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 What Happens at a Status Hearing in a Criminal Case? 

Posted on November 17, 2020 in Arizona Law

A status hearing is one of the many steps involved in a criminal case going to trial. In Arizona, the status conference is an opportunity for your criminal defense lawyer and the prosecutor to resolve the case. During the status conference, your lawyer and the prosecutor discuss the charges against you and possible resolutions. For…
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What is Unlawful Imprisonment?

Posted on November 12, 2020 in Arizona Law

In the state of Arizona, unlawful imprisonment refers to a crime that is most often charged in domestic disputes. If one person holds another in a particular location against their will, he or she could be charged with unlawful imprisonment. The statute that defines unlawful imprisonment, Arizona 13-1303, reads as follows: “A person commits unlawful…
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Tips for an Effective Character Letter for a Judge

Posted on November 5, 2020 in Arizona Law

You might be asked to write a character letter for a friend, relative, or employee. As a defendant in a criminal case, you might ask someone to write a character letter for you. Character letters can be useful in some criminal cases to help mitigate the sentencing for a crime. Because character witnesses at a…
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Assault And Battery Laws in Arizona: An Overview

Posted on October 28, 2020 in Assault

Assault and battery is a serious criminal charge. The laws related to assault and battery vary by state. Some states combine the acts of threatening a person and causing physical harm to constitute assault and battery. Other states separate the acts into two different criminal offenses. Under Arizona laws, there is not a separate offense…
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What is an Indictment?

Posted on October 21, 2020 in Criminal Defense

You may have heard about a person being indicted by a Grand Jury in the news. An indictment sounds frightening. We advise that you take the matter very seriously if you are summoned to appear before a Grand Jury or have been issued an indictment. It is never a wise idea to try to handle…
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FBI Announces Arrest of Suspected Serial Bank Robber in Phoenix

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Robbery

The FBI announced on September 9, 2020, that a serial bank robber in Phoenix had been arrested on August 28, 2020. The FBI’s Violent Crimes Taskforce arrested 59-year old Scott David Williams. The Phoenix Police Department assisted in the arrest. The arrest followed a bank robbery. The robbery was just another robbery in a long…
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What You Need to Know About DUI Classes

Posted on September 16, 2020 in DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense in the state of Arizona. Depending on a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and whether or not they have previous DUI convictions, driving under the influence can be a Class 1 Misdemeanor all the way up to a Class 4 Felony. If…
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Five Tips to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted on September 14, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can have a life-altering outcome. Having a criminal defense attorney that you trust and know will fight to protect your rights is essential. Hiring an attorney for a criminal case can seem daunting and time-consuming, but it is hardly the time to roll the dice with just any lawyer. If you are…
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Report: Phoenix Saw ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Violent Crime in 2020

Posted on September 9, 2020 in Crime

New crime statistics released on August 5, 2020, by the Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Analysis and Research Unit reveal a sharp increase in the number of violent crimes in the first six months of 2020. According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, there is not a definitive answer for why the rate of violent crimes has risen…
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Arizona Exotic Animal Laws Explained

Posted on September 2, 2020 in Arizona Law

Arizona has some of the strictest laws regarding exotic animals. The state restricts ownership and possession of a variety of exotic animals to entities that have the animals for wildlife management, wildlife rehabilitation, public health, education, or commercial photography. Those entities must have a special permit to keep exotic animals for specific purposes. What Exotic…
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