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Category: Criminal Defense

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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How Does Parole Work in Arizona?

Posted on April 6, 2022 in Criminal Defense

The rules for parole differ by state. Generally, parole is the conditional release of an inmate before the end of their sentence. If approved for parole, the inmate will spend the rest of their sentence outside of prison but under community supervision. If the parolee violates any terms of their parole, the court may revoke…
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How to Visit an Inmate at the Estrella Jail

Posted on March 29, 2022 in Criminal Defense

If you have a friend or loved one doing time at the Estrella jail in Phoenix, you may want to schedule a visit to keep in touch. Visitors should be aware that Estrella Jail only offers video visitation if the visit is legal in nature.  Visiting a jail can seem daunting, especially if it’s your…
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Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer And How to Avoid it in the Future

Posted on January 28, 2022 in Criminal Defense

If you think that you have hired a bad lawyer, it is important to take action as early in your case as possible. The earlier in your case you try to change lawyers, the smoother it will go with the court. Whether you’re facing charges for DUI, theft, or any other criminal offense, your choice…
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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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