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The Facts About Felonies

In Arizona, felony convictions are punishable by terms of one year or more in a state prison. Felonies in Arizona are categorized in six “classes.” First and second degree murder are the only Class One felonies in Arizona. First degree murder is punishable by the death penalty or by life in prison, and second degree […]
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What Is Insurance Fraud In Arizona?

If you deceive an insurance company to receive money that you are not entitled to receive, you’ve committed insurance fraud. In Arizona, the criminal justice system treats insurance fraud quite seriously, so if you are charged with the crime, you’ll need experienced, aggressive defense representation at once. You’ll need to retain the services of an […]
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The Marijuana-DUI Controversy

Arizona’s Supreme Court will determine if people with medical marijuana cards can be prosecuted for driving while having traces of marijuana in their bloodstream. The high court heard an appeal in October from two people who were convicted in Mesa of driving under the influence because they had traces of marijuana’s active ingredient – tetrahydrocannabinol […]
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It’s Good To Have Rights

You can be represented by an attorney if you are charged with a crime in the Phoenix area. It’s your constitutional right, and if you are currently being charged with committing a crime, contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney right now. The Constitution also gives those accused of crimes the right to a trial […]
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Controversial And Frequently Contested

If the police stop you in Arizona because they suspect that you are driving under the influence, they may ask you to submit to a field sobriety test (FST). Field sobriety tests are supposed to tell an officer if you are too impaired to drive, but the accuracy of field sobriety tests is controversial and […]
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Child Pornography And The Law

A man awaiting trial on a child pornography charge in Yavapai County was arrested in October trying to flee the country. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said that agents with U.S. Homeland Security arrested 41-year-old Samir Mahmoud Wadi, who was waiting at an Albuquerque airport to board a flight to Jordan. Wadi was released last […]
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DUI Checkpoints, Task Forces, And You

It’s fall. The holidays are approaching and as always, that means heightened enforcement of DUI laws in Arizona. DUI “task forces” will be looking to arrest anyone suspected of driving under the influence. If you’re arrested for DUI in the Phoenix area or anywhere in Arizona over the holidays, don’t expect leniency. You won’t find […]
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What Betrayal Plus Theft Equals

“Embezzlement” is theft that happens when someone entrusted to manage or safeguard someone else’s money or property steals all or part of that money or property for personal gain. What distinguishes embezzlement from other types of theft is the trust element – betrayal plus theft equals embezzlement. If you are accused of embezzlement in the […]
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