Many people in Arizona currently face challenges regarding various types of protection orders filed against them. If an incident erupted that led to police coming to your home and arresting you, the court may have already issued an emergency protection order on a short-term basis. The court has several options in place to coincide with different situations that include the ability to change an order, add further restrictions to an existing one or issue a new one altogether.
Across the country, laws against domestic violence continue to expand as politicians and advocacy groups become more vocal. Often, when someone accuses an intimate partner of abuse, the court of public opinion quickly finds that person guilty before a hearing, verdict or sentencing can occur.
Arizona law states that "it is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle" while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In other words, you do not have to be driving to be arrested for DUI. If you were in actual physical control of the vehicle, you could also be charged, convicted and issued serious penalties.