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  • U.S. Supreme Court : Attorneys are Required to Advise Noncitizens of Immigration Consequences
    U.S. Supreme Court : Attorneys are Required to Advise Noncitizens of Immigration Consequences

    In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court recently held that criminal defense attorneys are required under the Sixth Amendment to the Unites States Constitution to inform non citizen ...

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  • Burglary vs. Robbery - What is the Difference?
    Burglary vs. Robbery - What is the Difference?

    Although the terms " burglary " and " robbery " are used interchangeably the two offenses are entirely different under Arizona criminal law. Burglary is generally defined as the unlawful entry onto ...

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  • Know and Exercise your Rights if You are Stopped for DUI
    Know and Exercise your Rights if You are Stopped for DUI

    Arizona Revised Statute 28-1381(a)(3) (otherwise known as driving under the influence of drugs ) makes it a class one misdemeanor to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while a ...

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  • What is the Difference Between a Grand Jury and a Preliminary Hearing?
    What is the Difference Between a Grand Jury and a Preliminary Hearing?

    Felony charges such as forgery , aggravated DUI and possession of dangerous drugs are filed in the superior court on either an indictment or an information. These forms are collectively referred to as ...

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  • Why do I Have Two Court Dates?
    Why do I Have Two Court Dates?

    Many felony charges like possession of drugs , aggravated assault and robbery are filed by the county attorney's office in a section of the Superior Court referred to as the Regional Court Center. ...

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  • Scottsdale May Permit Home Detention for DUI Cases
    Scottsdale May Permit Home Detention for DUI Cases

    Drivers accused of DUI in Scottsdale currently are unable to serve home detention in lieu of jail time as is an option in many other jurisdictions located in Maricopa County including Phoenix and ...

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