Criminal Defense Attorney and the 50th Anniversary of Miranda

Pamela SandbergCriminal Defense Attorney in Arizona, Pamela SandbergLeave a Comment

As a criminal defense attorney it is notable to me that June 13, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most famous decisions. Thanks to the Miranda opinion, anyone who has seen a TV crime drama is familiar with four standard warnings: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be held … Read More

Community Property in Arizona

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As a family law attorney in both Arizona and California, I am often asked about community property. When does your ex-spouse stop having a claim to your property and earnings? The answer depends upon the state in which your divorce is filed. In Arizona, the rule is clear: any property, including wages, which you acquire after a petition for divorce … Read More

Estate Planning Litigation Attorney | When a Will May Not be the Way

Nathaniel WadsworthEstate Litigation Attorney, Estate Planning Lawyer, Nathaniel Wadsworth, Wills AttorneyLeave a Comment

We read in the Bible the parable of a rich man who had the problem of figuring out what to do with all of the goods he had accumulated. He determined to build larger barns to store all that he had. However, God told the man that very night that his soul would be taken, thus leaving the question “Whose … Read More

In An Accident? Don’t Be Caught Unaware | Auto Accident Attorney

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As an auto accident attorney I have noticed that with the New Year, several auto insurance companies began recycling a tactic to deprive accident victims of the fair compensation to which they are entitled. This has been used many times over the years. First, the insurance claims adjuster for the driver-at-fault quickly makes contact with the accident victim – sometimes … Read More

Arizona Files Thousands of Improper Child Support Liens

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The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) admitted recently that it filed inaccurate child support liens in at least 8,241 cases. The Department is tasked with helping enforce child support orders and tracking the payments, which, in some cases result in liens against property when payments are not made. The department improperly filed liens and failed to release liens after … Read More

Domestic Violence Liability | Criminal Defense Attorney

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Civil Liability to a Landlord for Acts of Domestic Violence. There are many civil sanctions and prohibitions that can result from an Arizona criminal conviction. As a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney, I routinely warn my clients about these looming “collateral consequences.” Most people know that convicted felons lose the right to vote and the right to bear arms, but … Read More

Domestic Violence Rights | Family Law Attorney

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Early Termination of a Lease After Acts of Domestic Violence. Arizona law provides many rights for victims of crimes. Victims of domestic violence have even more rights, and as a family law attorney, I am always eager to help crime victims learn about rights they did not know existed. Like many states, Arizona has enacted a Victims Bill of Rights. … Read More

Shoplifting & Employee Theft | Criminal Defense Attorney

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Do the Courts Care if My Kid is a Klepto? (Shoplifting & Employee Theft) As an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney, I have learned that certain crimes tend to occur with more frequency during the holiday season. Shoplifting and employee theft are two of those crimes. According to a recent report released by Checkpoint Systems (known as The Global Retail … Read More

Gray Divorce | Mesa Divorce Attorney

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Older Couples ending their marriage in divorce! As a long time and experienced divorce attorney I have seen that the rates of divorcing couples over the age of 50 has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. When younger couples divorce their issues are regarding child custody, parenting time, child support, allocation of debts and spousal maintenance if there is … Read More

Arizona’s Affirmative DUI Defense for Medical Marijuana Patients

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As an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney, I have defended numerous individuals who have been charged with violating the DUI statutes because marijuana or an active metabolite was found in their blood. While the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (the “AMMA”) does offer an affirmative defense to DUI-marijuana, this particular affirmative defense is relatively new in the law. Consequently, we are … Read More