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

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

Domestic Violence: Always In The News…

Domestic Violence is a crime that can cross any demographic. And although we normally think of domestic violence as something that might happen to your friends or your family, it  even happens to celebrities. Twenty years ago it was Robin Givens beaten by Mike Tyson. A few years ago, Chris Brown beat Rihanna. Charlie Sheen [...]

By | 2015-12-21T16:15:45+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence: Always In The News…

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!