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Phoenix Gun Laws

Posted on February 10, 2021 in Crime

The right to own a gun is guaranteed under the United States Constitution and its amendments. Arizona recognizes gun rights and has laws to protect gun owners’ rights in Phoenix and throughout the state. However, the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment does not cover illegal activities related to guns and firearms. It…
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Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in Phoenix

Posted on February 9, 2021 in Crime

Thousands of people commit suicide each year in the United States. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death. During 2018, the rate of suicide was more than two and a half times the homicide rate.  In most cases, a person commits suicide alone. However, there are cases in which another person could assist…
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Report: Phoenix Saw ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Violent Crime in 2020

Posted on September 9, 2020 in Crime

New crime statistics released on August 5, 2020, by the Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Analysis and Research Unit reveal a sharp increase in the number of violent crimes in the first six months of 2020. According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, there is not a definitive answer for why the rate of violent crimes has risen…
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Are Hidden Nanny Cams or Recording Devices Legal in Phoenix?

Posted on January 8, 2020 in Crime

It goes without saying that keeping a child safe is a parent’s number one priority. To that end, if we leave our kids in the hands of a caregiver, we need to trust that that person will be responsible. We also live in a time where technology is giving us tremendous capabilities in terms of…
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What Is Considered an Armed Robbery Charge?

Posted on April 10, 2018 in Crime,Robbery

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…
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When Is a Weapon Considered Concealed?

Posted on March 27, 2018 in Crime

If you someone challenges you regarding your concealed weapon, speak with a weapon charges attorney in Phoenix 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…
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What are Some Examples of Juvenile Crimes?

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Crime,Juvenile Crimes

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…
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What are the Penalties for Prostitution in Arizona?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

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…
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What Are The Most Common False Conviction Cases?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Crime

The justice system in the United States seeks to maintain social harmony by punishing people who engage in the dangerous antisocial behavior. While the justice system often works as intended and includes many honest, upstanding individuals, errors, misrepresentations, falsehoods, and other unjust elements can and do make their way into the justice system. These problems…
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How Common Are Drug Crimes in the U.S.?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Crime,Drugs

Drug crimes are one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Prisons, about 46% of all prison inmates are in prison for drug crimes. These offenses can include minor charges for drug possession and paraphernalia as well as more serious offenses such…
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