Arizona Makes Advances in Finding Missing Elderly with New Silver Alert

Arizona Makes Advances in Finding Missing Elderly with New Silver Alert

Arizona issued its first Silver Alert last month to aid in the recovery of a missing 79-year-old Surprise woman. Similar to an Amber Alert or a Blue Alert, as of July 2014, Arizona now issues Silver Alerts on Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) emergency-alert message boards around the state to report information on missing persons 65 or older. Read more on Blue Alerts here. Arizona issued its first Silver Alert Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2014, for Ethel Crescenzo who went missing on her way to the Talking Stick Casino in Scottsdale. Crescenzo became disoriented and lost when she left for the […]

Jodi Arias Murder Trial Testimony Delayed

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens tried to close courtroom doors during part of the retrial of Jodi Arias to accommodate a secret witness testimony, but the testimony has been delayed, and the court remains open to the public, court officials said. The trial is in the penalty phase with a new jury impaneled last month due to a deadlock in May 2013. The original jury determined that Arias was eligible for the death penalty, but no conclusion was made on which punishment she would receive, The Huffington Post said. Now, the second jury will determine once again whether […]

Thanksgiving Weekend the Most Deadly Weekend of the Year, According to Arizona DUI Lawyers Corso Law Group

Thanksgiving weekend outranks New Year’s Eve and Halloween as the most deadly weekend of the year for holiday travelers across the country according to The National Safety Council and DUI arrest data. For many, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and a joyous carefree time with family and friends. However, the annual tradition often involves long commutes to visit relatives, celebratory drinking, and extended time off work. What at first glance appears to be a harmless holiday tradition can make for a dangerous combination for everyone. Arizona DUI attorneys and former prosecutors Christopher Corso want Valley residents to […]

How a DUI Impacts Auto Insurance

A DUI or DWI charge may indicate a high risk of possible accidents, enabling insurance companies to inflate auto-insurance rates tremendously for approximately three years for anyone facing intoxicated or drunk driving charges. High-risk driving is associated with DUI charges, as driving while impaired is an extremely dangerous situation to the driver and everyone else in the vicinity. People driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.09 percent are 11 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than those with a 0.0 BAC, Esurance reports. That type of high-risk driving is a red flag for insurance companies to […]

No Refusal DUIs Make Headlines in Arizona and Texas During Holidays

Texas and Arizona are two of nine states currently implementing “No-Refusal” initiatives for DUI stops. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsors special DUI efforts called “No-Refusal” DUI Weekend Initiatives that enforce blood alcohol content testing for those who are arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Currently, nine states including Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas and Utah conduct. The “No-Refusal” program is an enforcement strategy that allows police to more easily obtain search warrants for blood samples from suspected impaired drivers who have refused to consent to breath tests, the NHTSA said. During these “No-Refusal” […]