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Should You Hire an Attorney for a DUI Case?

Getting involved in a DUI can have adverse consequences and effects on your record. If you find yourself being charged with a DUI, here’s why your first thought should involve engaging the services of an attorney. Coming Up with Your Defense A solid defense strategy can make the difference between going to jail and paying…

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3 Facts About Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence is already one of the top killers of Americans under the age of 21. According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for about 28 percent of the total number of vehicle traffic deaths in 2016. Here’s are three facts you need to know about drunk drivers…

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Misdemeanors in Arizona: A Quick Guide

A misdemeanor arrest can be a terrifying experience, especially if you’ve never been arrested before. Almost every client I speak to wants to know exactly what it means to be charged with a misdemeanor. While some misdemeanors carry their own unique penalties, such as DUI, there are some basics we can easily cover here. There…

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Hire a Good Attorney When Facing a Criminal Offense 

Legal Expertise If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges create an overwhelming amount of anxiety, and the last thing you need from a lawyer is a sales pitch. What you need is someone who will answer your questions, explain your options, and give you confidence….

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GANG DATABASES

What are Gang Databases? If you ask law enforcement, gang databases are a vital tool in keeping cities safe. It has been around since policing was established. It has helped curb crime. When violence occurs, law enforcement tries to get one step ahead by knowing who may retaliate and who may be targeted next. In…

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How DUIs Affect Financial Aid and Scholarships

Research shows that 30% of college students drive after drinking alcohol. This choice can often lead to several consequences: accidents, injuries, and death. Even if an inebriated student manages to drive home unscathed, Arizona still has the toughest DUI laws in the nation. This means if you get pulled over intoxicated, you’re going to get…

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Your Rights at DUI Checkpoints

A DUI checkpoint, also known as a sobriety checkpoint, is a location where law enforcement officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment. If you find yourself pulled over at a DUI checkpoint, it’s important to know your rights. At the checkpoint, you must: Pull over if the officer signals you…

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Hot Car Rescue Laws

In March of 2018, a Phoenix father made headlines for being sentenced to three years in prison for leaving his two-year old son to die in a hot car in 2015. It was in 2017 that Governor Doug Ducey passed House Bill 2494 which allows individuals to use reasonable force to break into a car…

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Forgery

What is Forgery? The Legal Dictionary defines forgery as a criminal act in which someone falsifies or fabricates writing, art, documents, or other objects with intention to deceive another person or entity. How Common is Forgery? We don’t see a lot of forgery crimes on the news, but forgery is actually more common today than…