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Category: Criminal Defense

Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case

Posted on January 20, 2022 in Criminal Defense

In this blog, criminal defense lawyer Craig Orent breaks down attorney-client privilege, what it means and how it can affect your case. In Arizona, attorney-client confidentiality and attorney-client privilege are related concepts. People use these terms interchangeably. There are actually important differences between confidentiality and privilege that you should understand. While attorney-client privilege is technically…
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How Far is 1000 Feet Within a School Area in miles?

Posted on December 18, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Are you in Arizona wondering how far 1000 feet within a school area is in miles? Phoenix criminal defense lawyer Craig Orent explains what you need to know. Calculating 1000 feet from a school needs to be done carefully and methodically. A mile is 5,280 feet. This means that 1000 feet is just under .2…
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3 of the Most Frequently Violated Rights of The Accused

Posted on December 4, 2021 in Criminal Defense

The founding fathers created the Bill of Rights and made it part of the Constitution to protect the rights of American citizens. Many of the rights they created exist to protect those accused of crimes. We discuss some of these rights below. #1 Unlawful Searches and Seizures The first of the 3 most frequently violated…
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What is Criminal Mischief in Phoenix, Arizona?

Posted on November 12, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Criminal mischief is a property crime on the books in every state. In Arizona, criminal mischief is better known as “Criminal Damage.” There are two statutes that prosecutors can use to charge you for criminal mischief in Phoenix: Criminal Damage, ARS 13-1602 Aggravated Criminal Damage, ARS 13-1604 If the state is accusing you of criminal…
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What is a Disposition Hearing in Criminal Court in Phoenix, Arizona?

Posted on November 11, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Are you wondering what a disposition hearing in criminal court is? In Phoenix, the term disposition hearing can refer to three different types of hearings, depending on the context in which it is used. The three main types of disposition hearings are: Juvenile Disposition Hearing Early Disposition Court Adult Criminal Court Disposition Hearing Each type…
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5 Easiest Ways to Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

Posted on June 9, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Every criminal case has unique facts. Very few criminal cases are “easy” to get dismissed. Even weak cases can take time and effort to overcome. But there are some paths to dismissal that can save you from the stress of a trial. They may still take time, effort, and investigation, but these dismissals are easier…
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How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?

Posted on November 27, 2020 in Criminal Defense

In addition to jail time and possible fines, one of the most painful parts of a misdemeanor conviction is the fact that it stains your “record.” Having even a simple misdemeanor on your criminal record can haunt you for years as you apply for job and housing opportunities. In many states, if a person convicted…
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What is a Subpoena?

Posted on November 25, 2020 in Criminal Defense

In various types of court cases, whether it be civil, criminal, or family law, it is sometimes necessary to compel a person to either attend a hearing or trial as a witness or to submit documents relevant to the case. Obviously, this can sometimes prove difficult if the individual in question doesn’t want to do…
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What To Do Next If You’ve Been Charged With Manslaughter in Phoenix

Posted on November 25, 2020 in Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with manslaughter, invoke your right to remain silent. Do not answer questions, give a statement, or talk with anyone about the situation other than a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer. Trying to explain your “side of the story” to the police officers, investigators, or the prosecutor will only make matters worse for…
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What is an Indictment?

Posted on October 21, 2020 in Criminal Defense

You may have heard about a person being indicted by a Grand Jury in the news. An indictment sounds frightening. We advise that you take the matter very seriously if you are summoned to appear before a Grand Jury or have been issued an indictment. It is never a wise idea to try to handle…
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