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Mistake of Law

Mistake of Law is rarely a justifiable pre-trial defense. The Mistake of Law” is when a person knows they committed an act, but they did not know the conduct was against the law. It is different between “Mistake of Fact”. There are few circumstances where “Mistake of Law” is a justifiable defense. Arizona does not accept except ignorance, or lack of knowledge that a particular law exists as a valid defense. This is described under Arizona Law A.R.S. §13-204 (B). Not being aware or having knowledge of the law does not relieve a person of criminal liability. Mistake or lack of knowledge of the law itself, is not itself a justifiable defense

Mistake of Fact

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The first 24-48 hours of your arrest are crucial with regarding to your criminal defense. Many people arrested for DUI feel polarized and overwhelmed by the events. Below are proactive steps you can take which will enable you to regain control of the situation, your future and freedom. They will also increase your chances of getting a good outcome in your case.

10 Things to do after a Scottsdale DUI Arrest

In order to reduce the adverse impacts of your DUI, and increase the chance of getting favorable resolutions to your case, here are some things you should do: