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Criminal Assault Defense in Arizona

Criminal Assault Defense in Arizona

assault defenseAssault charges can result in a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. An Arizona criminal defense attorney can help you better understand your specific case and the charges against you.

Generally, assault charges are a Class 1 misdemeanor in Arizona. When […]

Medical Marijuana and Driving in Arizona

Medical Marijuana and Driving in Arizona

medical marijuana and drivingMedical marijuana is legal in Arizona, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be pulled over for driving while under the influence of medical marijuana. It’s been eight years since the state passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), […]

What Are Dangerous Criminal Offenses in Arizona?

What Are Dangerous Criminal Offenses in Arizona?

what are dangerous criminal offensesCriminal offenses are classified in several ways in Arizona. Dangerous offenses are a separate category that is explained in more detail in Arizona Revised Statute 13-604.The Legal Definition of Dangerous Offense

A dangerous criminal offense is defined as […]

How Arizona Treats Domestic Violence Charges

How Arizona Treats Domestic Violence Charges

domesic violence chargesArizona domestic violence charges have somewhat similar parameters as other states, although the crime is often used to enhance other charges like rape, assault and battery. A domestic violence attorney defends those accused of this crime, and you’d be surprised […]

Federal Prisoners Early Release Due to Prison Population

Federal Prisoners Early Release Due to Prison Population

federal prisoners early releaseOver the last three decades, the United States has quietly increased its federal prison population by unprecedented numbers. In fact, from 1980-2015, the inmate population skyrocketed from 25,000 […]

How to Defend Claims of Criminal Tax Fraud in Arizona

How to Defend Claims of Criminal Tax Fraud in Arizona

criminal tax fraudInvestigations into tax fraud may lead to charges being sought at either the state or federal level, depending on severity and amount allegedly in question. Should an individual find themselves under California or IRS investigation, it’s […]

Overview of Arizona Arson Law

Overview of Arizona Arson Law

arson law in arizonaArson is an unique crime in criminal law that happens much more often than most people think. This blogpost will provide a brief overview of Arizona statutes that govern arson law and the punishment for being convicted of arson in […]

What is Double Jeopardy in Arizona?

What is Double Jeopardy in Arizona?

what is double jeopardyMost people know that you can’t be tried for the same crime twice. We see it all the time in movies and television. But what is double jeopardy? Why do we have it? It is not as simply as […]

4 DUI Tests Arizona Law Enforcement May Use in Traffic Stops

4 DUI Tests Arizona Law Enforcement May Use in Traffic Stops

Interested in learning what tests are commonly used when drivers are pulled over at sobriety checkpoints, or pulled over in general? Check out these four popular tests.

The Infamous Breathalyzer

dui testWithout taking this exceedingly technical, the instrument is […]

Where Do You Serve Jail Time for DUI in Arizona?

Where Do You Serve Jail Time for DUI in Arizona?

jail time for dui in arizonaIf you’re not from Arizona but you violate laws in the state, you’ll probably have numerous questions. Driving under the influence in Arizona will be prosecuted severely and you will have to face […]

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