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Are Hidden Nanny Cams or Recording Devices Legal?

Posted on January 8, 2020 in Crime

It goes without saying that keeping a child safe is a parent’s number one priority. To that end, if we leave our kids in the hands of a caregiver, we need to trust that that person will be responsible. We also live in a time where technology is giving us tremendous capabilities in terms of video and audio recording. Now, given these realities, you may be motivated to install what are known a... Read more

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 Read more

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 and polite w... Read more

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 bring you into custody. But, keep in mind that a warrant do... Read more

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 convicted of these crimes can often affect your abi... Read more

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, an all-male minimum-securi... Read more

What Happens If I Skip Jury Duty?

Posted on October 25, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Did you get a notice in the mail that you've been picked for jury duty? Don't throw the notice in the trash. Even though it might be an inconvenience, you might have a legal obligation to show up at the courthouse. Skipping jury duty could carry some serious consequences. Here's what you need to know.

Ignoring a Jury Summons is a Crime

The jury notice you get in the mail isn't just a... Read more

What’s the Age of Consent in Arizona?

Posted on October 23, 2019 in Sex Crimes

It’s inevitable. When teens get older, their hormones start to rage. They’ll start dating and showing interest in romantic relationships. There’s no guarantee that they’ll date someone who’s the same age. Maybe your daughter is a high school freshman and starts dating a senior. Or, maybe she hits it off with a local college student who’s a couple of years older than her. What happens if they... Read more

Where Can You Legally Put Surveillance Cameras?

Posted on June 15, 2019 in Attorney Insights

Since the attacks in September 2001, the United States government has spent billions of dollars on security and surveillance cameras. The purpose of these cameras has been to prevent crime, while privacy advocates have created an uproar about the erosion of personal liberty. Surveillance and security cameras are also available on the public level for the same reasons; protection and security. S... Read more

Can You Really Get a DUI for Sleeping in Your Car While Intoxicated in Phoenix?

Posted on June 15, 2019 in Drunk Driving,DUI

$44 billion are spent on average every year in alcohol-related traffic accidents. Driving while intoxicated or under the influence results in a DUI in every state, but what if you never actually drive the vehicle? In several states you can get a DUI for sitting in a parked car while intoxicated. This truth surprises many people, but it is the law. In some states, like California, you may only r... Read more