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Category: Criminal Defense

What Is a Body Attachment? Is it a Criminal Charge?

Posted on July 26, 2023 in Criminal Defense

A body attachment is a type of arrest warrant that courts issue for violations of specific court rules. It’s similar to regular arrest warrants in the sense that both instruct police officers to arrest you immediately. However, it’s different because a body attachment isn’t necessarily linked with a criminal charge itself – rather, it’s directly…
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What Are the Consequences of Being Held in Contempt of Court?

Posted on July 10, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Contempt is punishable conduct someone takes to obstruct or disrupt an official proceeding or court order. Arizona statutes define contempt. However, understanding what type of behavior constitutes contempt of court can be challenging. In this blog post, our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer and the rest of our legal team discuss the definition of contempt in…
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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted on January 30, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Finding the right attorney is one of the most important steps you can take if you or someone close to you is facing criminal charges. It’s important to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can protect your rights and provide the best possible legal defense. Here are ten questions you should ask any potential…
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What Happens If You Violate Parole in Phoenix? What Are the Consequences?

Posted on January 25, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Violating parole can have serious consequences, such as being sent back to jail or prison. Hiring an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable about parole violations can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case. If you or someone you love has been accused of violating…
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Miranda Rights: What Happens If the Police Don’t Read You Your Rights in Phoenix?

Posted on November 23, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Most people have heard of Miranda Rights, but few know exactly what they are or why they exist. In short, Miranda Rights are a set of warnings that must be given to criminal suspects prior to interrogations by law enforcement. The goal of Miranda Rights is to protect people from self-incrimination by ensuring that they…
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What Are the Safest and Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Phoenix?

Posted on September 22, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Like most big cities in the United States, crime is an issue in Phoenix, Arizona. Whether it’s violent crimes like murder and sexual assault or property crimes such as vandalism and theft, there’s no denying that Phoenix sees its share of criminal activity. If you’re looking to visit or relocate to Phoenix, you’ll no doubt…
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Your Rights When You Are Detained: Do You Really Get a Phone Call?

Posted on September 21, 2022 in Criminal Defense

You’ve probably seen it a million times on TV or in movies: someone has been taken in by police and demands their phone call. But is this really a right? What are your other rights if you are taken in by the police? Understanding your rights is an important initial step in your criminal defense,…
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Exigent Circumstances: What Are They and How Do They Allow Police to Search and Seize Without a Warrant?

Posted on July 14, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Did you know police officers can enter your home without a search warrant? The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Arizona State Constitution protect individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. However, there are exceptions to the general rule that requires law enforcement officers to have a search warrant to enter your home….
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What to do After Being Arrested in Phoenix?

Posted on June 22, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Being arrested for an alleged crime can be one of the most stressful things in your life. In the blink of an eye, you can go from being a free person to being restrained in handcuffs, taken from your regular life, and confined in a jail cell. Many people feel confused, helpless, and terrified. And…
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What Does “Motion For Discovery” Actually Mean in a Docket Entry?

Posted on April 13, 2022 in Criminal Defense

You may see an entry on the criminal court docket for a “Motion for Discovery” in your case. Your criminal lawyer generally handles filing these motions as part of your defense against criminal charges. A motion to obtain discovery is a valuable tool for a criminal defense lawyer to use to collect evidence for your…
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