Drinking and Driving Laws in Arizona

The State of Arizona has a drunk driving law that prohibits a person from driving when they have a concentration of .08 percent or more alcohol in their blood system. The measurement of 0.08 percent Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the standard measurement used by all states in America. Studies have determined that a BAC level of 0.05 Percent leaves most drivers “Impaired”, therefore the 0.08 percent measurement has been calculated as the standard measurement for a DUI conviction in the United States. If you are convicted of a drunk driving offense in the State of Arizona you face many penalties such as jail time, fines and Arizona SR22 insurance requirements.

How many drinks does it take to reach the legal limit in Arizona?

There isn’t a right answer to this question, each individual has unique characteristics that determine a BAC score. One drink can be considered 1 12-oz beer, 1 3oz glass of wine or 1-Shot or 1-oz of hard liquor. In fact it takes very little alcohol to become legally drunk and many variables such as weight, gender and body fat percentage can all be factors in the equation. The best answer is to have zero drinks before you drive.

DUI: What is illegal in Arizona?

The State of Arizona law prohibits driving under any of the following circumstances:

  • Any combination of liquor, drugs or vapor releasing substances if the person is impaired to the slightest degree.
  • An Alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within 2 hours of driving.
  • If the Vehicle is a Commercial motor vehicle that requires a commercial drivers license and the operator has an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or above.
  • For a driver under the age of 21 years to operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while there is any spirituous liquor in the driver’s body.
  • A person driving with any illegal drug or the metabolite of any illegal drug in their body.

 As you can read above, in the State of Arizona has drunk driving laws for adults and drivers under the age of 21. If you are a commercial driver the allowed concentration of alcohol is reduced to .04 percent or above. Like many other states, being convicted of a DUI in Arizona is a Misdemeanor Criminal Conviction.

How you can protect yourself from bank fraud

FBI warns of new banking scam

By David McMillin · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Posted: 1 pm ET

Some crafty criminals are aiming to steal one of the most valuable pieces of your personal property: your banking information.

In a new warning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns account holders of a new spam email scheme that involves a type of malware called “Gameover.” The scheme involves fake emails from the National Automated Clearing House Association, the Federal Reserve or the FDIC. These messages attempt to trick recipients into clicking on a link to resolve some type of issue with their accounts or a recent ACH transaction. Once you click on the link, Gameover takes over your computer, and thieves can steal usernames, passwords and your money.

The FBI also warns the thieves’ hacking capabilities can navigate around common user authentication methods banks use to verify your identity, which is certainly a cause for concern. Those additional authentication steps — often personal questions, birth dates or other pieces of private information – are meant to provide some extra security padding.

While phishing scams are nothing new to the world of online banking, this type of warning serves as a reminder of just how susceptible account holders can be to malicious attacks. As more account holders begin to jump on the mobile banking bandwagon, it’s important to remember that a smartphone essentially acts as another computer. While this additional connection to the Internet is convenient, it also serves as another outlet where your information can be compromised.

Here are a few crucial steps to take to avoid falling victim to this type of Internet crime.

  • Keep your computer and mobile device updated with the newest versions of anti-virus software.
  • If you have any doubts about an email sender’s authenticity, do not click on any embedded links.
  • Remember, banks never request any personal information via email.
  • Be vigilant about checking your account balances. The sooner you notice and report any type of fraudulent activity, the more likely you’ll be able to be reimbursed for any missing funds.

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