Criminal Defense

Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs in Arizona

When most people think about drugs – especially in conjunction with criminal law – they picture illicit substances such as cocaine and heroin. Under state law, however, prescription drugs can also be involved in drug crimes. Some of the most common illegal drugs are available at the pharmacy. It is against the law to obtain,… read more

Criminal vs. Civil Speeding Tickets in Arizona

Speeding is one of the most common traffic infractions in Arizona. It is also a frequent cause of auto accidents. Every year, police officers in the State of Arizona give out thousands of speeding tickets. There is a big difference, however, between civil and criminal speeding tickets in Arizona. One will result in a monetary… read more

Stages in a Criminal Defense Case

Although every criminal case is unique, with different facts presented and unpredictable outcomes, all follow the same procedural pattern in Arizona. The stages of a criminal defense case stay the same from case to case. Criminal Investigation Before the police make an arrest, law enforcement officers will review the facts to determine if there is… read more

Juvenile Shoplifting Charges in Arizona

Every child makes mistakes. If these mistakes end in criminal charges, they can change the course of a child’s life forever. Shoplifting is one of the most common juvenile crimes. The law surrounding juvenile shoplifting in Arizona is similar to the law in many other states. Although most cases involving juveniles do not lead to… read more

Animal Abuse Laws in Arizona

Arizona’s animal abuse and neglect laws are long, detailed and confusing. The average person or pet owner may not realize all the different actions or behaviors that could technically constitute animal abuse under a state or municipal law in Arizona. If you injured or killed an animal – even if you did not do so… read more

Police Stops in Arizona

A routine traffic stop is something most drivers experience at least once in their lives. Law enforcement officers in Arizona can conduct traffic stops for broken roadway rules such as speeding, illegal turns, unsafe lane changes, drunk driving, ignored red lights and reckless driving. Offenders can receive tickets and fines. Knowing what to do during… 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