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Category: Criminal Defense

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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Bail 101: How Does Bail Work?

Posted on February 28, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Bail is a payment that is made to the court. This payment is given in exchange for releasing a defendant from prison. The money is held by the court until all of the court proceedings are over including the trial. The purpose of bail is to entice the defendant to show up for court appearances…
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Extradition Laws in Arizona

Posted on February 21, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Are you facing extradition to another state? Did Arizona extradite you from another state? If so, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive a fair and just proceeding. Without experienced legal advice, you risk losing your freedom and other rights. The legal team of…
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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. Our criminal defense…
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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 experienced…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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