Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

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

Pedestrian Accidents and Duty of Care

Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Arizona. Statewide statistics show that Arizona is one of the top states in the country for vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Data from 2019 reported 1,842 pedestrian crashes, with 220 deaths and 1,697 injuries (the Arizona Department of Transportation). Most pedestrian accidents would be prevented if everyone obeyed their duties of… read more

Smart and Safe Marijuana Act in Arizona

In November 2020, Arizona became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The law – officially named Proposition 207 and nicknamed the Smart and Safe Marijuana Act – will fully take effect in 2021. It allows law-abiding adults to possess, use and grow marijuana, within specific guidelines. It also decriminalizes the possession… read more

Factors That Affect Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim

Compensation in a personal injury claim refers to a financial award to make up for an injured victim’s losses, such as medical bills and losses of income. If you were recently injured in an accident in Arizona, you could be eligible for compensation from the party that caused your accident. How much you receive will… read more

Should You Accept an Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?

As an injured accident victim, you most likely want to obtain a settlement as quickly as possible. You want the at-fault party to pay for the medical bills that are stacking up or your weeks of lost wages. It is critical to your financial future, however, not to quickly accept the insurance company’s first settlement… read more

Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Knowing what to expect from a personal injury lawsuit can provide peace of mind by preparing you for the future of your claim. In general, a personal injury lawsuit will follow a predictable pattern with several key processes. Keep in mind, however, that every case is unique and yours may follow different stages. Your case… read more

Ignition Interlock Device Laws in Arizona

Arizona takes driving under the influence (DUI) crimes very seriously. The state legislature has passed many laws to discourage driving drunk and prevent repeat offenders. One of these laws is the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in the vehicle of someone convicted of a DUI. Not every DUI will lead to an ignition… read more

How to Recover Compensation After a Car Accident

Car accidents occur every day in the state of Arizona. If you get injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the person or party who caused the collision. If you have never had to file a claim before, the process may seem complicated. Breaking down your options can make… 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