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Category: Crime

Are Hidden Nanny Cams or Recording Devices Legal?

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 video and audio recording. Now, given these realities, you may be motivated to install what are known a... Read more

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 criminal defense attorney to help... Read more

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 may carry a... Read more

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 still considered a minor in th... Read more

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 to sell sexual services would receive charges for pro... Read more

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 can lead to Read more

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 as drug trafficking or manufacturing. Drug crime offenders face varying ... Read more

Wrongful Convictions in the United States [Infographic]

Posted on September 26, 2017 in Crime

How Many People Are Effected By Wrongful Convictions?

Wrongful convictions are devastating events that are unfortunately not uncommon. In the United States, there have been 2,095 exonerations of innocent inmates since 1989. In that time, an average of 8.7 years were spent b... Read more

What are the Repercussions of Disorderly Conduct?

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Crime

Every state has laws on the books aimed at maintaining peace, law, and order. It is against the law for individuals to “disturb the peace” or otherwise act as public nuisances. One of the terms most people know but may not fully understand is “disorderly conduct.” This is a catch-all term describing any disruptive behavior in a public area that distresses others in the area but does not pose an... Read more

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Crime

Identity theft has been a major concern of the digital age since the 1990s. Once digital commerce proliferated, hackers, fraudsters, and other criminals saw an opportunity to commit serious crimes from the relative safety of a remote computer. Identity theft refers to any fraud committed by obtaining another person’s personal ... Read more