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    • What Does it Mean to Be an Accessory to a Crime?

      In criminal law, it’s possible to be criminally prosecuted if you somehow aided or contributed to the commission of a crime, even if you were not there when it took place. If you came up with the ...

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    • Age of Consent in Arizona

      Teenage romance – it happens all the time. Sometimes however, a minor (someone who is under the age of 18), will have a romantic relationship with someone who is 18 or older and when this occurs, the ...

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    • Victim Restitution in Arizona

      Are you facing criminal charges in Arizona? If you are and there happened to be a victim in your crime; for example, someone who was injured because of your actions, it’s possible the state will order ...

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    • Penalties for Assault in Arizona

      In Arizona, it is easy to be charged with assault. A simple altercation between two individuals can escalate into a criminal arrest if any physical injury is involved. You could even be charged with ...

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    • Arizona's Domestic Violence Laws

      Have you been accused of domestic violence ? In Arizona, domestic violence refers to stalking, threats of violence or actual physical violence towards one’s spouse, child, family member, member of the ...

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    • Aggravated vs. Extreme DUI in Arizona

      Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws are not that different from other states. In Arizona, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. It’s also unlawful to ...

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    • What is Aggravated DUI?

      If you’re like most Arizona drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent. What you may not know is that in reality, ...

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    • License Suspensions & Revocations in Arizona

      Most people take their driving privileges very seriously. After all, when your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, it can affect your livelihood, which is no laughing matter. We can all agree ...

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    • Factors that Affect Alcohol Intoxication

      When it comes to alcohol, it affects people’s bodies differently. For example, a man and a woman can both drink the same alcoholic drinks within the same time period; however, the woman’s blood ...

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    • 8 Alcohol Offenses You Didn't Know About in Arizona

      As an Arizona resident, you know it’s against the law to drink and drive. You may not know the specifics, but you have a pretty good idea that if you consume alcohol and drive, you’ll face jail time ...

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    • License Suspensions & Revocations in Arizona

      Most people take their driving privileges very seriously. After all, when your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, it can affect your livelihood, which is no laughing matter. We can all agree ...

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    • Felony DUI Charges in Arizona

      According to the Arizona Department of Transportation , “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drugs to drive or be in actual physical control of any ...

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    • Underage DUIs in Phoenix

      In Arizona, as in every other state in the country, the legal drinking age is 21. Along with this, there is a Zero Tolerance Bill in Arizona that means any measurable amount of alcohol in a minor's ...

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    • Victim Restitution in Arizona

      Are you facing criminal charges in Arizona? If you are and there happened to be a victim in your crime; for example, someone who was injured because of your actions, it’s possible the state will order ...

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    • Penalties for Assault in Arizona

      In Arizona, it is easy to be charged with assault. A simple altercation between two individuals can escalate into a criminal arrest if any physical injury is involved. You could even be charged with ...

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    • Police Chase Ends Near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

      The suspect in a high-speed police pursuit that involved two law enforcement agencies on Tuesday morning is one of the alleged slingshot freeway shooters that struck in September near Queen Creek. C. ...

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    • Can an Arizona DUI Stop Me from Buying a Gun?

      Arizona is one state that takes pride in gun ownership. Because of this long-standing tradition, many Arizona residents own firearms to protect themselves, their families and their communities. After ...

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    • Arizona's Concealed Weapons Law

      Carrying a concealed weapon is not for everyone, but there are a number of reasons why people believe that it’s wise to carry. For one, the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights protects Americans’ ...

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    • Will a Conviction in Arizona Stop Me From Owning a Firearm?

      If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Phoenix, you may be wondering if a conviction would block you from possessing, controlling, or purchasing a firearm, and understandably so. While ...

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    • Arizona's Concealed Weapons Law

      Carrying a concealed weapon is not for everyone, but there are a number of reasons why people believe that it’s wise to carry. For one, the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights protects Americans’ ...

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    • What is Restitution in Arizona?

      If you are facing criminal charges in Phoenix or Tempe, or anywhere else in Arizona and you allegedly committed a crime against another person, you could face the standard punishment – fines and ...

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    • Rights of Crime Victims in Arizona

      If you’re being accused injuring or killing someone in a DUI accident, or if you’re accused of a violent offense or a sexually-motivated crime , you may be wondering, “What rights do crime victims ...

