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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?

Arizona has some of the most stringent DUI laws in the U.S. In any court case, mitigating factors are considered to reduce charges or sentencing, while aggravating factors are used to justify harsher charges and penalties. An aggravated DUI is a felony, whereas most DUI infractions are classified as Class 1 misdemeanors. Aggravating factors include: […]

Underage Drinking & your Property: What You Need to Know

Approaches to Underage Drinking As a parent, you likely take one of two approaches to underage drinking: prohibition or harm reduction. You either have clear, zero tolerance expectations, or you have an agreement that your child may only drink under your supervision. Some parents go so far as to host parties on special occasions such […]

What is Arizona Title 13-2831?

We all know that drunk driving is illegal, but avoiding DUI charges can take more than surrendering your keys when you plan on drinking heavily. Arizona’s DUI laws are outlined in title 28-1381. Here’s a breakdown of the law’s provisions: You must not be in control of the vehicle if you are under the influence […]

Refusing Field Sobriety Tests in Arizona

A common misconception regarding DUI traffic stops is if you don’t do everything the police officer says, you will be considered guilty. This, however, is not exactly true. While you should always show the officer respect, he or she may try to trick you into thinking something is mandatory when in fact it isn’t. Their job […]

Difference Between Felonies & Misdemeanors

Simply put, a felony is considered a more serious crime and carries more severe penalties than misdemeanors. There are a couple things to remember when facing charges: one, if you have previously been convicted of a misdemeanor, your second offense may be classified as a felony. Two, your defense attorney may be able to negotiate […]

Arizona Marijuana Laws: What You Need to Know

Arizona’s move to legalize possession and consumption of marijuana by adults 21 and older was thwarted last November after fierce, high-stakes lobbying campaigns battled it out. With the majority of voters saying “no” to Proposition 205, here’s what you need to know. To sum up, marijuana can only legally be used for medicinal purposes by […]

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