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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

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

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

The Wrong-Way DUI

One of the 347 new bills Arizona lawmakers signed into law as part of the 53rd Legislature increases the penalties for wrong-way driving under the influence (DUI). The law, House Bill 2243, amends Title 28 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and adds a new section about wrong-way driving. If the police arrest you for driving… read more

What Is the Certified Ignition Interlock Program?

An ignition interlock device (IID) fits into a vehicle and prevents it from driving until the driver blows into a breath analysis machine to ensure the driver’s sobriety. The Certified Ignition Interlock Program handles the installation and monitoring of these devices after a driver’s license suspension or revocation. If you or a loved one has… read more

Five Unavoidable Facts About DUIs in Arizona      

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal charge in Arizona, with penalties ranging from 10 to 180 days in jail and fines from $1,500 to $5,000. The more you know about Arizona’s DUI laws, the better equipped you will be should you ever face this charge. Always trust a DUI defense attorney for… read more

Court Rules Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Convicted of DUI in Arizona     

In December 2016, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the courts cannot convict medical marijuana users of driving under the influence (DUI) without proof of actual impairment. This was a major step forward for marijuana patients in the state, who had previously faced the burden of having to prove they were not impaired to… read more

What to know about Arizona sexual assault statutes

In the state of Arizona, a person may be charged with sexual assault by having sexual intercourse of oral sexual contact with another person without consent. If the victim is under the age of 15, there may be harsher penalties for those who are convicted of the crime. In some cases, verbal threats or other… read more