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New to Arizona?

Posted by Craig Penrod | Sep 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arizona State law requires that you obtain an Arizona vehicle registration and driver license, immediately if any of the following applies. If you:

  • Work in Arizona (other than  or seasonal agricultural work), or
  • Are registered to vote in Arizona, or
  • Place children in school without paying the tuition rate of a nonresident, or
  • Have a business that has an office in Arizona, and that bases and operates vehicles in this state, or
  • Obtain a state license or pay school tuition fees at the same rate as an Arizona resident, or
  • Have a business that operates vehicles to transport goods or passengers within Arizona, or
  • Remain in Arizona for a total of 7 months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence.

Out-of-state students enrolled with 7 or more semester hours, are not considered Arizona residents, regardless of employment.

Active duty military personnel based in Arizona who qualify for exemption under the Service Members Civil Relief Act of 2003 are not considered Arizona residents.

Craig Penrod has been involved in criminal and DUI defense for more than 30 years, is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, is AV® rated, the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell®, is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, and has been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers Editions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig W. Penrod for a free initial legal consultation if you find yourself facing DUI or criminal charges.

About the Author

Craig Penrod

Craig W. Penrod was born and raised in Arizona and has practiced criminal defense for over 30 years. Mr. Penrod is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, State of Nevada Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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