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What are the Penalties for a Hit and Run in Arizona?

Arizona law requires its drivers to remain at the scene of an accident. Failing to remain at the scene of an accident in which you were involved can lead to a hit and run charge.

If you have been charged […]

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By |May 9th, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What are the Penalties for a Hit and Run in Arizona?

What Is Considered Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying, broadly speaking, relates to harassment that takes place on the Internet. Specifically, under Arizona law, any form of online threat, harassment or bullying is considered cyberbullying.

The act of cyberbullying is a crime, and a conviction for online harassment […]

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By |March 30th, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What Is Considered Cyberbullying?

What Is a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

Both Arizona law and the Constitution provide Arizonans with certain basic rights or privacy. The right to privacy is the basic idea that people deserve to be free from unwanted publicity since unreasonable invasions of such privacy can cause […]

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By |March 23rd, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What Is a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

Should You Always Plead Not Guilty?

It may be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that a “guilty” or “no contest” plea can lead to less severe sentencing when it is clear that the defendant committed a crime. This is not true, and […]

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Are Police Required to Read Miranda Rights in Spanish? [Infographic]

Miranda rights are an incredibly important part of the legal process. Without them, people would have no idea what their rights are after being arrested. But what if you don’t speak English? Are police required to translate your Miranda […]

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By |February 27th, 2017|criminal- defense, Infographic|Comments Off on Are Police Required to Read Miranda Rights in Spanish? [Infographic]

What are the Penalties for Shoplifting?

Shoplifting is a serious legal offense with far-reaching consequences. In addition to facing criminal charges, defendants can be sued by the merchants they stole from in civil court, which may result in the defendant paying damages to help the […]

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Is Forgery a Felony or a Misdemeanor in Arizona?

Forgery is the act of creating — or altering — written documents and/or other objects with the purpose of deceiving or tricking others. The most common occurrence of forgery occurs when someone steals a check, makes the check payable to himself/herself […]

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By |January 31st, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on Is Forgery a Felony or a Misdemeanor in Arizona?

What Happens If You Lie to the Police?

Imagine you are pulled over by the police on a late Arizona evening. The officer asks you if you have had anything to drink. Trying to cover for yourself, you promptly reply that you have not. Events unfold quickly […]

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By |January 12th, 2017|criminal- defense|Comments Off on What Happens If You Lie to the Police?

Can Your Text Messages Be Used Against You in Court?

One of the incredible innovations made possible by modern smartphones is the ability to communicate with the written word more effortlessly than ever before. Text messaging has become synonymous with the modern way of life, and more than 8 trillion […]

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Can You Go to Jail for a Misdemeanor in Arizona?

If you have committed a misdemeanor offense in the state of Arizona, know that a conviction could lead to serving jail time. Common misdemeanors in the state of Arizona include:

Underage drinking
DUI
Simple assault
Possession of marijuana
Domestic […]

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By |December 19th, 2016|criminal- defense|Comments Off on Can You Go to Jail for a Misdemeanor in Arizona?