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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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What is an Indictment?

Posted on October 21, 2020 in Criminal Defense

You may have heard about a person being indicted by a Grand Jury in the news. An indictment sounds frightening. We advise that you take the matter very seriously if you are summoned to appear before a Grand Jury or have been issued an indictment. It is never a wise idea to try to handle…
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FBI Announces Arrest of Suspected Serial Bank Robber in Phoenix

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Robbery

The FBI announced on September 9, 2020, that a serial bank robber in Phoenix had been arrested on August 28, 2020. The FBI’s Violent Crimes Taskforce arrested 59-year old Scott David Williams. The Phoenix Police Department assisted in the arrest. The arrest followed a bank robbery. The robbery was just another robbery in a long…
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What You Need to Know About DUI Classes

Posted on September 16, 2020 in DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense in the state of Arizona. Depending on a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and whether or not they have previous DUI convictions, driving under the influence can be a Class 1 Misdemeanor all the way up to a Class 4 Felony. If…
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Five Tips to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted on September 14, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can have a life-altering outcome. Having a criminal defense attorney that you trust and know will fight to protect your rights is essential. Hiring an attorney for a criminal case can seem daunting and time-consuming, but it is hardly the time to roll the dice with just any lawyer. If you are…
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Report: Phoenix Saw ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Violent Crime in 2020

Posted on September 9, 2020 in Crime

New crime statistics released on August 5, 2020, by the Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Analysis and Research Unit reveal a sharp increase in the number of violent crimes in the first six months of 2020. According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, there is not a definitive answer for why the rate of violent crimes has risen…
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Arizona Exotic Animal Laws Explained

Posted on September 2, 2020 in Arizona Law

Arizona has some of the strictest laws regarding exotic animals. The state restricts ownership and possession of a variety of exotic animals to entities that have the animals for wildlife management, wildlife rehabilitation, public health, education, or commercial photography. Those entities must have a special permit to keep exotic animals for specific purposes. What Exotic…
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Aggravated Assaults, Homicides Surge 25 Percent in Phoenix

Posted on August 26, 2020 in Assault

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the first six months of 2020 saw both homicides and aggravated assaults up over 25% in the Phoenix area. Domestic violence has played a significant role in the increase, with twenty-four homicide cases linked to domestic violence in just the first six months of this year. 2019 saw ten…
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Arizona DPS Arrests, Charges 7 in Mesa Over Alleged Drug Enterprise

Posted on August 19, 2020 in Arizona News

In a Mesa drug bust, law enforcement shut down a “notorious” drug house. They also arrested seven people on numerous drug charges. The drug bust occurred on July 29, 2020, by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) when the DPS served a search warrant at the home. However,…
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