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Category: Arizona Law

Understanding Abortion Laws in Arizona

Posted on July 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

More than 600,000 abortions are performed in the US each year, although this number has been decreasing in recent years. Pro-life advocacy group Americans United for Life ranked Arizona as the most pro-life state in the nation in both Read more

Is CBD Oil Legal in Arizona?

Posted on June 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

You may have read about the healing properties of CBD oil since a 2018 bill decriminalized its use. There are many products on the market that claim to have health properties because they contain CBD oil. Whether the claims are true is unknown. While it may be safe for many people to use,Read more

Is it Legal to Live in Your Camper in Your Backyard?

Posted on May 16, 2020 in Arizona Law

RVs are gaining in popularity as more people seek less expensive housing options and desire to travel more while sticking to a budget. However, can a property owner live full time or allow someone else to live full time in an RV parked in their backyard? The answer is not simple.

Zoning Ordinances and Laws for RVs

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Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney

Posted on May 6, 2020 in Arizona Law

Even though most people use the words lawyer and attorney interchangeably to describe someone who gives legal advice and represents a person in court, there is a slight distinction between the two words. Only one of these two is admitted to practice law and can represent you in court.

What Makes Someone a Lawyer?

A lawyer is a person who has been trained in the field of law. In most ... Read more

Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Arizona?

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Arizona Law

The debate about driving barefoot never seems to be settled. Some people believe that driving barefoot is dangerous. However, other people believe that driving barefoot allows you to have a better grip on the pedals, which can be safer. Regardless of what you believe, the question is whether you can receive a traffic ticket for driving barefoot in Arizona. The answer is not likely. No state ... Read more

Could Mayor Gallego’s “Great Emergency” Declaration Lead To Martial Law?

Posted on April 13, 2020 in Arizona Law

It is highly doubtful that Maylor Gallego's announcement of a "great emergency" will lead to martial law. This is especially true since the City Council walked back her declaration just three days later. On March 17, 2020, The Mayor of the City of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, declared a citywide State of Emergency. The State of Emergency was in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In aRead more

Arizona Self-Defense Laws

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Arizona Law

Here in Arizona, you have the legal right to use physical force – sometimes, deadly force – to protect yourself… as long as you act reasonably.  What action, though, meets the legal guidelines of self-defense? When can a self-defense strategy be used in a criminal defense case? Be... Read more

What Happens If You Violate Coronavirus Lockdown?

Posted on March 31, 2020 in Arizona Law

Governors throughout the United States are taking steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Some states are under a mandatory shelter-in-place order. Other states have recommended that people stay at home as much as possible. Our criminal defense attorneys are following the situation closely. We understand that you may ... Read more

Do Ankle Monitors have Microphones?

Posted on March 14, 2020 in Arizona Law

Ankle monitors are regularly ordered by judges as an alternative to serving time in a prison or jail. They are most commonly used during probation or for pre-trial conditions that allow the defendant to be released to either have local restrictions of where they can go or in-home confinement. With the advancement of technology, several issues have been raised about how much information ankle... Read more