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What Should I Ask An Attorney?
Some people want to be told their case will be dismissed. I’ve had people come in my office with a case that looked bad for them, but they don’t understand that their case is more about damage control; they blew a 0.30 BAC, but they want it all to be gone; they want the end […]...Read More
What Is The Biggest Mistake People Make When Hiring An Attorney?
The single biggest mistake people make is not listening to their attorney, but closely behind that is not asking questions and not taking notes, which causes them to forget and forces the attorney to spend a lot of time explaining the same things over and over again, and not spending as much time on...Read More
What Are the Steps in an Alcohol- or Drug-Related Investigation That Lead to an Arrest?
Interviewer: What are the steps in a drug-related arrest? What happens if someone gets pulled over and then they are arrested, what happens after that? Based on the Officer’s Observations of the Driver, They Will Be Asked to Exit Their Vehicle and Perform Field Sobriety Tests AZ Criminal Law Team ...Read More
What Are the Differences in the Charges of Possession versus Intent to Distribute?
Interviewer: Let’s start off with the drug-related terms possession versus the intent to distribute or sell. What’s the difference? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: You can be charged with intent to sell even if the drugs in your possession were for your personal use. The quantity of the drugs and o...Read More
What Are the Alternatives of Going to Trial?
Interviewer: What are the alternatives to going to trial? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Alternatives would be at the pretrial level, taking the plea, submitting a deviation, having a deviation, which is the formal write-up to the prosecutor that we discussed earlier, getting a deviation granted and o...Read More
Top 7 Criminal Defense Tips
Criminal Law Tip #1. Unfortunately, it is not hard to commit a crime! Most people have not read through the 1000+ page Arizona Revised Statute book that lays out all of Arizona’s Criminal Laws. It is also not a defense that you didn’t know that what you did was a crime. Crimes do not always [&he...Read More
Theft Crimes Have Several Definitions under Arizona Law
Theft can be defined under different ways in Arizona. It could be controlling another person’s property with intent to deprive them; using another person’s property or services for an unauthorized period of time; and obtaining another person’s property and services through material representat...Read More
The Misdemeanor Case Process
Interviewer: What are the initial steps taken for a typical misdemeanor case? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: With a misdemeanor case, usually someone will get a ticket, which will have their next court date on it. That will be written by the citing officer, whoever writes that complaint. When they get...Read More
The Key to a Successful Completion of a Diversion Program Is in Fulfilling Every Condition That Was Imposed
Interviewer: Are there any barriers that someone may be facing when it comes to either diversion programs or when they want to get something set aside? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Yes. If you have outstanding fines or restitution due. If you have classes that you haven’t finished yet. You have to...Read More
The Best and Worst Case Scenario of Case Scratching
Interviewer: Just to recap, what would be the worst case scenario once a case has been scratched and the best case scenario? The Most Advantageous Scenario Is the Case Is Never Filed AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: The best case scenario is that the case will never be filed again. Every case is differe...Read More