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I’m a Doctor of Osteopathy and I’ve been charged with a DUI. What happens next?

First, you should immediately contact a lawyer who has experience handling matters before the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners.  The attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy have appeared before virtually all of the professional licensing boards in the State of Arizona, including the AZDO.gov Board.  Call Jay Volquardsen at (602) 510-9999 for any specific questions regarding […]


I’m a doctor and I was just accused of a crime that I don’t think is related to patient care or safety… What do I do?

If you’re a licensed Medical Doctor in the State of Arizona, the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners requires you, under certain circumstances, to report the accusation of any crimes that the Medical Board has determined to affect patient safety.  You should note that if you’re a Doctor of Osteopathy, you are governed by a different […]


Some “Misinformation” from the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, Driver Improvement Website

If you’ve recently been accused of a DUI in Arizona and are combing the internet for answers, you’ll likely, at some point, end up the ADOT Driver Improvement website.  (www.azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/driver-services/driver-improvement/dui) Even though this is the Arizona Department of Transportation’s official website, be wary of the information you find there. For instance, ADOT states: “If you […]


The Perils of Driving in Arizona No. 2

I’ve now had two different clients stopped for a violation of A.R.S. § 28-959.01(B), which states (paraphrasing) that a person shall not operate a motor vehicle with an object placed on the windshield that obstructs or reduces a driver’s clear view through the windshield. The offending object in both of those cases may surprise you: […]


Client Care, Trust, and Communication

We always strive to develop trust with our clients through one-on-one, day-by-day, case-by-case communication.  Frequent communication is touchstone for us in providing the best client care and representation.  A recent article by Forbes highlights the importance of communication and its vital role in establishing a trusting relationship between lawyer and client.  It truly is a […]


The Perils of Driving in Arizona

I recently had a client stopped for a “wide right turn” here in Phoenix.  It was the only basis for the traffic stop and my client did not commit any other driving violations.  You may be asking yourself: “How is this legal?  I watch people make a ‘wide right turn’ all day, every day at […]


What to Do If Pulled Over by Police in Arizona?

A traffic stop is a scary moment few are prepared for. Criminal Law attorney Jay Volquardsen from Gallagher & Kennedy has perspective from years of experience.  


If I’ve had too much to drink can I just “sleep it off” in my car?

The short answer is “yes,” but there are a number things you need to do to fully protect yourself in this situation. We are seeing more and more DUIs in Arizona prosecuted where an individual simply pulls off to the side of the road and falls asleep in their vehicle or never even drives their […]