Throughout the years, James E. Novak has helped hundreds of men and women overcome their criminal charges in the Maricopa County, AZ area. In addition to his commitment towards creating a proactive defense, he enjoys share his knowledge with the community and always stays up-to-date on the latest developments impacting Arizona criminal law. His commentary on criminal matters can be viewed in the press releases available below.
January 14, 2014. "Arizona DUI Arrests Fall by 3028 in 2013: Tempe DUI Lawyer Provides Insight Beyond the Statistics." PRLog.
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently released statistics for impaired driving arrests in 2013 across the Grand Canyon State. Tempe DUI defense lawyer James Novak commented on the results, and Arizona's stance on DUI.
September 25, 2013. "US DOJ Won’t Challenge State Marijuana Laws, But Arizona Police and Prosecution Warn Motorists Can Still Be Arrested for Drug DUI Charges; Tempe DUI Lawyer Explains." PRWeb.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s has announced it won’t be challenging state laws legalizing marijuana. but the Maricopa County Attorney vows to pursue efforts to overturn Arizona Medical Marijuana law (AMMA), and rein in Marijuana DUI arrests. Tempe DUI lawyer James Novak says barring a legislative change, users face increased threat of marijuana charges and drug DUI arrests.
January 7, 2013. "Arizona DUI Arrests Top 27,000 in 2012; Tempe DUI Lawyer James Novak Cautions Drivers Not to Drive Impaired and to Know the Law." PRWeb.
Arizona saw an increase in DUI arrests in 2012. Tempe DUI defense lawyer James Novak says Arizona police are increasing DUI arrests year-round, and drivers need to know DUI laws.
June 20, 2012. "Arizona Leads the Nation in Youth Binge Drinking and Drug Use; Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Recent CDC Survey Results." PRWeb.
Recent CDC survey reveals alarming statistics in Arizona related to drug and alcohol use by minors and high school students. James Novak, a Mesa criminal defense attorney and former Maricopa County prosecutor, discusses findings, causes, prevention, and criminal liability that results from these risky behaviors.
April 10, 2012. "More Drivers Arrested for Drug DUI in Arizona in 2011; Maricopa County Criminal Defense Attorney Weighs In On Factors Contributing to the Increase in Drug DUI Arrests." PRWeb.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety released the Arizona DUI Enforcement Statistics for 2011, which details information about arrests made for all driving under the influence (DUI) offenses in Arizona for the 2011 fiscal year. James E. Novak, a criminal defense lawyer in Tempe, discusses implications of the increase in drug DUI arrests and potential penalties an individual could face if convicted of driving under the influence of drugs in Arizona.