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What Are the Penalties for Driving Without a License in Arizona?

Posted on September 20, 2023 in Arizona Law

Driving without a license in Arizona may not sound like a big deal, but it is an offense that can end up leading to some fairly serious consequences. Simply stated, it refers to driving a motor vehicle on a highway without carrying a valid driver’s license as required by state laws. Definition of Driving and…
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Are Sensual Massages Legal in Arizona?

Posted on September 8, 2023 in Sex Crimes

A massage is a great way to relieve stress and relax the body’s muscles. Establishing a relationship with a massage therapist can make clients feel more comfortable when getting massages. However, though the relationship between a massage therapist and their client is naturally intimate, given that massages involve so much touching, it should never cross…
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Obscenity Laws in Phoenix, AZ

Posted on September 7, 2023 in Arizona Law

Arizona has many types of obscenity laws. Some of these sex offenses can result in substantial penalties, including jail time. If you are charged with a similar crime, you may wonder what that means, about your legal options, and whether or not you need a lawyer. This is normal, as obscenity charges are fairly uncommon. What…
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Is Slapping Someone Considered Assault in Phoenix, AZ?

Posted on August 15, 2023 in Arizona Law

Each state has laws defining what constitutes the criminal offense of assault. To determine whether slapping someone is considered an assault in Phoenix, we need to look at Arizona state law. This post will review Arizona laws on assault and aggravated assault. As you will learn, slapping someone will likely be considered assault in Phoenix,…
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What’s the Difference Between Having Your Charges Dismissed vs. Dropped?

Posted on August 8, 2023 in Criminal Law

In the world of criminal law, understanding the legal jargon that surrounds a case is often just as important as understanding the potential outcomes. You may often hear the terms “charges dropped” and “charges dismissed” when dealing with legal proceedings. Although they might often be used interchangeably, each term has a unique definition that can…
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What Is a Body Attachment? Is it a Criminal Charge?

Posted on July 26, 2023 in Criminal Defense

A body attachment is a type of arrest warrant that courts issue for violations of specific court rules. It’s similar to regular arrest warrants in the sense that both instruct police officers to arrest you immediately. However, it’s different because a body attachment isn’t necessarily linked with a criminal charge itself – rather, it’s directly…
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Arizona Sex Offender Registration

Posted on July 26, 2023 in Sex Crimes

A conviction for any sexual offense in Arizona can bring fines and jail time. However, for some sex crimes, a conviction can also involve the requirement of sex offender registration.  Sex offender registration can impact various areas of your life, like employment and residence, and you might be tempted to skip the registration process entirely….
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Major Signs that a Person May Be a Sexual Predator

Posted on July 17, 2023 in Sex Crimes

According to, there are approximately 9,600 registered sex offenders in Arizona. These individuals have been convicted of some sex-related crime and ordered to register as sex offenders. This number does not include others who may have preyed on children but have never been convicted or who were convicted of an offense that did not…
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Arizona Prostitution Charges

Posted on July 15, 2023 in Sex Crimes

It is not illegal for two consenting adults in Arizona to engage in sexual acts. However, if one of those adults pays for sex with money or other compensation, that is illegal and could result in prostitution charges. Police officers and law enforcement agencies often charge people with sex crimes when no crime was committed….
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Fact or Fiction: In Phoenix, It Is Legal To Record Private Conversations Without the Consent of All Participants

Posted on July 12, 2023 in Arizona Law

There are many stories in the news about recorded conversations being used to challenge a person’s truthfulness or integrity. With the intense media coverage, you might wonder if it is legal in Arizona to record private conversations. The short answer is that it depends on the facts and circumstances of the situation. Read on for…
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