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July 27, 2023

How You Can Avoid Wrongful Allegations in Arizona?

There are growing movements in today’s society to support those who “come out” with accusations against all sorts of people for all sorts of supposed crimes. However, our criminal justice system is supposed to support the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” and this movement can affect high-profile and low-profile cases alike. These include those accused of domestic violence and a variety of other crimes. Stories surrounding these allegations tend to gain a lot of traction on social media and other online platforms, leading to a plethora of bad feelings directed toward the one accused, whether or not the case […]
July 17, 2023

Can I Be Charged with Felony Assault From a Bar Fight?

Bar fights happen all the time and, in most cases, the person getting punched will leave with a black eye, maybe more than one person. But can you also be charged with felony assault if you punch someone in a bar? The answer to this question is a simple yes. Despite the excitement that an occasional bar fight can create for those watching, either of the participants could end up being victims. And a criminal charge is not a matter to be treated with triviality. One stupid decision can leave you facing a sentence of up to ten years! For […]
April 20, 2023

What Is the Most Likely Outcome for Class 5 Felony Drug Possession in Arizona?

Arizona is a tough state for people with drug convictions and drug possession is a serious criminal offense with significant consequences. Many factors can affect the consequences of a drug arrest in Arizona. Here we will talk about the range of penalties for drug possession in Arizona, specifically when it is considered a class 5 felony, and how a criminal defense lawyer can help you. What is Drug Possession Arizona, as with all other states, classifies offenses according to several levels. Misdemeanors are low-level offenses and felonies are higher-level offenses. Misdemeanors have lower penalties than felonies, and some felonies have lower […]
January 30, 2023

Can You Trust a Public Defender to Handle Your Case?

A public defender is a criminal defense lawyer employed by the government. They defend people that cannot afford to hire a lawyer for their case. Usually, public defenders represent people with very little or no money at all. Are Public Defenders Effective? Yes, public defenders are effective because they bring the same passion and dedication to cases they handle as many other lawyers do. They are also well trained in their trade and know that their job is essential to preserve justice in our legal system. In many cases, public defenders are just as good at their jobs as private […]
January 15, 2023

Can You Own a Firearm After a Felony?

The United States is among the few countries in the world that consider the ownership of a gun a constitutional right for its citizens. The right to carry arms or gun rights is something that has become rooted in the culture of America. Most citizens take pride in the fact they are legally allowed to own guns. However, this law only allows people 18 or older to buy and own rifles, shotguns, and the ammunition for them. Only people who are 21 or older can buy any other kind of gun. However, even if you meet all the age requirements, […]
June 29, 2022

Vehicle Searches in Arizona: Know Your Rights

Let’s say you are pulled over by a police officer on the roadside. The officer requests your driver’s license and asks whether you have anything illegal in your vehicle. Finally, the officer requests to search your car, and now you are left wondering what you should do and how you are supposed to respond to this. It’s important to note that one has rights that protect them from police harassment and illegal searches despite all this. Sometimes, one forgets that some laws and rights protect drivers against traffic stops. It’s your right to have these legal protections asserted for them […]
May 23, 2022

Examining the Costs of a DUI

If a driver receives a DUI charge, the total costs may exceed several thousand dollars. In Arizona, the legal system often requires those convicted of this to pay a large fine, a public fund safety fee, an ignition interlock device, and a license reinstatement fee. And there are fees if the police officer impounds your vehicle. What are some of the Fines? The base court fine and surcharges could be almost $2000 and a DUI assessment of another $250. The fees do not stop there. The court imposes other mandatory fees.  There is the Arizona Department of Public Safety Equipment […]
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