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Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona

Posted on September 24, 2021 in DUI

DUI’s in Arizona are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. A DUI can become a felony based on a variety of factors. The state legislature included aggravating factors into the DUI laws to determine whether a DUI is a felony or misdemeanor. If you were arrested for DUI, you should have been provided with a criminal…
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Is There a Statute of Limitations for Murder in Arizona?

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Murder

There is no statute of limitations for a homicide in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statute 13-107 states that, “[a] prosecution for any homicide may be brought at any time.” This means the state can prosecute someone at any time, no matter how long ago the alleged conduct occurred. What is a Statute of Limitations? Statutes of…
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How To Get Your Arizona Marijuana Record Expunged

Posted on September 14, 2021 in Arizona Law

Prop 207 made the recreational use of marijuana legal in Arizona for adults over the age of 21. However, recreational marijuana use was previously illegal. Accordingly, numerous citizens still have criminal records related to the use or possession of marijuana. You may be one of them. That recreational use of marijuana is now legal may…
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Consequences Of Sex Offender Registry Violations

Posted on August 11, 2021 in Sex Crimes

If you’re convicted of a sex crime in Arizona, you’ll have to register as a sex offender. Sex offender registries exist to ensure government agencies and law enforcement can monitor the movement and activities of sex offenders. Members of the public can also access sex offender registries to determine if they reside near a registered…
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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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