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How to Prove Your Innocence When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in Phoenix

Posted on April 20, 2022 in Sex Crimes

It is relatively easy for someone to falsely accuse you of a sexual assault. Unfortunately, these types of charges and accusations can be difficult to disprove. Oftentimes these cases are classic, “he said, she said,” situations where there are no witnesses of the events that took place and no easy way to determine exactly what…
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What Does “Motion For Discovery” Actually Mean in a Docket Entry?

Posted on April 13, 2022 in Criminal Defense

You may see an entry on the criminal court docket for a “Motion for Discovery” in your case. Your criminal lawyer generally handles filing these motions as part of your defense against criminal charges. A motion to obtain discovery is a valuable tool for a criminal defense lawyer to use to collect evidence for your…
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How Does Parole Work in Arizona?

Posted on April 6, 2022 in Criminal Defense

The rules for parole differ by state. Generally, parole is the conditional release of an inmate before the end of their sentence. If approved for parole, the inmate will spend the rest of their sentence outside of prison but under community supervision. If the parolee violates any terms of their parole, the court may revoke…
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How to Visit an Inmate at the Estrella Jail

Posted on March 29, 2022 in Criminal Defense

If you have a friend or loved one doing time at the Estrella jail in Phoenix, you may want to schedule a visit to keep in touch. Visitors should be aware that Estrella Jail only offers video visitation if the visit is legal in nature.  Visiting a jail can seem daunting, especially if it’s your…
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Arizona Gun Laws Overview

Posted on March 16, 2022 in Weapons Charges

Arizona gun laws protect the rights of gun owners throughout the state. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. Even though federal and state laws recognize the right to own firearms, they do not protect people who misuse guns or break weapons laws in Arizona. Therefore, gun…
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4 Defenses to Statutory Rape

Posted on March 15, 2022 in Sex Crimes

Statutory rape is a serious criminal charge in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statute §13-1405 defines sexual conduct with a minor as knowingly or intentionally engaging in oral sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person under 18 years of age.  Note that the statute does not require the act to include force or violence. Therefore, you…
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Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer And How to Avoid it in the Future

Posted on January 28, 2022 in Criminal Defense

If you think that you have hired a bad lawyer, it is important to take action as early in your case as possible. The earlier in your case you try to change lawyers, the smoother it will go with the court. Whether you’re facing charges for DUI, theft, or any other criminal offense, your choice…
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Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center – Durango

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Juvenile Crimes

Do you have an upcoming hearing at the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center – Durango? In this blog, Phoenix criminal defense attorney Craig Orent discusses what you should know before you go. In Maricopa County, there are two main juvenile court centers. There is the Durango Juvenile Court Center, and there is the Juvenile Court…
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Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case

Posted on January 20, 2022 in Criminal Defense

In this blog, criminal defense lawyer Craig Orent breaks down attorney-client privilege, what it means, and how it can affect your case. In Arizona, attorney-client confidentiality and attorney-client privilege are related concepts. People use these terms interchangeably. There are actually important differences between confidentiality and privilege that you should understand. While attorney-client privilege is technically…
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How Far is 1000 Feet Within a School Area in miles?

Posted on December 18, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Are you in Arizona wondering how far 1000 feet within a school area is in miles? Phoenix criminal defense lawyer Craig Orent explains what you need to know. Calculating 1000 feet from a school needs to be done carefully and methodically. A mile is 5,280 feet. This means that 1000 feet is just under .2…
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