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Arizona Gun Laws Overview

Posted on March 16, 2022 in Weapons Charges

Arizona gun laws protect the rights of gun owners throughout the state. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. Even though federal and state laws recognize the right to own firearms, they do not protect people who misuse guns or break weapons laws in Arizona. Therefore, gun…
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4 Defenses to Statutory Rape

Posted on March 15, 2022 in Sex Crimes

Statutory rape is a serious criminal charge in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statute §13-1405 defines sexual conduct with a minor as knowingly or intentionally engaging in oral sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person under 18 years of age.  Note that the statute does not require the act to include force or violence. Therefore, you…
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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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Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center – Durango

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Juvenile Crimes

Do you have an upcoming hearing at the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center – Durango? In this blog, Phoenix criminal defense attorney Craig Orent discusses what you should know before you go. In Maricopa County, there are two main juvenile court centers. There is the Durango Juvenile Court Center, and there is the Juvenile Court…
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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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Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Violence Cases in Arizona

Posted on November 5, 2021 in Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (DV) cases can be particularly hard on the accused. Unlike many other allegations, DV charges threaten to harm your relationships with loved ones and your living situation. Prosecution tactics in domestic violence cases in Arizona can be overwhelming unless you have an experienced and aggressive domestic violence lawyer on your side. Here are…
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