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    • Victims' Rights in an Arizona Criminal Case

      If you are accused of committing a crime in Phoenix, specifically a crime involving a victim, you should know that under Arizona law, crime victims have certain “legal and constitutional rights,” ...

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    • Rights of Crime Victims in Arizona

      If you’re being accused injuring or killing someone in a DUI accident, or if you’re accused of a violent offense or a sexually-motivated crime , you may be wondering, “What rights do crime victims ...

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    • Can the Police Lie in Arizona?

      You are NOT supposed to lie to the police. If you’re caught lying during a criminal investigation or a criminal prosecution, you can face serious criminal charges. But, what about the police? Are they ...

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    • Steps in an Arizona Criminal Case

      In the United States, we have state laws which are created by state legislators and federal laws, which are enacted by Congress. A “criminal case” is commenced when someone breaks a law, which is ...

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    • Posting Criminal Bonds in Phoenix

      In Maricopa County criminal cases, it is common for the court to order a defendant to deposit funds in a trust managed by the Clerk of Court; these funds are referred to as “criminal bail bonds.” ...

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    • Why Do People Waive Their Right to a Jury Trial?

      If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in Phoenix or Tempe, you have a lot to consider. Do you take a plea deal? Do you plead not guilty? Do you waive your right to a jury trial? Or, do ...

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    • Arizona Penalties for Criminal Damage

      It is not uncommon for people to destroy another person’s property and the reasons for this vary. For example, a scorned husband or wife may destroy their spouse’s property after they learn that their ...

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    • When is a Case Prosecuted in Federal Court?

      In the United States, we have two kinds of courts: We have state courts and federal courts. The state courts handle state-level criminal cases , whereas the federal courts handle cases involving ...

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    • Will a DUI Stop Me from Practicing Real Estate in Arizona?

      Real estate can be very lucrative. Unlike most full-time jobs, there’s no cap on how much someone can earn – sky’s the limit so to speak. But in order to practice real estate, one has to have a valid ...

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    • DNA Testing in Arizona Criminal Cases

      If you’re a fan of crime shows, you’ve probably heard about an incredible and extremely valuable law enforcement tool: DNA testing. In the past 10 years, forensic science has improved dramatically and ...

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    • When is a Case Prosecuted in Federal Court?

      In the United States, we have two kinds of courts: We have state courts and federal courts. The state courts handle state-level criminal cases , whereas the federal courts handle cases involving ...

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    • Will a DUI Stop Me from Practicing Real Estate in Arizona?

      Real estate can be very lucrative. Unlike most full-time jobs, there’s no cap on how much someone can earn – sky’s the limit so to speak. But in order to practice real estate, one has to have a valid ...

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    • DNA Testing in Arizona Criminal Cases

      If you’re a fan of crime shows, you’ve probably heard about an incredible and extremely valuable law enforcement tool: DNA testing. In the past 10 years, forensic science has improved dramatically and ...

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    • DNA Testing in Arizona Criminal Cases

      If you’re a fan of crime shows, you’ve probably heard about an incredible and extremely valuable law enforcement tool: DNA testing. In the past 10 years, forensic science has improved dramatically and ...

      Read More
    • Victim Restitution in Arizona

      Are you facing criminal charges in Arizona? If you are and there happened to be a victim in your crime; for example, someone who was injured because of your actions, it’s possible the state will order ...

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    • Drug Possession Charges in Phoenix

      Possessing illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a valid prescription is highly frowned upon in the United States and Arizona is no exception. This is because a mountain of research has ...

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    • Defense: Defendant Mentally Ill When He Killed 6-Year-Old

      A Phoenix man is being charged with the killings of his brother and 6-year-old nephew. His defense attorney explains that before becoming mentally ill and capable of murder, he was an honor student on ...

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    • Traffic Stop Leads to Arizona's First Blue Alert

      Traffic Stop Leads to Shootout A routine traffic stop in Phoenix ended in a manhunt after one police officer was shot in the head involving numerous officers and individuals. The officer stopped a car ...

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    • Joint Law Enforcement Action Leads to Arrest of 16

      Eastside Crips Arrested A morning bust of the Arizona Eastside Crips gang led to an arrest of 16 individuals and the seizure of over 80 firearms. The Tuscon Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, ...

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    • The Death Penalty in Arizona

      Congress or any state legislature has the right to prescribe the death penalty for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty does not violate the Eight ...

