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7 Things You Need to Know About Arizona’s Set Aside (Expungement) Law

Posted on July 23, 2021 in Arizona Law

Having a criminal record can have long-term consequences. For example, you may find it difficult to find work or a place to live. In addition, some of your civil rights might be revoked, such as the right to own a firearm. However, you could be eligible for a set aside of your criminal convictions under…
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When is it Considered Criminal Trespass in Arizona?

Posted on July 16, 2021 in Arizona Law

Criminal trespass is defined as knowingly entering a property owned by another person or unlawfully remaining on another person’s property. You can also be charged with criminal trespass if you fail to leave a property after the owner requests that you leave. Criminal trespass crimes are divided into three categories. Each degree of criminal trespass…
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Arizona’s Mandatory Minimum Sentences: An Overview

Posted on July 6, 2021 in Arizona Law

Arizona has mandatory minimum sentences that must be imposed for certain crimes. A judge must follow the sentencing guidelines when ordering punishments for criminal convictions. A judge has some discretion with the sentencing guidelines. However, there are minimum sentences that the judge must impose—even if the judge believes the punishment might be too harsh for…
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5 Easiest Ways to Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

Posted on June 9, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Every criminal case has unique facts. Very few criminal cases are “easy” to get dismissed. Even weak cases can take time and effort to overcome. But there are some paths to dismissal that can save you from the stress of a trial. They may still take time, effort, and investigation, but these dismissals are easier…
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These Are the Best States for Responsible Gun Owners

Posted on May 26, 2021 in Weapons Charges

The Second Amendment applies in all 50 states. It guarantees the right to bear arms. However, it does not prohibit states from enacting restrictions on gun ownership. Some states have enacted strict gun laws that dictate how guns are purchased and transferred and who has the right to own and possess a gun within that…
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What Happens When A Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want To Press Charges in Phoenix

Posted on May 14, 2021 in Domestic Violence

Arizona courts take domestic violence allegations seriously. The consequences of a domestic violence charge can be severe. In many cases, Phoenix courts issue restraining orders to protect victims of domestic abuse. However, victims may not want to press charges, even after calling the police for help or petitioning for an order of protection. The victim…
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Can I Shoot Someone in Arizona Who is Trying to Steal My Car?

Posted on May 8, 2021 in Arizona Law

Arizona has self-defense laws that permit you to use force to defend yourself. In some cases, you can even use deadly force to defend yourself. However, the action you can take depends on the circumstances. Your use of deadly force to stop someone from stealing your car may not justify self-defense. Gun owners in Arizona…
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Thousands of Arizona Inmates Detained Beyond Release Date Thanks to Software Error

Posted on February 23, 2021 in Arizona News

Whistleblowers with the Arizona Department of Corrections talked to KJZZ about inmates in prison that should be out under a new law for some non-violent drug offenders. According to the whistleblowers, a known software error caused the problem. Employees have repeatedly reported the problem internally for over a year, but prison administrators have failed to…
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Phoenix Gun Laws

Posted on February 10, 2021 in Crime

The right to own a gun is guaranteed under the United States Constitution and its amendments. Arizona recognizes gun rights and has laws to protect gun owners’ rights in Phoenix and throughout the state. However, the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment does not cover illegal activities related to guns and firearms. It…
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Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in Phoenix

Posted on February 9, 2021 in Crime

Thousands of people commit suicide each year in the United States. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death. During 2018, the rate of suicide was more than two and a half times the homicide rate.  In most cases, a person commits suicide alone. However, there are cases in which another person could assist…
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