March 23, 2017

Driving After A Arizona DUI Arrest Or Conviction And What You Should Know

The Ramifications For Driving After an Arizona DUI Arrest Or Conviction If you happen to get pulled over for a driving under the influence (DUI) case, you will need to do all that you can to hire great representation, it is also important that you abide by the penalties that are levied afterward. However, if you happen to get convicted of a DUI and get caught driving after having your license revoked; this can bring even more penalties.   #1: Request a conditional license In the state of Arizona, many judges will revoke and suspend your license when you are […]
March 17, 2017

A Quick Glance On The Benefits Of Adoption Tax Credits In Arizona

Adoption can be expensive. For this reason, the government aims to reduce the financial burdens of the prospective adoptive parents through the Federal Adoption Tax Credit or FATC.   Brief History Non-refundable since 1997, the FATC allows adoptive parents to reduce their tax obligations. If not consumed within a year, the credit shall be carried over to the succeeding years. Hence, the policy leads up to 6 years of the tax subsidy. The Affordable Health Act of 2010 has enabled taxpayers to monetarily claim the credit than for it to significantly decrease their taxes. However, this only lasted for two […]
March 8, 2017

What To Do When Domestic Violence Charges Are Filed Against You

Domestic violence is defined, generally speaking, as a crime committed by a family or household member who inflicts harm to another member of the family or household. There are many forms of domestic violence, which includes physical and sexual abuse. Physical abuse takes place when physical pain is inflicted on the victim while sexual abuse occurs when the victim is coerced to have sexual contact without the victim’s consent. When there is a complaint of domestic violence, a police investigation is conducted. Based on the results of the investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether or not domestic violence should be […]
February 28, 2017

When a Juvenile May End Up in the Adult Criminal Justice System in Arizona

If you live in the State of Arizona and have a legal situation involving a juvenile, you will want to move forth with understanding how the system operates. In most instances, crimes committed by someone under the age of eighteen are treated differently then when over the age of eighteen. The Juvenile Criminal Court systems is designed to rehabilitate the juvenile so they get their life straightened out and can be a productive member of society. For parents, it can be a frightening place to be when you realize that your youngster is facing the court system. You need to […]
February 20, 2017

Making Online Threats On Social Media Is Just a Bad Idea

Did you know that when you use social media, all that you say and do is trackable? Many people feel like they are able to say whatever they want because it’s just the internet and nobody will know who they are anyways. That is simply not the case. One thing that is often in the news now is the story of someone being harassed online to a point where they commit suicide. Harassing someone just because you have an audience that is clicking like and egging you on is no excuse to treat someone poorly. Because of these kinds of […]
February 14, 2017

Can You Refuse A Field Sobriety Test When Pulled Over For A DUI?

After someone that is driving is pulled over because an officer thinks they have been drinking, they generally are told to do field sobriety tests. You don’t actually have to consent to these tests and it’s in your best interests to know why that’s the case. If you say no to the test, you may still be taken in but you can work with your DUI defense attorney to explain the refusal in court. The fact is, these tests can be very difficult even if you are sober. If you have balance issues and take the tests, the officer will […]
February 6, 2017

Adoption Takes Many Forms

Those unfamiliar with adoption often perceive it in the stereotypical sense – a couple who, unable to have biological children, adopt a newborn. In fact, adoption takes many forms and together we’ve been lucky enough to participate in hundreds of adoptions of all kinds. Most recently, an entire family joined forces to adopt a relative’s three children when the relations were no longer willing or able to parent them. Three different members of the immediate family each took one of the children to care for. They all live very close to each other and share the responsibility of raising the […]