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    • Maricopa County's TASC Adult Deferred Prosecution Program

      Are you facing drug-related charges ? As you probably know, many of Arizona’s drug offenses are prosecuted as felonies. While states such as Colorado have decriminalized possessing small amounts of ...

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    • Cyberbullying Charges in Arizona

      The offense of cyberbullying falls under the category of a harassment crime in Arizona. Just as with any other harassment charge, cyberbullying could be filed as a misdemeanor or felony charge. In ...

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    • Underage DUIs in Phoenix

      In Arizona, as in every other state in the country, the legal drinking age is 21. Along with this, there is a Zero Tolerance Bill in Arizona that means any measurable amount of alcohol in a minor's ...

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    • Minor in Possession of Alcohol Laws in Arizona

      Arizona has statutes in place to counter juvenile offenses such as underage drinking and underage DUIs, and other crimes such as vandalism and trespassing . Under these laws, a minor is considered ...

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    • DNA Testing in Arizona Criminal Cases

      If you’re a fan of crime shows, you’ve probably heard about an incredible and extremely valuable law enforcement tool: DNA testing. In the past 10 years, forensic science has improved dramatically and ...

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    • Drug Possession Charges in Phoenix

      Possessing illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a valid prescription is highly frowned upon in the United States and Arizona is no exception. This is because a mountain of research has ...

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    • Firearms: Prohibited Possessors in Arizona

      Like Texas, Arizona is well-known for being proud of its firearm laws and practices. Under ARS 13-3107, it’s against the law to discharge a firearm within city limits unless special exceptions apply, ...

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    • Orders of Protection in Phoenix

      Were you arrested for family violence ( domestic violence ) in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County? If so, your accuser may have obtained a civil court order called a protective order, ...

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    • Can I Go to Drug Court for Marijuana?

      If you’re arrested for marijuana possession in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona, you can find yourself facing felony charges. In Arizona, possessing less than two pounds of marijuana is a Class 6 felony ...

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    • Maricopa County's Drug Court Program

      Are you facing drug possession charges in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County? If so, you may be interested in Maricopa County Adult Probation’s Drug Court Program, which, according to the ...

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    • Maricopa County's Drug Court

      Were you recently arrested in Phoenix on drug charges? If so, you will be interested in learning about Maricopa County’s Adult Drug Court, which has been operating since 1992. Under this program, drug ...

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    • Drug Possession Charges in Phoenix

      Possessing illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a valid prescription is highly frowned upon in the United States and Arizona is no exception. This is because a mountain of research has ...

      Read More
    • Can I Go to Drug Court for Marijuana?

      If you’re arrested for marijuana possession in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona, you can find yourself facing felony charges. In Arizona, possessing less than two pounds of marijuana is a Class 6 felony ...

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    • Arizona DUI & Deportation

      According to the American Immigration Council (AIC), “Arizona has a growing population of immigrants, making up more than 12 percent of the state’s residents.” The AIC goes on to say that: “More than ...

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    • Will a DUI Stop Me from Practicing Real Estate in Arizona?

      Real estate can be very lucrative. Unlike most full-time jobs, there’s no cap on how much someone can earn – sky’s the limit so to speak. But in order to practice real estate, one has to have a valid ...

      Read More
    • Aggravated vs. Extreme DUI in Arizona

      Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws are not that different from other states. In Arizona, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. It’s also unlawful to ...

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    • What is Aggravated DUI?

      If you’re like most Arizona drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent. What you may not know is that in reality, ...

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    • Will a DUI Stop Me from Practicing Real Estate in Arizona?

      Real estate can be very lucrative. Unlike most full-time jobs, there’s no cap on how much someone can earn – sky’s the limit so to speak. But in order to practice real estate, one has to have a valid ...

      Read More
    • Aggravated vs. Extreme DUI in Arizona

      Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws are not that different from other states. In Arizona, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. It’s also unlawful to ...

      Read More
    • What is Aggravated DUI?

      If you’re like most Arizona drivers, you’re well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent. What you may not know is that in reality, ...

      Read More
    • Underage DUIs in Phoenix

      In Arizona, as in every other state in the country, the legal drinking age is 21. Along with this, there is a Zero Tolerance Bill in Arizona that means any measurable amount of alcohol in a minor's ...

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    • How to Get Your Suspended or Revoked License Back in Phoenix

      There are many reasons that a driver's license could be suspended or revoked in Arizona, and many of these reasons include criminal charges. You could even lose your driving privileges because you ...

