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+00:00January 5th, 2018|Legal Advice|Comments Off on ENTRAPMENT: WHEN COPS ARE THE BAD GUYS!

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 |2018-04-20T12:29:25+00:00December 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 |2018-04-20T00:05:33+00:00November 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+00:00October 20th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence in the Workplace

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+00:00October 7th, 2016|Legal Advice|Comments Off on Criminal Law 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 18th, 2016|DUI, Legal Advice|Comments Off on How to Fight an Extreme DUI in Arizona

Domestic Violence Lawyers in Arizona

Domestic violence in Arizona is a serious allegation. As with all states, Arizona has a particular set of laws that dictate what penalties apply in these situations. With domestic violence being reported at an alarming rate, it is more important than ever to understand how Arizona defines domestic violence legally, and how to proceed if [...]

By |2018-03-30T10:22:35+00:00June 16th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence Lawyers in Arizona

Domestic Violence Charges have YOU Down? Here’s What To Do

Sometimes disputes can get a little (or a lot) out of hand. Other times, there was never a dispute to begin with. Stories can be spun in every which way to place you in a false light. So, what exactly should you do if your "dispute" turns into a domestic violence charge? Read on to [...]

By |2018-03-30T10:26:12+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence Charges have YOU Down? Here’s What To Do
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