Guide to CDL Violations in Arizona

Getting a CDL (commercial driver’s license) in Arizona requires that you pass certain tests that are based on skills and knowledge. There are also three different classifications that require specific CDL licenses. Such specific testing is in place because handling large vehicles is inherently more dangerous than driving a standard car, especially if the truck […]

When Can Police Search Vehicles Without A Warrant?

On January 9th, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases about when police are allowed to search vehicles. As of this writing, they haven’t reached a decision.   Vehicle Searches with Probable Cause  In 1925, police were authorized to search vehicles without a warrant if they had probable cause, or reason to believe a criminal […]

Proving Innocence After Conviction

It’s extremely difficult to have a conviction overturned once you have been convicted, which is why it’s so vital that you obtain the services of a high-quality lawyer if you are facing a potential prison sentence. One such example of the difficulties of having a conviction overturned is the case of Benjamine Spencer. The case […]

List of Common Holiday Criminal Charges

The holiday season can be stressful, which may be why certain types of arrests tend to occur more during this period than any other time of the year. The most common arrests during the holiday season are for DUIs, shoplifting and identity theft. Crimes During the Holiday Season DUIs tend to happen most often during the […]

Avoid Trespassing Charges This Halloween

Halloween is considered by many to be one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year. Everyone can participate, no matter what their religion is. While younger kids will look forward to trick or treating, older kids and even some adults may be tempted to sneak into old abandoned homes and buildings in pursuit of […]

Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

If you get pulled over by a police officer while driving, it’s important that you not only know what you should do, but what your rights are. Knowing these rights and responsibilities should allow the traffic stop to occur without incident. Your Responsibilities During a Traffic Stop in Arizona One of the biggest mistakes drivers make […]

Miranda Rights and the Constitution

Chances are, you know about the Miranda Rights. We’ve all heard an actor portraying a police officer, if not an actual police officer, telling a suspect about their right to remain silent and to speak with a lawyer. This requirement is actually much younger than the Constitution and Bill of Rights. In fact, the Miranda […]

How to Find a Defense Attorney You Can Trust

Hiring a defense lawyer is not something you’ll want to take lightly. Not all defense attorneys are the same, after all. You want to find a defense attorney you can trust. The following are a few qualities to consider: They have relationships within the court system – A defense attorney with a lot of experience will have existing […]

Out of State Driver with Arizona Traffic Ticket

Most people have a pretty good idea of what happens when they get a traffic violation in their home state. They can get a certain number of points on their license and their car insurance can end up going up. But few people realize the effect that an out-of-state ticket can have and what they […]

Tent City Closes but Tough on Crime Legacy Remains

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unseated after 24 years in office by Paul Penzone. Arpaio became known for his tough on crime policies, his aggressive treatment towards immigrants and his notorious Tent City, all of which ended up costing Phoenix millions of dollars in taxpayer money. Why Is Tent City Closing? One of Penzone’s first orders of business […]

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