criminal conviction much differently and more broadly than is typical in the criminal justice system. This is because the Immigration Nationality Act defines conviction differently from criminal law. You must know that any finding of guilt, a no contest plea, and even an adjudication […]