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Understanding Abortion Laws in Arizona

Posted on July 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

More than 600,000 abortions are performed in the US each year, although this number has been decreasing in recent years. Pro-life advocacy group Americans United for Life ranked Arizona as the most pro-life state in the nation in both Read more

Is CBD Oil Legal in Arizona?

Posted on June 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

You may have read about the healing properties of CBD oil since a 2018 bill decriminalized its use. There are many products on the market that claim to have health properties because they contain CBD oil. Whether the claims are true is unknown. While it may be safe for many people to use,Read more

What Can I do if I Hit a Cyclist With my Car?

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Traffic Violations

Bicycling continues to increase in popularity as a recreational activity and an inexpensive form of travel for commuting through town. More bicyclists mean more bicycles on the road, which means motorists must share the road with bicycles. Bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as motorists. If you hit a cyclist with your car, you need to treat the accident as you wou... Read more

Is it Legal to Live in Your Camper in Your Backyard?

Posted on May 16, 2020 in Arizona Law

RVs are gaining in popularity as more people seek less expensive housing options and desire to travel more while sticking to a budget. However, can a property owner live full time or allow someone else to live full time in an RV parked in their backyard? The answer is not simple.

Zoning Ordinances and Laws for RVs

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Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney

Posted on May 6, 2020 in Arizona Law

Even though most people use the words lawyer and attorney interchangeably to describe someone who gives legal advice and represents a person in court, there is a slight distinction between the two words. Only one of these two is admitted to practice law and can represent you in court.

What Makes Someone a Lawyer?

A lawyer is a person who has been trained in the field of law. In most ... Read more

Cannabis Laws in Arizona As of 2020

Posted on April 29, 2020 in Drugs

Recreational cannabis or marijuana remains illegal in Arizona. Several attempts to legalize cannabis have failed. However, the state did legalize medical marijuana in 2010. Marijuana is often considered a minor drug crime. However, a conviction of a Read more

Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Arizona?

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Arizona Law

The debate about driving barefoot never seems to be settled. Some people believe that driving barefoot is dangerous. However, other people believe that driving barefoot allows you to have a better grip on the pedals, which can be safer. Regardless of what you believe, the question is whether you can receive a traffic ticket for driving barefoot in Arizona. The answer is not likely. No state ... Read more

What is the Difference Between Escorts and Prostitution?

Posted on April 21, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Both escorts and prostitutes spend time with a person in exchange for money. However, the activities engaged in during the time spent together is what defines whether the person is an escort or a prostitute. Knowingly engaging in prostitution is illegal in Arizona. It does not fall under the clas... Read more

Could Mayor Gallego’s “Great Emergency” Declaration Lead To Martial Law?

Posted on April 13, 2020 in Arizona Law

It is highly doubtful that Maylor Gallego's announcement of a "great emergency" will lead to martial law. This is especially true since the City Council walked back her declaration just three days later. On March 17, 2020, The Mayor of the City of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, declared a citywide State of Emergency. The State of Emergency was in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In aRead more

Arizona Self-Defense Laws

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Arizona Law

Here in Arizona, you have the legal right to use physical force – sometimes, deadly force – to protect yourself… as long as you act reasonably.  What action, though, meets the legal guidelines of self-defense? When can a self-defense strategy be used in a criminal defense case? Be... Read more