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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted on January 30, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Finding the right attorney is one of the most important steps you can take if you or someone close to you is facing criminal charges. It’s important to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can protect your rights and provide the best possible legal defense. Here are ten questions you should ask any potential…
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Can I Be Fined for Watering My Lawn During a Drought in Arizona?

Posted on January 28, 2023 in Arizona Law

Arizona, like many western states, is experiencing a drought. Arizona relies on water from the Colorado River and the Salt and Verde Rivers. Arizona also shares water from the Colorado River with six other states through the Colorado River Compact of 1922. Unfortunately, the Colorado River supply is dwindling, and Arizona is going to lose…
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What Happens If You Violate Parole in Phoenix? What Are the Consequences?

Posted on January 25, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Violating parole can have serious consequences, such as being sent back to jail or prison. Hiring an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable about parole violations can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case. If you or someone you love has been accused of violating…
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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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