Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

How to Beat Domestic Violence Charges 

Domestic violence is a common criminal accusation, as many different actions could qualify as this crime in Arizona. Domestic violence can refer to physical, verbal, or emotional assaults or abuse, as well as neglect. The broad definition of the crime leads to many allegations and charges against innocent people. Unfortunately, once someone calls the police… read more

Domestic Violence Laws in Arizona

In Arizona, “domestic violence” is a crime one household or family member commits against another. A variety of actions – physical and verbal – may constitute domestic violence under the wrong circumstances. Domestic violence is a tricky crime because once a person alleges domestic violence or abuse, he or she cannot take it back. The… read more

What Is an Aggravated Felony in Arizona?

Understanding your rights as a criminal defendant in Arizona starts with learning the difference between a misdemeanor, felony, and aggravated felony. The penalties and potential consequences you could face will vary based on the classification of your alleged crime. An aggravated felony is one of the more serious classifications, with penalties that could impact you… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Lawyer Costs

Too many criminal defendants in Arizona opt for subpar public defenders instead of skilled private criminal defense attorneys due to lawyer cost. This decision, however, can determine a defendant’s entire future. The capabilities of your attorney will directly correlate with positive or negative case outcomes. While no defense lawyer can guarantee results, an experienced private… read more

Proposition 205 Arizona 2018

Although it’s too late for Proposition 205, or the Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative, to make it onto the November 6, 2018 ballot, that doesn’t mean the end of the recreational legalization effort. It only means people in support of the measure will have to try again during the next election session. The state of recreational… read more

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go in Arizona?

Employers, weapons dealers, the Department of Motor Vehicles, financial lenders, landlords, and individuals may request and conduct background checks before making decisions in Arizona. A background check may look into the person’s criminal, employment, driver, or another history for black marks that may impact the investigator’s decision. As someone with a criminal history in Arizona,… read more

Know Your Criminal Rights in Arizona

Arrested in Arizona, or simply curious about what you can and cannot do by law? It’s wise to learn your criminal rights before someone charges you with a crime in Arizona to protect yourself from jail time and hefty fines. Taking to a criminal defense lawyer can fill you in on any specific crimes you’re… read more

How Can a Lawyer Help Domestic Violence Victims?

Domestic violence lawyers can be strong advocates for abuse victims. A lawyer can take immediate actions to protect you from an abuser or assailant, such as filing for an emergency protective order, as well as more long-term solutions for you and your family. A lawyer can also help you file injury claims against an abuser… read more

Laws Are Looking Green for Arizona Primary Winners

The legalization of medical cannabis in the state of Arizona opened the doors to other marijuana laws, slowly but surely. Although Arizona remains a state with relatively strict views against cannabis (the law to legalize recreational marijuana failed to pass two years ago), the future is looking greener for the Grand Canyon State. Many of… read more

2018: Governor Doug Ducey Signs Arizona Hemp Bill

On May 14th, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 into law, agreeing to fund a pilot program that allows certain organizations to cultivate industrial hemp. Hemp is the fibrous form of the cannabis plant. According to the bill, universities and others with licenses from the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) can grow,… read more