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Is It Legal for Minors to Be Nude Over FaceTime or Skype?

Posted on January 31, 2021 in Sex Crimes

The availability of technology for teenagers has given rise to new internet criminal sex acts. Whether it is via Facetime, Skype, text messages, or other forms of electronic communications, minors can find themselves in dangerous situations with other minors or adults.  Understanding Arizona’s sexting laws is important for minors and their parents. What is Sexting?…
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A Breakdown of AZ Stalking Laws

Posted on January 19, 2021 in Sex Crimes

The changes to Arizona’s stalking laws in 2016 broadened the definition of stalking. The previous stalking law only applied to the person being stalked and the person’s immediate family members. The new law extends the protection to the person’s property and other individuals in a person’s life. Let’s look at the Arizona stalking statute in…
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Is It Illegal to Have Sex in a Car in Phoenix?

Posted on December 1, 2020 in Arizona Law

A common question people ask criminal defense lawyers is whether it is illegal to have sex in a car. As criminal lawyers, we do not make personal or moral judgments regarding questions like these. However, we do give honest, direct answers. It can be difficult to get privacy sometimes. However, if you want to avoid…
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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 Happens at a Status Hearing in a Criminal Case? 

Posted on November 17, 2020 in Arizona Law

A status hearing is one of the many steps involved in a criminal case going to trial. In Arizona, the status conference is an opportunity for your criminal defense lawyer and the prosecutor to resolve the case. During the status conference, your lawyer and the prosecutor discuss the charges against you and possible resolutions. For…
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What is Unlawful Imprisonment?

Posted on November 12, 2020 in Arizona Law

In the state of Arizona, unlawful imprisonment refers to a crime that is most often charged in domestic disputes. If one person holds another in a particular location against their will, he or she could be charged with unlawful imprisonment. The statute that defines unlawful imprisonment, Arizona 13-1303, reads as follows: “A person commits unlawful…
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Tips for an Effective Character Letter for a Judge

Posted on November 5, 2020 in Arizona Law

You might be asked to write a character letter for a friend, relative, or employee. As a defendant in a criminal case, you might ask someone to write a character letter for you. Character letters can be useful in some criminal cases to help mitigate the sentencing for a crime. Because character witnesses at a…
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Assault And Battery Laws in Arizona: An Overview

Posted on October 28, 2020 in Assault

Assault and battery is a serious criminal charge. The laws related to assault and battery vary by state. Some states combine the acts of threatening a person and causing physical harm to constitute assault and battery. Other states separate the acts into two different criminal offenses. Under Arizona laws, there is not a separate offense…
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