Arizona Criminal Law Blog

  • When Is a Weapon Considered Concealed?

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    If you someone challenges you regarding your concealed weapon, speak with an attorney about your gun rights. In Arizona, anyone permitted to carry a gun can carry it in a concealed manner. The laws in this state differ from most of the U.S. regarding gun concealment. Most states severely limit who may carry a concealed […]

  • When Is Drunk Driving a Felony?

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    Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country, and, if you find yourself on the other side of the law, you need help from an experienced DUI attorney since Arizona is a zero-tolerance state. This means that arresting a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) under .08 is legal if the […]

  • Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay Silent

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    No matter what type of abuse you may be suffering, talk to an attorney to find all legal avenues for protecting you and your family. Domestic violence takes many forms including physical, psychological, emotional, and financial. Most abusive situations involve systematic control committed by one partner against the other. There is no one specific profile […]

  • What Are Juvenile Crimes Examples

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    It’s an unfortunate fact in Arizona, and around the nation, that juveniles can and do commit almost all the same crimes as adults. The difference is in how the court system handles them. What Is a Juvenile Crime? The term juvenile crime refers to any crime committed by a person who is under 18 and […]

  • How a DUI Impacts Your Employment

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    Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the state of Arizona carries stiff penalties. A first offense DUI conviction can come with: 10 days in jail $1500 in fines Jail costs Monitoring service fee Required counseling 12 months of an automobile interlock device Consequences can go well beyond that list as it may […]

  • Why Is Drug Possession a Felony?

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    Being convicted of felony drug charges in Arizona can result in thousands of dollars in fines along with time spent in prison. Felony charges are severe because crimes that are charged with felonies are serious crimes. What Types of Crimes Are Felonies? Crimes classified as felonies usually include those that cause or have the potential […]

  • Arizona Prostitution Penalties

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    Arizona has strict laws pertaining to prostitution, which is the illegal act of buying or selling sexual services. The penalties for prostitution law violations are much harsher for offenders who engage in any type of prostitution with minors under the age of 18. While some may mistakenly believe that only a person selling or attempting […]

  • What Are The Most Common False Conviction Cases?

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    The justice system in the United States seeks to maintain social harmony by punishing people who engage in dangerous antisocial behavior. While the justice system often works as intended and includes many honest, upstanding individuals, errors, misrepresentations, falsehoods, and other unjust elements can and do make their way into the justice system. These problems can […]

  • How Common Are Drug Crimes in the U.S.?

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    Drug crimes are one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Prisons, about 46% of all prison inmates are in prison for drug crimes. These offenses can include minor charges for possession and paraphernalia as well as more serious offenses such as […]

  • Wrongful Convictions in the United States [Infographic]

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    How Many People Are Effected By Wrongful Convictions? Wrongful convictions are devastating events that are unfortunately not uncommon. In the United States, there have been 2,095 exonerations of innocent inmates since 1989. In that time, an average of 8.7 years were spent by each person for a crime they did not commit; in total, over […]