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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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Can a 17 Year Old Date an 18 Year Old in Phoenix Arizona? Is it a Crime for Them to Have Sex? 

Posted on October 27, 2021 in Arizona Law

Teenage relationships can be complicated, and they also come with the potential for serious legal consequences. Knowing and following the law is critical to staying out of trouble. Sadly, young people are rarely educated about the law and how it can impact them. In Arizona, it is not illegal for a 17-year-old to date an…
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Are Police Scanners Legal in Arizona?

Posted on October 10, 2021 in Arizona Law

Trying to find out if police scanners are legal in Arizona? There is no state statute making the use of police scanners illegal in Arizona. Similarly, there is no federal statute banning their use. Several states have made it illegal to use police scanners, but Arizona has not.  Municipalities may pass local ordinances prohibiting the…
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Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona

Posted on September 24, 2021 in DUI

DUI’s in Arizona are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. A DUI can become a felony based on a variety of factors. The state legislature included aggravating factors into the DUI laws to determine whether a DUI is a felony or misdemeanor. If you were arrested for DUI, you should have been provided with a criminal…
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Is There a Statute of Limitations for Murder in Arizona?

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Murder

There is no statute of limitations for a homicide in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statute 13-107 states that, “[a] prosecution for any homicide may be brought at any time.” This means the state can prosecute someone at any time, no matter how long ago the alleged conduct occurred. What is a Statute of Limitations? Statutes of…
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