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 | 2018-03-30T09:56:32+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Legal Advice|Comments Off on VETERANS COURT: Helping those that have served

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 | 2018-04-20T12:52:31+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Legal Advice|Comments Off on ENTRAPMENT: WHEN COPS ARE THE BAD GUYS!

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

Arizona Prostitution Is Not A Sex Crime

It really is hard to believe.  Arizona prostitution/solicitation is not actually a “sex” crime.  It obviously involves a sex act for an exchange of something of value (usually money), but prostitution does not fall within the heinous scope of Arizona’s sex crimes. Generally speaking, crimes involving sexual offenses fall within the scope of Title 13, [...]

By | 2016-11-07T21:49:22+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Legal Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Arizona Prostitution Is Not A Sex Crime

Do’s and Don’ts When Police Are At the Door

  With police at the door, knowledge of your legal rights and good judgment can help you through the situation. The first rule is to listen. The police may be looking for information that has nothing to do with you or the police may be warning the neighborhood concerning a threat in the area. Some [...]

By | 2016-10-28T13:45:31+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Criminal Investigations, Legal Advice|Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts When Police Are At the Door

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Helps When a Loved One Is Arrested

  If your spouse, child, or another person you are close to is arrested, he or she will need your help. If you receive a telephone call from a loved one, telling you he or she has been arrested, resist the impulse to ask about the details on the telephone. The call could be from [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:08:46+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Criminal Procedure, Legal Advice|Comments Off on Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Helps When a Loved One Is Arrested

Criminal Law FAQs and False Assumptions

FALSE ASSUMPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW In my 26 years of successfully defending thousands of people prosecuted for all types of misdemeanors and felonies, I have been long troubled by several false assumptions many people have about Arizona’s criminal laws. In this article, I will try to address some common questions of concern.   YOU CAN [...]

By | 2018-04-20T12:26:59+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Legal Advice|Comments Off on Criminal Law FAQs and False Assumptions

Handling Police Encounters – Knowledge Calm = Success

You're driving along and suddenly, red flashing lights appear in your rear-view mirror your heart skips a beat; you’re out in public and the police approach and want to ask you some questions, your pulse rate goes haywire and you panic; or you’re at home and the police knock on your door your heart races, [...]

By | 2016-08-29T13:39:32+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Criminal Investigations, Legal Advice|Comments Off on Handling Police Encounters – Knowledge Calm = Success

How to Fight an Extreme DUI in Arizona

Many people don’t realize that Arizona is unique in its DUI laws. There is a special category of offense called an “extreme DUI” which impacts drivers who are driving with a blood alcohol level of between 0.15% and 0.20%. A measurement of over 0.20% will lead to a charge of a “super extreme DUI”. These [...]

By | 2016-08-18T08:04:59+00:00 August 18th, 2016|DUI, Legal Advice|Comments Off on How to Fight an Extreme DUI in Arizona

Simple Drug Possession Paraphernalia Charges

“Simple possession” is a charge involving possession for personal use, as compared with possession for the purpose of sale or manufacture. Everyone knows that a drug and a paraphernalia charge have consequences, but many times knowing exactly what those consequences will be is very difficult. Possessing a controlled dangerous or narcotic substance, or the paraphernalia [...]

By | 2018-03-21T15:48:36+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Legal Advice, Possession/Paraphernalia Charges|Comments Off on Simple Drug Possession Paraphernalia Charges
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