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What Happens If You Violate Coronavirus Lockdown?

Posted on March 31, 2020 in Arizona Law

Governors throughout the United States are taking steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Some states are under a mandatory shelter-in-place order. Other states have recommended that people stay at home as much as possible. Our criminal defense attorneys are following the situation closely. We understand that you may ... Read more

What Is the Difference Between A Lawyer and An Attorney?

Posted on March 26, 2020 in Attorney Insights

When looking for legal help, you will notice that the use of the words lawyer and attorney are often used interchangeably. This is especially true in the U.S. Is there a difference between the two? What qualifies someone to be a lawyer or an attorney? The crucial difference is that an attorney has passed the Bar exam and is in the state bar, whereas a lawyer doesn’t have to meet these criteria.... Read more

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 attorneys 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 boundaries of the law. The publ... Read more

Do Ankle Monitors have Microphones?

Posted on March 14, 2020 in Arizona Law

Ankle monitors are regularly ordered by judges as an alternative to serving time in a prison or jail. They are most commonly used during probation or for pre-trial conditions that allow the defendant to be released to either have local restrictions of where they can go or in-home confinement. With the advancement of technology, several issues have been raised about how much information ankle... Read more

What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession in Arizona 

Posted on March 6, 2020 in Drugs

If you’re arrested for drug possession in Arizona, don’t panic. An arrest is not a conviction. Allowing your emotions to control could lead to decisions or statements that result in additional drug charges.

A Ride to the Police Station

You can expect to be handcuffed and transported to the police station after your arrest for drug possession. Fight the urge to talk during the ride to... Read more

Are You Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes?

Posted on March 5, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) can be spread easily between partners. One of the more common STDs is herpes. If you have herpes, you may be wondering if you have to tell others that you have the disease before engaging in a relationship with them. On the other side, what do you do if someone infected you with herpes without your knowledge? Can you sue them f... Read more

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 so they can recover the bail amount after their ... Read more

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 Phoenix 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 Orent Law Offices defends individuals in a variety ... Read more

What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession in Phoenix

Posted on January 16, 2020 in Drugs

Being convicted of drug possession can result in a criminal record that haunts you for years. If you are arrested for this crime in Arizona, you could also face serious penalties, including jail time. For that reason, you have the right to an attorney if you’re up against these charges.

Penalties for Drug Possessi... Read more

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