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 | 2017-12-03T17:15:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|DUI|Comments Off on LOSING YOUR LICENSE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE IMPLIED CONSENT LAW

4 Serious Consequences Related to Aggravated Assault in Arizona

Aggravated assault is undoubtedly a serious felony charge that renders harsh sentencing if convicted in the state of Arizona. Before examining the litany of consequences, it is first necessary to understand how aggravated assault is defined and determined. A common misconception is that it is classified by a specific type of assault. Assault is defined [...]

By | 2016-11-03T12:19:56+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Assault|Comments Off on 4 Serious Consequences Related to Aggravated Assault in Arizona

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic violence isn’t just something that occurs at home when there’s a fight. You can be brought up on domestic violence charges for something that happens at work too. Remember, “domestic violence” is not a crime. It is an allegation or enhancement to a criminal act, such as assault or intimidation. It creates a much more [...]

By | 2016-10-20T09:36:49+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Criminal 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 | 2016-10-07T05:18:35+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Legal Advice|Comments Off on Criminal FAQs and False Assumptions

Drug Possession and Factors Impacting Sentencing

If you’re facing a drug possession charge, you are probably wondering what the consequences might be, which vary widely from state to state. Here is an overview of what a drug possession charge means and what factors may impact sentencing. Drug Possession Drug possession is a crime in both federal and state law. Possession laws [...]

By | 2016-09-15T09:17:39+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Possession/Paraphernalia Charges|Comments Off on Drug Possession and Factors Impacting Sentencing

Does Domestic Violence Impact Children?

An accusation of domestic violence can turn your world upside down for everyone in your family. If you’re in a dispute or a divorce process with your spouse or co-parent, and you are accused of domestic violence, the impacts to your children can also be significant. Your immediate access to your family home will be [...]

By | 2016-09-01T09:10:40+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Collateral Damage After a Conviction|Comments Off on Does Domestic Violence Impact Children?

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 | 2017-11-20T17:58:47+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Legal Advice, Possession/Paraphernalia Charges|Comments Off on Simple Drug Possession Paraphernalia Charges

FALSE CONFESSIONS: How Speaking to Police Can Ruin Your Life!

Why were you speaking with the police in the first place? You rarely (I mean winning the lottery rare) will convince an officer of your innocence. If you ask any attorney, the first things they say are “DON’T TALK TO POLICE” and “DON’T CONSENT TO A SEARCH.” Yet the majority of people they contact eventually [...]

By | 2016-05-19T13:00:52+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Criminal Procedure, Criminal Sentencing, Legal Advice|Comments Off on FALSE CONFESSIONS: How Speaking to Police Can Ruin Your Life!

Client Just Stopped For A DUI: Basic Issues To Consider

Your client was heading home after getting together with co-workers for a couple of drinks. Next thing they know, they see the red and blue lights of the police cruiser in their rear view mirror. After saying, “Oh @#@#,” trying to gain their composure, saying a prayer to the almighty and crossing their fingers, they [...]

By | 2016-03-28T20:23:33+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Criminal Procedure, DUI|Comments Off on Client Just Stopped For A DUI: Basic Issues To Consider