Should I Submit to a Field Sobriety Test?

  Arizona drivers have the right to refuse a field sobriety test (FST), although this refusal may lead to arrest on suspicion of DUI (driving under the influence). Additionally, prosecution uses this refusal against you if your case goes to court, typically claiming your refusal proves you feared failing the test. However, these factors do not negate the fact that …

New United States Immigration Policies

What Happens Now On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced changes to his Deferred Action Program which was first announced in 2013. The Deferred Action Program has been expanded to include many who were previously ineligible to apply under this program. While it will take several weeks and months for United States Customs and Immigration Services to be prepared to …


Writ writ /rit/ noun This is a written court order which either outlines an action someone must take or prevents them from taking certain action. The writ stated that the two parties were not to see each other before the court date. Synonyms: summons, subpoena, warrant, arraignment, indictment, citation, court order


Warrant war·rant /wôrənt,ˈwä-/ noun A court authorization for a search to take place or an arrest to be made. Law enforcement officials usually ask the court for a warrant. The judge issued a warrant for the man’s arrest. Synonyms: authorization, order, license, permit, document; writ, summons, subpoena; mandate, decree, fiat, edict


Verdict ver·dict /ˈvərdikt/ noun A jury or judge’s final decision which determines the guilt or innocence of the accused; the verdict is also the final outcome of a civil case. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Synonyms: judgment, adjudication, decision, finding, ruling, decree, resolution, pronouncement, conclusion, opinion


Uphold up·hold /ˌəpˈhōld/ verb When the appellate court agrees with the decision made by a lower court and allows it to stand. The prosecutor wondered if the appellate court would uphold his claim for damages. Synonyms:confirm, endorse, sustain, approve, agree to, support champion, defend


Tort tort /tôrt/ noun This is a civil wrong rather than a criminal one. It relates to an intentional or negligent injury against property or a person. Breach of contract is deemed to be an exception. He was suing for several torts that the man committed. Synonyms: negligence, damages, assault, battery, fraud, wrongful death, conversion, trespass, defamation, libel, slander a