Just When You Thought It Was Over: Collateral Consequences Of Your Criminal Conviction

“My attorney didn’t tell me that I would lose my fingerprint card!” “I didn’t know probation would not let me keep my job or travel.” “I can’t believe probation, won’t let me move back home.” “You mean I lost my license for at least 3 years!”   These questions and many others are always troubling [...]

By | 2017-02-01T19:48:44+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Collateral Damage After a Conviction|Comments Off on Just When You Thought It Was Over: Collateral Consequences Of Your Criminal Conviction

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

Collateral Damage After a Conviction in Arizona

If you experience a conviction in Arizona, the collateral damage can be immense. And the damage is not always obvious at first. Your livelihood and right to live in the U.S. can be jeopardized. Therefore, it is important to understand these specific ways that your life can be negatively affected to prevent or defend against [...]

By | 2016-07-07T09:25:22+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Collateral Damage After a Conviction|Comments Off on Collateral Damage After a Conviction in Arizona

Deferred Prosecution Arizona: Want to go to jail; you’re in the right State!

Deferred Prosecution Arizona In the past couple of months, I have been inundated with people wondering why the Arizona laws are so harsh. The short answer is that our legislature has acted upon public opinion. And, politicians do not win elections standing on their soapbox saying they will be soft on crime. The end result is that penalties have become progressively more punitive. [...]

By | 2015-12-07T19:34:40+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Criminal Sentencing|Comments Off on Deferred Prosecution Arizona: Want to go to jail; you’re in the right State!

Domestic Violence: The Unforeseen Consequences

Without fail, every relationship has it rough points. In the good old days, an argument would occur between the husband and wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, or parents and their children. And, the argument would end with no one the worse for wear, police not being involved, and one party sleeping at a hotel or with a friend, [...]

By | 2015-11-30T18:30:19+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence: The Unforeseen Consequences