Joshua D. Egan is a licensed attorney in Utah and Arizona with prosecution and criminal defense experience. He graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. As a law student, Joshua clerked for the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Arizona District) and worked with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office prosecuting felony domestic violence cases. After graduating, Joshua worked for an insurance defense firm for a year before becoming a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, he resolved hundreds of DUI cases in one of the busiest justice courts in Arizona. Currently, Joshua lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he works as an associate attorney with Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle & Poulsen, P.C., focusing on criminal defense.
Arizona officially uses the term “driving under the influence” (DUI) instead of “driving while intoxicated” (DWI). However, some people still use DWI and DUI interchangeably to refer to drunk or drugged driving.
Arizona has a strict “not-a-drop” law that makes it illegal for drivers under the age of 21 to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. An underage violation differs from a standard DUI because it doesn’t require proof that the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .08% or more or that the driver was impaired.