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Unlawful DUI Traffic Stops in Arizona

If you want to avoid a DUI conviction, your defense attorney will review the evidence filed against you. Your attorney will ask you questions about what happened during the traffic stop, including the reasons the officer gave for pulling you over, what was said, and what actions were taken. Even if you tested over the legal…

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Need Legal Help After Spring Break?

Hopefully, your spring break went off without a hitch. You traveled, had fun, enjoyed good company, and stayed reasonably safe. In a perfect world, you didn’t run afoul of the law during spring break. We don’t live in a perfect world. The good news is that facing civil or criminal charges doesn’t have to end…

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Where to Draw the Line: McCoy v. Louisiana

Scope of representation was a concept that was stressed in law school. There are parameters for when an attorney can make decisions verses when a client can make the decisions in any given case. The lawyer decides questions, objections, and trial strategy. Whereas the client decides whether to enter a plea, represent themselves, waive jury,…

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Why Arizona Needs 911 Good Samaritan Laws

In June of 2017, Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency concerning the number of opioid-related deaths in Arizona. 911 Good Samaritan laws are a common sense measure that could have saved an estimated 100 Arizona lives last year alone. This week, Governor Ducey called a special session of the Arizona Senate to pass laws related to his plan to reduce…

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Who Decides if you Plead Guilty or Innocent?

When you work with a defense attorney, you’ll undergo a consultation with the purpose of determining the best strategy for defending you against the prosecution. At each step, your attorney should explain your options and the scenarios that might result from pursuing each option. Your lawyer is also well-positioned to make an educated guess about likely outcomes…

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6 Arizona Criminal Justice Nonprofits

During the holiday season, many people give to charitable organizations. There are a number of nonprofits that help people in the criminal justice system. Here are a few worth supporting: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Arizona – This organization takes a multi-pronged approach to fighting mass incarceration. AFSC provides resources for individuals and families, advocates…

How to Survive a Traffic Stop
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How to Survive a Traffic Stop

Being pulled over can be a scary, tense, and stressful situation for everyone involved, as a simple traffic stop can lead to a loss of money, liberty, or even life. You never know what type of officer you will be interacting with or what kind of shift that officer had worked. Your main priority should…