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Category: Criminal Defense

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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Five Tips to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted on September 14, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can have a life-altering outcome. Having a criminal defense attorney that you trust and know will fight to protect your rights is essential. Hiring an attorney for a criminal case can seem daunting and time-consuming, but it is hardly the time to roll the dice with just any lawyer. If you are…
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Man Facing Charges in Connection With Niece’s Death, Phoenix Kidnapping

Posted on August 12, 2020 in Criminal Defense

A Phoenix man kidnapped his nieces when he fled in a vehicle with the girls in the back seat. The tragic story began on July 22 at a home on Lewis Avenue in Phoenix. It ended with one teenager dead, one in critical condition, and a man facing four criminal charges. The suspect, Carlos Eduardo…
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Phoenix Police Shooting: Suspect Fired at Cops With Concealed Handgun

Posted on August 8, 2020 in Criminal Defense

According to a Critical Incident Briefing by the Phoenix Police Department, a woman was shot after she fired at officers on July 8, 2020. The incident took place near 10400 N. Black Canyon Highway. 911 dispatchers received a call early in the morning from a man claiming that his roommate was “becoming crazy.” The caller…
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Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do

Posted on March 19, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Police misconduct is more common than many people want to admit. Our criminal defense lawyers in Phoenix know this because we handle a wide variety of criminal cases. We value and respect police officers and law enforcement agencies, but we also know that some law enforcement officers bend the rules or step outside of the…
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