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Posted On 10/14/19

Arizona Golf Cart Laws

A golf cart is a vehicle designed for toting golf clubs and players on golf courses. However, many people in Arizona use them as a regular mode of transportation. They are fuel-efficient and the perfect size for many. Golf carts are popular in Arizona among seasonal residents who come to the state each winter. Maricopa County alone has more than 30,000 registered golf carts. Before you take your golf cart out on the town, learn the state’s related laws to keep yourself and others safe. What Is a Golf Cart? The official definition of a golf cart under Arizona law is a vehicle with at least three wheels on the...

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Posted On 10/07/19

Arizona Dog Bite Law Euthanasia

Dog bites can be devastating personal injuries. Dog bites have killed hundreds of victims in the U.S. over the years. Animal attacks have caused thousands of life-altering personal injuries. One of the most common questions asked after a serious dog bite incident in Arizona is, “Will the city put the dog down?” Whether you are a dog bite victim or a pet owner, it is important to know where Arizona stands on dog euthanasia laws after attacks. How Animal Control Responds to Dog Attacks A dog attack victim should call the local animal control center for an investigation of the event if the injuries are serious. If the bite punctures...

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Posted On 09/30/19

Arizona Window Tint Laws

Tinted windows are common in Arizona. With temperatures regularly climbing over 100 degrees in the summer months, window tint can offer respite from the sun. It can keep the interior temperature of a vehicle cooler and protect the seats and dashboard from sun-related wear. If a driver breaks the law by tinting the windows too darkly, however, he or she may be unable to see the road. All drivers must know and obey Arizona’s window tint laws for everyone’s safety. What Percent Window Tint Is Legal in Arizona? The law describes window tint in terms of darkness and reflectivity. It also refers to visible light transmission (VLT), or the percentage...

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Posted On 09/23/19

Arizona Leash Law

It is against the law in Arizona to allow a dog to run at large in public places. Dogs running at large could pose risks such as dog bite injuries, as well as other incidents, such as dogs jumping on people. For this reason, Arizona has a statewide leash law all pet owners must obey. Some municipalities, including the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County, have also passed leash laws to better protect citizens from animal attacks. All dog owners must learn and abide by applicable state and local leash laws. What Is Arizona’s Leash Law? Arizona’s leash law restricts if and when a pet owner may allow his or...

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Posted On 09/20/19

Arizona Bill Passed to Help Survivors of Sex Abuse

Arizona lawmakers are making strides toward protecting survivors of sexual abuse. The passing of House Bill 2466 marks an important victory for child sex abuse survivors, who may now be able to bring civil lawsuits against their perpetrators when they could not before. Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2466 into law on Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th, 2019. The governor signed the bill after it passed unanimously through the House and Senate. Extended Statute of Limitations One of the main provisions of HB 2466 is an extended statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Survivors now have a longer amount of time in which they may bring...

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Posted On 08/31/19

Driving Without a License in Arizona

Every driver in Arizona must have a valid driver’s license. Driving without a license is against the law. People who drive without licenses often have a reason. They may have suspended licenses, a history of drunk driving or they never passed a driving test. Getting into an accident without someone who does not have a valid driver’s license could put you at a high risk of a hit-and-run. Rather than getting caught for driving without a license, the driver may flee the scene. Learn your rights after a collision with an unlicensed driver. Call the Police After a car accident in Arizona, everyone involved must remain at the scene and...

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