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What Classifies As a Misdemeanor Offense (As Opposed to a Felony)?

In Arizona, all crimes are either given the classification of a felony or misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are less serious offenses than felonies, which are reserved for the most serious offenses like DUI, murder and similarly harmful actions. Within the broad categorization [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What Classifies As a Misdemeanor Offense (As Opposed to a Felony)?

What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

The doctrine of attorney-client privilege serves as a critical safeguard for keeping a client's communications to a lawyer secret. If a legal demand is made for such communications during discovery or a request is made for the lawyer to testify [...]

By |February 7th, 2018|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

What Happens If I have a Warrant for My Arrest?

When a warrant for arrest is issued, it is in your best interest to take steps to resolve the issue immediately. Whether the warrant was issued because police believe they have probable cause to arrest you or you simply failed [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|criminal- defense, dui dwi|Comments Off on What Happens If I have a Warrant for My Arrest?

Can Criminal Charges from Other States be Held Against Me in Arizona? [Infographic]

If you are wanted for criminal charges committed in another state, Arizona will generally transfer you and give custody to that state. This process is known as interstate extradition, and these laws are governed by §13-3855 and §13-3857 of the A.R.S. These [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|criminal- defense, dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on Can Criminal Charges from Other States be Held Against Me in Arizona? [Infographic]

Can Probation or Parole Be Revoked for Any Reason?

Arizona expects defendants who receive the privilege of probation or parole to uphold and abide by the rules set forth by an Arizona court. It is generally understood that probation or parole privileges are preferable to time in prison, which [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|criminal- defense|Comments Off on Can Probation or Parole Be Revoked for Any Reason?

What Happens If I Get Arrested While on Probation?

From a legal perspective, receiving probation is a legal privilege that ensures a defendant avoids a jail sentence by fulfilling all court-ordered obligations and requirements. Receiving probation generally comes with obligations such as the following: Contributing to community service for [...]

By |December 27th, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What Happens If I Get Arrested While on Probation?

Penalties for a DUI with a Child in Car  [Infographic]

Arizona law treats any DUI as a serious legal offense and public safety risk. However, penalties for a DUI when a child is present in the car are far more severe than a standard misdemeanor DUI. If an Arizona driver [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|criminal- defense, dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on Penalties for a DUI with a Child in Car  [Infographic]

Penalties for a DUI with a CDL [Infographic]

Commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than ordinary drivers in Arizona, and the serious penalties for a DUI with a commercial driver's license (CDL) reflect this fact. Commercial drivers are also held to a higher standard insofar as [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|criminal- defense, dui dwi, Infographic|Comments Off on Penalties for a DUI with a CDL [Infographic]

When Can You Be Charged With Fraud?

In recent months, Arizona has been thrust into the national spotlight with two greatly different fraud cases. First, the University of Arizona has found itself involved in the FBI's sweeping investigation into NCAA Division I basketball programs' ethical improprieties. In [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on When Can You Be Charged With Fraud?

Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona

DUI penalties, even for a first offender, are serious and carry long-term repercussions. That said, the penalties for repeat DUI offenders in Arizona are treated far more severely. Arizona law allows fines, restrictions on driver's licenses, jail time and similar [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|criminal- defense, dui dwi|Comments Off on Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders in Arizona