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