Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge as an Immigrant

Being an immigrant in America can make criminal charges that much more intimidating. Certain convictions could lead to your forced deportation out of the country, even as a lawful permanent resident. One of these convictions is domestic violence, a crime listed as one of the federal statutory grounds of deportability. Find out what a domestic… read more

Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony in Arizona

Facing criminal charges of any kind is distressing, but the additional consequences and penalties of a felony compared to a misdemeanor can be particularly hard on you as a defendant. The distinction between misdemeanor and felony in Arizona is something that could significantly impact your future. Understanding the difference between these two categories of crime… read more

Wrongfully Accused of Shoplifting

Being wrongfully accused of a crime can be a confusing and frightening experience. You may not know your rights or how to defend them. If a business has wrongfully accused you or a loved one of shoplifting in Arizona, you may need professional assistance from a lawyer to clear your name and avoid facing legal… read more

Fireworks Safety

Setting off fireworks is a common way to celebrate occasions such as Independence Day and New Year’s Eve. Many consumers do not realize, however, that fireworks are better left to the professionals. Although you can find consumer-rated fireworks for sale in Arizona, all fireworks can cause significant injury risks to the average user. From third-degree… read more

Holiday Safety Tips

You might be looking forward to putting up your Christmas tree and cooking your favorite holiday meals…but recognize the risks of these activities that lead to thousands of accidents and injuries each year. These and other popular holiday activities often put unknowing homeowners in danger. This winter holiday season, do not become an accident statistic…. read more

Hours of Service Regulations and Truck Accidents

Drowsy driving is a significant problem in the trucking industry. To combat this issue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal body that oversees trucking industry regulations, enacted hours of service laws. Hours of service regulations aim to reduce the number of truck accidents by preventing drowsy driving. According to the FMCSA, in… read more

Personal Injury Cases and Social Media

Social media might seem like a casual place to post photos, comments, and keep up with friends and family, but if you get involved in a personal injury case, it could become a tool the defendant uses against you. Your social media profiles can give an account of your accident and injuries that contradicts what… read more

What Happens if a Police Car Causes an Accident?

Law enforcement officers might receive special training to drive their vehicles, but they are still human. They make mistakes, including driving distracted, that can cause car accidents. If a police car causes an accident and injures someone, the victim may be eligible to bring a claim against the officer and/or a law enforcement office in… read more

Whiplash Injury Compensation After a Car Accident

Whiplash is a common car accident injury that involves the neck. Whiplash can occur when the forces of an auto accident whip the head and neck rapidly back and forth, damaging or tearing the tendons or ligaments of the neck. When the head jerks forward and backward abruptly in a crash, the pressure it exerts… read more

Can You Sue in a No-Fault State?

Most states use fault laws to determine liability for car accidents. Fault car accident laws mean the party at fault, or responsible for causing the crash, will be financially responsible. Some states use no-fault laws. In a no-fault state, each victim will seek restitution from his or her insurance company, no matter who caused the… read more