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    • Expungement of Criminal Record in Arizona? ...Not so much.

      We are often asked whether we handle " expungements " of criminal records. Well the fact is that there is no such thing as "expungement" in Arizona, or anywhere else for that matter – at least in the ...

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    • Aggravated vs. Extreme DUI in Arizona

      Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws are not that different from other states. In Arizona, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. It’s also unlawful to ...

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    • Arizona DUI Penalties

      Like other states, in Arizona it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or any drugs. It’s also against the law to be intoxicated by drugs or alcohol and be “in actual physical control” of ...

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    • License Suspensions & Revocations in Arizona

      Most people take their driving privileges very seriously. After all, when your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, it can affect your livelihood, which is no laughing matter. We can all agree ...

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    • Consequences of Failure to Appear in Arizona

      If you’ve ever been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), called to jury duty, or asked to be a witness for any type of court proceeding, you probably saw a court date listed on the ...

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    • When is a Case Prosecuted in Federal Court?

      In the United States, we have two kinds of courts: We have state courts and federal courts. The state courts handle state-level criminal cases , whereas the federal courts handle cases involving ...

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    • Fraud Charges in Phoenix, Arizona

      Today, fraudulent crimes are exceedingly common and they are committed in all types of situations. A single fraud scheme can involve a bankruptcy filing, immigration documents, rubber checks, health ...

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    • State vs. Federal Courts

      In the United States, we have the state courts and the federal courts. Similarly, we have state-level crimes and federal crimes. State courts prosecute state-level crimes and federal courts prosecute ...

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    • Felony DUI Charges in Arizona

      According to the Arizona Department of Transportation , “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drugs to drive or be in actual physical control of any ...

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    • How Felony Charges Are Filed in Phoenix

      We are going to provide a brief description of how felony charges are filed in Phoenix and Maricopa County. Misdemeanor cases are handled by municipal prosecutors, while juvenile cases are handled by ...

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    • Fraud Charges in Phoenix, Arizona

      Today, fraudulent crimes are exceedingly common and they are committed in all types of situations. A single fraud scheme can involve a bankruptcy filing, immigration documents, rubber checks, health ...

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    • Felony DUI Charges in Arizona

      According to the Arizona Department of Transportation , “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drugs to drive or be in actual physical control of any ...

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    • Police Chase Ends Near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

      The suspect in a high-speed police pursuit that involved two law enforcement agencies on Tuesday morning is one of the alleged slingshot freeway shooters that struck in September near Queen Creek. C. ...

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    • Do I Have to Take a DUI Test in Phoenix?

      What Implied Consent Law Means for Arizona Drivers Under this "implied consent", every driver is said to have given his or her consent to take a breath, blood, or urine test if they are ever lawfully ...

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    • Dealing With the Police When They Suspect a DUI

      Being pulled over by the police can be a frightening experience. The flashing lights in your rearview mirror, the chatter of the dispatcher over the officer's radio and the bright flashlight being ...

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    • Woman on Phone in Front of Officer: "I Have to Go, I'm Getting Arrested for DUI Again"

      On Thursday, December 19, an Arizona woman was arrested in Cottonwood on charges including drunk driving. According to news outlets, a police officer came up to a vehicle parked on the sidewalk to ...

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    • Arizona's Domestic Violence Laws

      Have you been accused of domestic violence ? In Arizona, domestic violence refers to stalking, threats of violence or actual physical violence towards one’s spouse, child, family member, member of the ...

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    • One Arrest Made in Pastor's Murder Case

      A Phoenix pastor who had devoted his life to helping people with a tarnished past was brutally murdered in his own home on Feb. 27. The killing left many wondering if it could have been the work of ...

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    • Joint Law Enforcement Action Leads to Arrest of 16

      Eastside Crips Arrested A morning bust of the Arizona Eastside Crips gang led to an arrest of 16 individuals and the seizure of over 80 firearms. The Tuscon Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, ...

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    • Innocent Owner Defenses to Forfeiture

      It's hard to argue that Arizona is one of the more liberty-oriented states in the nation when it comes to the power of the state government over individuals. Arizona is generally a "live and let live" ...

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    • Forgery in Arizona Senate Primary

      Forgery What happens when forged signatures show up on documents? Forgery is the act of creating, copying, or changing a signature or document for deceitful purposes. Examples of forgery are signing a ...

