Can Police Question Minors Without Parental Consent?

As a parent, you would no doubt be concerned if police questioned your child without your knowledge, especially if they are being treated as a suspect. You might feel it’s your right as a parent or guardian to be present during police encounters with your child. However, it is legal for police to question minors without […]

What To Do If Your Child Is Arrested

Although you would hope that your child will never get arrested, it could happen – even if they are innocent. However, you might not know what to do if your child gets arrested, which means that you may not know how to advise them if they call you. The most important thing to understand is […]

Pulled Over While Working As An Uber or Lyft Driver

As a driver for Lyft or Uber, you are an independent contractor with the ability to work whenever you desire. While this comes with benefits, you also face potential drawbacks. Learn what happens if you get a traffic ticket during a rideshare shift. Citation Involving an Accident If you are involved in an accident while […]

Texting while Driving Law in Arizona

We know that texting while driving is dangerous and inadvisable. That said, if a police officer alleges that you were texting while driving, you’ll want to know what law, if any, prohibits you from doing so. State vs Local Texting While Driving Laws in AZ Currently, there is no statewide, universal ban on texting in […]

Your Rights when Served with a Protective Order in Arizona

If you have been served with a protective order in Arizona, understand your rights and responsibilities. There are three types of orders you may be served: An injunction against harassment means someone alleges you have committed multiple acts of harassment within the last year. An injunction against workplace harassment is filed by an employer on […]

Common Criminal Damage Charges in Arizona

Usually, prosecutors press criminal damage charges alongside related charges such as trespassing, burglary or domestic violence. In general, charges depend on the monetary value of the property allegedly damaged. They can also depend on the type of location allegedly damaged. Because of this, criminal damage could be considered a class 4 felony all the way […]

Arizona’s Complicated Appeals Process

The Arizona court system can be a tangled jungle, and it’s not reasonable to expect anyone to figure it out in a short time while dealing with the stress of a trial. Appealing decisions made in your case can give you a second chance, if you can make a strong argument that the decision was […]

John Oliver Explains Marijuana Law Complexity

In the state of Arizona, medicinal marijuana is legal. While the legalization of recreational marijuana did not pass in November, under state law, those who have received approval for medical purposes are allowed to utilize the plant. The problem, though, is state laws directly contradict what current federal laws say. That means you can be […]

Should I Tell My Lawyer Everything Related To My Charges?

When it comes to hiring an attorney, you may wonder what exactly you should tell your representation. It is important to remember the attorney-client privilege in place. This prevents the attorney from going out and telling anyone else what you told him or her in confidence. Additionally, the lawyer may not be questioned about you […]

Why do Prosecutors Become Defense Attorneys?

Everybody has different reasons for making a career change. Money, location and work environment are pretty universal factors that drive a person to leave one job for another. Here are some of the reasons former prosecutors decide to “switch sides” by becoming defense lawyers: Manageable Caseload District attorneys and the prosecutors who work for them […]