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Category: Criminal Defense

What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When Do You Need One?

Posted on January 16, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges is not something to take lightly. Even if your offense is minor, you will want a qualified criminal defense attorney on your side throughout the process. Further, while you may only consider hiring a lawyer after being arrested or charged, there are important reasons to contact an attorney earlier. Read more

5 Key Things to Remember If You’re Facing False Accusations in Court

Posted on December 30, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Being accused of a crime you didn’t commit can be more than a little frustrating. If these statements are made to police they could lead to your arrest and be used in court. When not corrected, false accusations can have a devastating impact on your life.  For that reason, it’s important to have an Read more

7 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police

Posted on December 20, 2019 in Criminal Defense

“To protect and serve” is the motto of many police departments. However, it is not uncommon for citizens to be apprehensive about interacting with law enforcement. But, keep in mind that just because an officer is speaking to you, this does not mean you are in trouble. It’s always a good idea to be respectful and polite w... Read more

What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?

Posted on December 6, 2019 in Criminal Defense

An arrest warrant can have serious implications and should not be ignored. Further, fleeing the state in order to avoid being arrested is not a good strategy and could result in you being detained and extradited. Police officers have an online database that keeps track of outstanding warrants and will coordinate with other states to bring you into custody. But, keep in mind that a warrant do... Read more

What Are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?

Posted on November 6, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Sometimes committing a criminal act can have consequences that persist even after your debt to society has been paid. In Arizona, crimes involving moral turpitude would fall under this category. These offenses do not refer to specific acts, but instead, are part of a group of crimes that are considered to have similar characteristics. Being convicted of these crimes can often affect your abi... Read more

How Can I Visit an Inmate at the Durango Jail?

Posted on November 1, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Incarceration can have a tremendous impact on personal relationships. If someone you know is serving a jail sentence, you may be wondering how this affects your ability to contact them. If you wish to visit an inmate in person, you must follow the specific rules of the particular jail, which can vary. The Durango Jail, an all-male minimum-securi... Read more

What Happens If I Skip Jury Duty?

Posted on October 25, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Did you get a notice in the mail that you've been picked for jury duty? Don't throw the notice in the trash. Even though it might be an inconvenience, you might have a legal obligation to show up at the courthouse. Skipping jury duty could carry some serious consequences. Here's what you need to know.

Ignoring a Jury Summons is a Crime

The jury notice you get in the mail isn't just a... Read more