January 18, 2021

What to Do and What to Expect and Possible Charges

DUIs are taken very seriously in the state of Arizona. If you are arrested for this offence, then you’re in trouble and must treat the matter with some urgency. If you face a second or third DUI charge, the stakes are even higher. You will need the help of an experienced DUI attorney if you are to get the best possible outcome. What to do After Your Arrest Being stopped on suspicion of DUI is bad enough. You should politely refuse to perform any field sobriety tests or the HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus) eye test.  You should not answer any […]
December 28, 2020

Juvenile Criminal Cases and Court System in Arizona

Juvenile Court is a separate division of the Superior Court.  It is responsible for hearing cases concerning juvenile delinquency, dependencies, termination of parental rights, adoptions, emancipation, and any other related matters. Despite the fact that most Juvenile Delinquency matters involve crimes committed by minors, they are taken seriously, just like any other case. That’s why it is important to hire an experienced juvenile attorney to handle the case. Arizona Juvenile Court Process The organization and process of a juvenile court system are somewhat different from that of the adult system. For instance, when an offence is committed, juveniles or minors […]
December 18, 2020

Know Your Rights With Vehicle Searches in Arizona

People are protected from unlawful searches and seizure of their assets under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Any type of illegal seizure of assets could negatively impact a person financially. Any type of unlawful vehicle search would violate a person’s right to privacy. Automobile Exception This is connected to the Fourth Amendment and provides drivers with less of an expectation for privacy in their automobile when compared to their residence. Law enforcement in Arizona is still not permitted to search each vehicle they stop for a traffic violation. They must be able to establish probable cause. However, […]
December 10, 2020

How Do You Know If You Are Under Criminal Investigation?

While contact from a police officer does not always mean you are under investigation for violating the law, there are times when you should be prepared for.  As a criminal attorney explains, there may be ways to know if you are under criminal investigation. Commission of a Crime Before explaining how a criminal investigation takes place, it is important for you to understand the types of crimes you could be charged with in Arizona. A misdemeanor is usually a lesser crime and punishable by up to six months in county jail. These cases are normally handled by lower courts. Felonies […]
November 24, 2020

Crucial Facts about Arizona Drug DWIs

Arizona DUI Laws Arizona law, like all state law, makes it expressly illegal for one to be in control of a motor car while under the influence of any intoxicant. Arizona is notable for being one of the harshest states on drivers found to be driving under the influence. Offenders are usually subject to legal sanctions of varying severity once it has been established that they have exceeded the legal limit. The legal limit in the state of Arizona is a blood alcohol level of 0.08%. Anyone found with alcohol at this level, or higher is liable for criminal prosecution. […]
November 16, 2020

Why You Need an Attorney in a Domestic Violence Case, Whether You Are the Accused or The Victim

How Can A Domestic Violence Attorney Protect Your Rights? It is never right for you to be abused, stalked, or harassed. Relationships can be difficult and filled with volatile emotions, but this is no excuse for your partner to ever put their hands on you or to make your life miserable after you have split up with them. Domestic violence is a very intimate crime. It takes place in the home or in spaces hidden from the public view. Unless you have marks, bruises, and witnesses, it can be difficult to get the police help that you require. Victims of […]
October 30, 2020

Myths about Facing a DUI Charge in Arizona

Being charged with driving under the influence is a serious legal matter in every state. All states have unified the .08 blood alcohol content level as a presumption of intoxication but the associated legal penalties with a conviction differ significantly from state to state. Sometimes penalties are relatively administrative and standard for a first conviction, then they are enhanced with subsequent convictions. In addition, look back periods for determining the enhancement of charges is also not consistent, ranging from 7 to 10 years depending on the state. Most defendants do not realize the severity and potential long-term outcome of a […]
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