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Miranda Rights: What Happens If the Police Don’t Read You Your Rights in Phoenix?

Posted on November 23, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Most people have heard of Miranda Rights, but few know exactly what they are or why they exist. In short, Miranda Rights are a set of warnings that must be given to criminal suspects prior to interrogations by law enforcement. The goal of Miranda Rights is to protect people from self-incrimination by ensuring that they…
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Can a Computerized Test Pinpoint Potential Sex Offenders?

Posted on November 22, 2022 in Sex Crimes

Many people believe they can spot a child predator or sex offender. One researcher believes he has developed a simple, non-invasive test that can tell whether a person is a potential sex offender. Even though the validity of the test is still up for debate, some courts have ordered individuals to take the assessment to…
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Are Sex Offenders Required To Notify Neighbors and Employers in Arizona?

Posted on November 20, 2022 in Sex Crimes

If you are convicted of a sex offense, you do not have to directly notify your neighbors and employers. However, you must register annually with Arizona’s sex offender public registry. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, the state may notify the community, local schools, and your employer. The Arizona Sex Offender Registry You have…
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What Are the Safest and Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Phoenix?

Posted on September 22, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Like most big cities in the United States, crime is an issue in Phoenix, Arizona. Whether it’s violent crimes like murder and sexual assault or property crimes such as vandalism and theft, there’s no denying that Phoenix sees its share of criminal activity. If you’re looking to visit or relocate to Phoenix, you’ll no doubt…
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Your Rights When You Are Detained: Do You Really Get a Phone Call?

Posted on September 21, 2022 in Criminal Defense

You’ve probably seen it a million times on TV or in movies: someone has been taken in by police and demands their phone call. But is this really a right? What are your other rights if you are taken in by the police? Understanding your rights is an important initial step in your criminal defense,…
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Exigent Circumstances: What Are They and How Do They Allow Police to Search and Seize Without a Warrant?

Posted on July 14, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Did you know police officers can enter your home without a search warrant? The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Arizona State Constitution protect individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. However, there are exceptions to the general rule that requires law enforcement officers to have a search warrant to enter your home….
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What Is the Most Likely Outcome for Felony 5 Drug Possession in Arizona?

Posted on July 14, 2022 in Drug Crimes

The outcome for a conviction of Felony 5 drug possession in Arizona depends on several factors. First, Arizona has a sentencing chart for felony convictions. That chart impacts how much time you spend in prison for drug possession. The type and amount of drug you possess could impact whether you serve time. In addition, Arizona…
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What to do After Being Arrested in Phoenix?

Posted on June 22, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Being arrested for an alleged crime can be one of the most stressful things in your life. In the blink of an eye, you can go from being a free person to being restrained in handcuffs, taken from your regular life, and confined in a jail cell. Many people feel confused, helpless, and terrified. And…
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False Domestic Violence Allegations: How You Can Avoid Wrongful Allegations in Arizona

Posted on June 15, 2022 in Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime that deeply impacts all members of a family. False allegations of domestic violence can be just as devastating. A recent national survey showed that 17% of respondents had been falsely accused of domestic violence. The implications of a domestic violence charge are far-reaching. Someone who is convicted of the…
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How to Prove Your Innocence When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in Phoenix

Posted on April 20, 2022 in Sex Crimes

It is relatively easy for someone to falsely accuse you of a sexual assault. Unfortunately, these types of charges and accusations can be difficult to disprove. Oftentimes these cases are classic, “he said, she said,” situations where there are no witnesses of the events that took place and no easy way to determine exactly what…
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