Criminal Defense

Arizona Domestic Violence Resources

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) reports that about 20 people suffer violence at the hands of a domestic partner every minute in the United States. Unfortunately, domestic violence continues to be a problem in the U.S., costing more than $8 billion per year and representing about 15% of all violent crime in America…. read more

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

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

What Happens If I Plead Guilty? No Contest? Not Guilty?

Prior to a criminal trial, during an arraignment hearing, a defendant has the chance to enter his or her plea. The defendant has three options to plead: guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Understanding the substantial differences between these pleas, and what will happen after, can help inform your criminal defense strategy. Before you decide… read more