Is Refusing Breathalyzer or Other Chemical Tests a Good Idea?

If you are stopped by a police officer for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, you may think refusing breathalyzer, blood, or urine tests is a good idea. After all, why should you practically hand the cops evidence that you were driving while impaired with alcohol or drugs? Or perhaps [...]

By | 2018-02-14T20:15:42+00:00 February 14th, 2018|DUI|Comments Off on Is Refusing Breathalyzer or Other Chemical Tests a Good Idea?

What’s the Difference Between Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Assault?

After allegations of sexual harassment and assault came out against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement went viral, sparking new levels of social awareness regarding power and sex. High profile men in the political, business and entertainment realms have been accused of “sexual misconduct” — but what does that mean, exactly? With the rise of allegations [...]

By | 2018-02-14T21:40:58+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Criminal Sentencing|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Assault?

VETERANS COURT: Helping those that have served

A few years ago, a move began to help our veterans in the criminal justice system. Several courts have developed either specialized prosecution courts or probation supervision. I have many potential clients contact me asking about veterans court. They believe it is free pass for having committed a crime.  That is not the case. Rather, [...]

By | 2018-02-07T09:21:10+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Legal Advice|Comments Off on VETERANS COURT: Helping those that have served

Do You Need Help Fighting a Holiday DUI?

While you might have planned on celebrating with your friends and family, you probably didn’t plan on getting a holiday DUI. Due to our busy social calendars (and increased law enforcement efforts), we typically see an increase in DUI arrests over the holidays. If you’re facing drunk driving charges, make sure you understand your legal rights before you [...]

By | 2018-01-16T20:12:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|DUI|Comments Off on Do You Need Help Fighting a Holiday DUI?

The Sobering Truth About Holiday Drunk Driving Statistics

National holiday drunk driving statistics paint a grim picture. Between work parties, family gatherings, and celebratory bar nights, people tend to consume more alcohol during the holidays. And, since more people travel during the holidays than other times of the year, the number of serious and fatal DUI accidents also increases. This isn’t just true over the [...]

By | 2018-01-16T20:05:41+00:00 January 16th, 2018|DUI|Comments Off on The Sobering Truth About Holiday Drunk Driving Statistics

ENTRAPMENT: WHEN COPS ARE THE BAD GUYS!

Rarely raised in a defense, and difficult to prove, entrapment can be a powerful argument that can result in a dismissal.  But, I have found the concept of entrapment is often misunderstood by the general public.  With the hope of clearing up any misconceptions, let’s talk about “entrapment.” Set forth in ARS 13-206, Entrapment is [...]

By | 2018-01-29T11:19:49+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Legal Advice|Comments Off on ENTRAPMENT: WHEN COPS ARE THE BAD GUYS!

LOSING YOUR LICENSE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE IMPLIED CONSENT LAW

When you are facing a DUI prosecution, you need to be concerned about your driver’s license. There are two basic and very different concepts that you need to understand. First, driving is a privilege. It is not a right. Whether or not you physically lose or have your license confiscated by police, the issue is your privilege [...]

By | 2018-01-29T12:32:47+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|DUI|Comments Off on LOSING YOUR LICENSE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE IMPLIED CONSENT LAW

WORDS MATTER: Common Terms in Criminal Law

In my other life, I have been a sports official in multiple sports for more than 30 years. I am always amazed at fans, commentators, players and coaches that misuse words. A couple of common examples are “foul tip back to the screen” in baseball or “over the back” in a basketball game.  There is [...]

By | 2018-01-29T12:34:38+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Sentencing|Comments Off on WORDS MATTER: Common Terms in Criminal Law

THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GET EVEN: ARIZONA’S NEW REVENGE PORN LAW

Arizona’s first attempt at a “Revenge Porn” law was overturned by the Arizona Supreme Court.  It took awhile, but our wonderful legislature went back to the drawing board and crafted a new version. The New Law Arizona Revised Statute §13-1425 makes it a crime to intentionally disclose an identifiable image of another person that: Depicts [...]

By | 2018-01-18T01:23:09+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Legal Advice|Comments Off on THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GET EVEN: ARIZONA’S NEW REVENGE PORN LAW

HOW MUCH TIME AM I GOING TO GET?: ARIZONA’S SENTENCING LAWS IN A NUTSHELL

In Arizona, after one is convicted of a criminal offense, the judge will sentence you. The range of sentencing will depend on the type of offense involved. As a criminal defense attorney, we actually have books devoted to sentencing.  Sentencing can be complicated.  Please consider the following information as general information only; your situation may [...]

By | 2017-06-29T19:44:41+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Sentencing|Comments Off on HOW MUCH TIME AM I GOING TO GET?: ARIZONA’S SENTENCING LAWS IN A NUTSHELL