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

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?

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!

Domestic Violence – A Belated Valentine’s Day Gift

Every day, I am contacted by someone charged with, or recently arrested for domestic violence. Arrests for DV crimes always increase around the holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. Crimes involving domestic violence are one of a handful of select criminal acts that are politically charged and closely followed by advocate groups. As a result, many police [...]

By | 2016-04-11T13:30:21+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Domestic Violence – A Belated Valentine’s Day Gift

Protecting Your Information From The Government: Search And Seizure: What You Need To Know

There is absolutely no way for me to even begin to discuss the scope of search and seizure in a brief article. But recent developments in both technology and rulings from the US supreme court have changed search of seizure law. The 4th amendment to the United States Constitution provides, “the right of the people [...]

By | 2016-04-04T11:00:43+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Criminal Procedure|Comments Off on Protecting Your Information From The Government: Search And Seizure: What You Need To Know

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

Medical Privilege: Protecting Yourself When It No Longer Exists In A Criminal Investigation

A few days ago, A new client retained my services concerning potential charges for sexual exploitation of a minor. That is Arizona’s fancy label for anyone accused of possessing of child pornography. The most troubling aspect of my new client’s case is how it was brought to the attention of law enforcement. Generally speaking, these [...]

By | 2016-02-29T12:00:07+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Criminal Investigations|Comments Off on Medical Privilege: Protecting Yourself When It No Longer Exists In A Criminal Investigation

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…