Arizona Criminal Law Blog

  • Is Violent Crime on the Rise?

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    While violent crime is a concern all around the globe, the United States has more violence than other first-world countries. America has struggled with murder, rape, robbery, and assault more than other wealthy countries for years. It is a concern for many people that crime is continuing to rise. They worry about a declining American […]

  • What Are Juvenile Crimes?

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    Though youth crime has gone down in the last few decades, it is still a serious problem in the United States. Committing juvenile crimes may impact a young person’s life for decades after the incident occurred. Numerous factors contribute to a teenager committing a crime, but the first step to reduce the number of juvenile […]

  • What Is Considered an Armed Robbery Charge?

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    Dealing with criminal charges is a serious situation. A conviction would have a long-lasting negative effect on your personal life, professional reputation, and overall quality of life. Armed robbery, though sharing many of the traits of unarmed robbery, has a significantly more severe punishment. If you are facing armed robbery charges, you need an experienced […]

  • When Is a Weapon Considered Concealed?

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    If you someone challenges you regarding your concealed weapon, speak with an attorney about your gun rights. In Arizona, anyone permitted to carry a gun can carry it in a concealed manner. The laws in this state differ from most of the U.S. regarding gun concealment. Most states severely limit who may carry a concealed […]

  • When Is Drunk Driving a Felony?

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    Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country, and, if you find yourself on the other side of the law, you need help from an experienced DUI attorney since Arizona is a zero-tolerance state. This means that arresting a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) under .08 is legal if the […]

  • Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay Silent

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    No matter what type of abuse you may be suffering, talk to an attorney to find all legal avenues for protecting you and your family. Domestic violence takes many forms including physical, psychological, emotional, and financial. Most abusive situations involve systematic control committed by one partner against the other. There is no one specific profile […]

  • What Are Juvenile Crimes Examples

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    It’s an unfortunate fact in Arizona, and around the nation, that juveniles can and do commit almost all the same crimes as adults. The difference is in how the court system handles them. What Is a Juvenile Crime? The term juvenile crime refers to any crime committed by a person who is under 18 and […]

  • How a DUI Impacts Your Employment

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    Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the state of Arizona carries stiff penalties. A first offense DUI conviction can come with: 10 days in jail $1500 in fines Jail costs Monitoring service fee Required counseling 12 months of an automobile interlock device Consequences can go well beyond that list as it may […]

  • Why Is Drug Possession a Felony?

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    Being convicted of felony drug charges in Arizona can result in thousands of dollars in fines along with time spent in prison. Felony charges are severe because crimes that are charged with felonies are serious crimes. What Types of Crimes Are Felonies? Crimes classified as felonies usually include those that cause or have the potential […]

  • Arizona Prostitution Penalties

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    Arizona has strict laws pertaining to prostitution, which is the illegal act of buying or selling sexual services. The penalties for prostitution law violations are much harsher for offenders who engage in any type of prostitution with minors under the age of 18. While some may mistakenly believe that only a person selling or attempting […]