When a Contract Is Not a Contract | Contract Attorney in Arizona

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As an experienced contract attorney in Arizona I find it interesting that going into the 1860 Republican nominating convention, it was far from certain who would emerge as the presidential candidate for the young party. One of those with hopes of winning the nomination, Abraham Lincoln, did not attend the convention but had friends there lobbying on his behalf. But … Read More

DUI Defense Lawyer | DUI For a Busted Tail light?

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How can they charge me with DUI when I was stopped for a busted tail light? Before becoming an Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I was a police officer for several years and received specialized training in DUI enforcement. One of the first things a rookie cop learns is that probable cause for a DUI arrest does not have to exist … Read More

Brock Turner Rape Case | Victims’ Rights Attorney

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Brock Turner: The Stanford Rape Case and Victims’ Rights As a victims’ rights attorney, I was surprised when the Stanford rape case sentence was announced, and Brock Turner received a sentence of only six months in the county jail (and three years’ probation) in lieu of any prison time. How is it possible that a man facing fourteen years in … Read More

Marijuana Defense Attorney | Does the Odor of Marijuana Justify Probable Cause for a Search?

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Can a cop search my home or vehicle without consent just because he smells marijuana? This question is one I field on a regular basis as new clients seek out an experienced marijuana defense attorney. “After all,” the new client will invariable ask, “isn’t medical marijuana now legal in this state.” Unfortunately, when it comes to probable cause for a … Read More

Criminal Law and Mental Health | Criminal Defense Attorney

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As a criminal defense attorney who has worked in the mental health field, I was surprised to learn that on July 27, 2016, a federal judge ordered the release of John Hinckley, Jr. from the mental health facility to which he was committed in 1982. The news that President Reagan’s would-be assassin will be released into society brings renewed attention … Read More

Auto Insurance Company Claims | Accident Injury Attorney

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As an experienced accident injury attorney I know that in their never-ending quest to maximize their profits, auto insurance companies experiment with various, at times questionable, tactics to deprive accident victims from payment for their injuries and property damage. Some insurers even try to change the laws of some of the states. I Like Your Sheep Outfit, Mr. Wolf: What … Read More

Parenting Coordinator Rule Change | Divorce & Family Law Attorney

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Divorced parents often remain in conflict, even for years after the divorce is finalized. Sometimes this animosity fuels years of “post-decree” battling over custodial issues. In many high conflict cases, a judge would appoint a third-party, called a parenting coordinator, to resolve ongoing disputes and provide guidance to the court. Judges relied heavily on these parenting coordinators, as they have … Read More

Domestic Violence – Child Custody (Legal Decision-Making)

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As an attorney practicing both criminal defense and family law, I often handle cases in which one parent accuses the other of domestic violence. If my client has been accused, the question is always the same: can I lose custody of my children because of such accusations? Arizona law no longer refers to “child custody.” Instead, parents have rights to: … Read More

DUI Driver’s License Suspension Changes | DUI Defense Attorney

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Arizona Finally Removes Driver License Disparity in Misdemeanor DUI Cases. As a former police officer turned DUI defense attorney, I have represented numerous misdemeanor and felony DUI clients in every county in Arizona. Some clients fixate on the potential jail time. Others are troubled by the obnoxious fines and fees. But sooner or later, every DUI client wants to know … Read More

Can Medical Marijuana result in Child Abuse charges?

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As a seasoned Mesa criminal defense attorney, I have defended many parents who have been arrested on child abuse or child endangerment charges simply because the adult’s life choices place him or her near illegal drugs on a daily basis. These are not typical child abuse cases, such as when children are neglected or corporal punishment has gone awry. Child … Read More