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    • Two Arizona Men Accused of $15 Million Scam

      Wednesday, November 13, a federal judge unsealed a grand jury indictment: two Arizona men have been charged with ten counts of conspiracy to defraud NHL players, Long Island police officers, and ...

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    • Forgery charges in Arizona - much more than fake signatures

      When we hear the word "forgery" we typically think of a "fake" – something like a fake signature on a document, or a work of art made to look like an original famous painting. But when someone is ...

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    • Fraud Charges in Phoenix, Arizona

      Today, fraudulent crimes are exceedingly common and they are committed in all types of situations. A single fraud scheme can involve a bankruptcy filing, immigration documents, rubber checks, health ...

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    • What is Identity Theft?

      Identity theft is a type of white collar crime that refers to an array of crimes where someone illegally obtains someone else’s personal information in a way that involves fraud or deception, ...

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    • Two Arizona Men Accused of $15 Million Scam

      Wednesday, November 13, a federal judge unsealed a grand jury indictment: two Arizona men have been charged with ten counts of conspiracy to defraud NHL players, Long Island police officers, and ...

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    • What are the Penalties for a Hit & Run in Arizona?

      According to the latest data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 6,064,000 police-reported crashes in 2014. Of those, 2,338,000 people were injured ...

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    • What is Human Trafficking?

      Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and it’s happening right here in Arizona. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, each year, “men, women and children fall into the ...

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    • Fraud Charges in Phoenix, Arizona

      Today, fraudulent crimes are exceedingly common and they are committed in all types of situations. A single fraud scheme can involve a bankruptcy filing, immigration documents, rubber checks, health ...

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    • What is Identity Theft?

      If you recently used someone else’s personal identifying information, such as their bank routing number, their credit card number, or their driver’s license number, you have probably found yourself in ...

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    • Identity Theft Charges in Arizona

      A person commits identity theft when they use someone else’s personal identifying information, such as their Social Security number, driver’s license, name, or their bank account information. Identity ...

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    • Interstate Compact For Out of State Defendants

      What if you are living outside of Arizona and just happened to be visiting Arizona at the time the offense was committed (or, for some other reason, are facing an Arizona felony probation grant)? In ...

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    • Interstate Compact Transfer of Sex Offenders

      At first impression one would think that sex offenders would not be permitted to transfer their probation from one state to another. However, the rules of interstate compact adult probation transfer ...

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    • Interstate Compact Expedited Transfer

      As we've discussed elsewhere, Arizona probationers may be permitted to move to a new state under the interstate compact rules for transfer of probation. Normally, an interstate compact probation ...

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    • Why Do People Waive Their Right to a Jury Trial?

      If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in Phoenix or Tempe, you have a lot to consider. Do you take a plea deal? Do you plead not guilty? Do you waive your right to a jury trial? Or, do ...

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    • Juvenile Driver License Suspensions in Arizona

      In Arizona, your driver license can be suspended or revoked under specific circumstances. When a driver license is “revoked,” it means the person’s driving privilege has been terminated. Under Arizona ...

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    • Underage Drinking Offenses in Phoenix, Arizona

      It is common knowledge among American adults and parents that teenagers have a tendency to drink alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes even though it’s against the law. In fact, the vast majority ...

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    • Juvenile Delinquency in Phoenix, Arizona

      Are you a parent whose son or daughter has recently fell into trouble with the law in the Phoenix area? If so, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about how the courts will handle your ...

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    • Juvenile Driver License Suspensions in Arizona

      In Arizona, your driver license can be suspended or revoked under specific circumstances. When a driver license is “revoked,” it means the person’s driving privilege has been terminated. Under Arizona ...

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    • Driving on a Suspended License After a DUI

      In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, drunk driving was far more prevalent than it is today. Back then, it was almost considered “no big deal” to drink and drive, but society’s views on driving under the ...

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    • How to Get Your Suspended or Revoked License Back in Phoenix

      There are many reasons that a driver's license could be suspended or revoked in Arizona, and many of these reasons include criminal charges. You could even lose your driving privileges because you ...

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    • Sentencing Differences in Luring Cases

      We help many clients who are charged with an offense called "Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation." When we get calls and inquiries on these types of cases, one of the primary questions that our ...

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    • Maricopa County's Drug Court Program

      Are you facing drug possession charges in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County? If so, you may be interested in Maricopa County Adult Probation’s Drug Court Program, which, according to the ...

