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

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

Sample Allocution Statement: Preparing Your Client To Address The Court At Sentencing

<h2>Sample Allocution Statement</h2> The majority of criminal cases result in a conviction for some offense. Many attorneys proceed to sentencing without really explaining the process to the client, or offering them any advice ( like a sample allocution statement) on how they should address the court. Especially in those cases where the court has a [...]

By | 2016-02-08T13:00:24+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Criminal Sentencing|Comments Off on Sample Allocution Statement: Preparing Your Client To Address The Court At Sentencing

Probable Cause Hearings: What to Expect After Your Client’s Initial Appearance

I recently spoke about the steps to take as an attorney when you receive the news that your client has been arrested. Your client will most likely be brought before the court within 24 hours of their arrest, which is known as their Initial Appearance (IA). The basic function of IA court is to advise [...]

By | 2016-01-18T17:41:36+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Legal Advice|Comments Off on Probable Cause Hearings: What to Expect After Your Client’s Initial Appearance

Preparing Your Client After Getting Arrested

It’s 2:30 a.m. and the phone rings. It’s the wife of a client telling you her husband has just been arrested, and they need immediate help. Whether the situation involves a charge of DUI, disorderly conduct, possession of drugs, misdemeanor or felony, this scenario plays out time and again in the life of an attorney. [...]

By | 2016-01-11T00:57:45+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Legal Advice|Comments Off on Preparing Your Client After Getting Arrested