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    • Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Phoenix

      Currently, more than 20 states have decriminalized marijuana possession for personal use, 21 to be exact and there are likely to be more in the coming years. While marijuana possession is still highly ...

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    • Cyberbullying Charges in Arizona

      The offense of cyberbullying falls under the category of a harassment crime in Arizona. Just as with any other harassment charge, cyberbullying could be filed as a misdemeanor or felony charge. In ...

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    • Arrested for Assault in Phoenix? Here's What You Could Face

      If you have been charged with assault, otherwise termed as "simple assault", this is a less severe charge than aggravated assault , but it is still serious (to understand the difference between simple ...

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    • Arizona CPS Worker Arrested on Heroin Charges

      Thursday, February 20, Phoenix police officers who were conducting a sting arrested a Child Protective Services worker for allegedly trying to purchase heroin. According to one sergeant, the ...

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    • Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona

      Like other states, it’s against the law in Arizona to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or above if you are 21 or older. For commercial drivers, the limit is .04% and for drivers under ...

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    • What Does it Mean to Be an Accessory to a Crime?

      In criminal law, it’s possible to be criminally prosecuted if you somehow aided or contributed to the commission of a crime, even if you were not there when it took place. If you came up with the ...

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    • Phoenix Woman Shoots and Kills Husband

      PHOENIX – A Phoenix woman is facing a second degree murder charge after she allegedly shot her husband to death on Jan. 5. In a domestic violence case, A. Lynne Miller, 30, was arrested on suspicion ...

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    • Defense: Defendant Mentally Ill When He Killed 6-Year-Old

      A Phoenix man is being charged with the killings of his brother and 6-year-old nephew. His defense attorney explains that before becoming mentally ill and capable of murder, he was an honor student on ...

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    • Obstructing a Criminal Investigation in Arizona

      When it comes to criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions, most states have enacted some kind of law that prohibits the intimidation of witnesses or victims. Often, such offenses are referred ...

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    • Orders of Protection in Phoenix

      Were you arrested for family violence ( domestic violence ) in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County? If so, your accuser may have obtained a civil court order called a protective order, ...

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    • Domestic Violence & Orders of Protection in Arizona

      While domestic violence is a serious offense that cannot be taken lightly, it involves several important issues about people’s legal rights and it often involves the rights of children as well. If you ...

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    • What's the Difference Between Probation & Parole?

      Most adults are familiar with the terms probation and parole, however, a lot of people are not sure how they are different. There are distinct differences, and for anyone who is facing criminal ...

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    • Will My Case End in a Plea Bargain?

      If you are facing criminal charges in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County, you’re probably aware of the fact that Arizona, like Texas and Florida is known for being tough on crime. Armed with ...

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    • Advantages of a Plea Bargain

      If you are facing criminal charges in Phoenix for an offense that you simply did not do, then plea bargaining doesn’t exactly apply in your circumstances. If you are innocent, obviously you want to ...

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    • Probation in Phoenix, Arizona

      If you are facing criminal charges in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County, soon you will learn about probation and what it entails. Probation is a sentencing alternative available to judges, ...

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    • What Happens if I Violate My Probation?

      When criminal offenders are put on probation, they are expected to adhere to a laundry list of “terms” or “conditions” of probation. Once in a while, an offender will intentionally or unintentionally ...

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    • What's the Difference Between Probation & Parole?

      Most adults are familiar with the terms probation and parole, however, a lot of people are not sure how they are different. There are distinct differences, and for anyone who is facing criminal ...

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    • Probation in Phoenix, Arizona

      If you are facing criminal charges in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County, soon you will learn about probation and what it entails. Probation is a sentencing alternative available to judges, ...

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    • What Happens if I Violate My Probation?

      When criminal offenders are put on probation, they are expected to adhere to a laundry list of “terms” or “conditions” of probation. Once in a while, an offender will intentionally or unintentionally ...

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    • What is Human Trafficking?

      Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and it’s happening right here in Arizona. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, each year, “men, women and children fall into the ...

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    • Prostitution Penalties in Arizona

      Prostitution is known for being the “oldest occupation,” but to this day, it’s criminalized in most jurisdictions, except for a few areas in Nevada. Many people wonder why it’s illegal, especially ...

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    • Orders of Protection in Phoenix

      Were you arrested for family violence ( domestic violence ) in Phoenix or anywhere else in Maricopa County? If so, your accuser may have obtained a civil court order called a protective order, ...

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    • Sexual Assault Charges in Arizona

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