Can Diabetes Cause a False DUI Charge? | DUI Attorney

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Can Diabetes Cause a False DUI Charge? Due to a lack of police training in Arizona, diabetics can be the unfortunate victims of unjust charges of driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Diabetics experience a condition known as hypoglycemia when their blood sugar level drops dangerously low. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of hypoglycemia mimic the symptoms a police officer … Read More

Juvenile Rehabilitation | Juvenile Defense Attorney

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Does Arizona Believe in Juvenile Rehabilitation?   Why is my teenager being charged in adult court? As an Arizona juvenile defense attorney with experience as a juvenile judge pro tem, I hear this question on a regular basis. Somewhere deep in our minds, we all know that it does not take a bazooka to kill a mosquito. Yet loving parents … Read More

DUI MVD Ignition Interlock | DUI Defense Attorney

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I Had a DUI, but why is the MVD Forcing Me to Keep an Ignition Interlock for a Second Year? When you are charged with DUI, you face two complex legal battles. The first is with the criminal courts and involves the harsh reality of mandatory jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, assessments and jail costs. The second … Read More

Infant Left Alone in the Car | Child Abuse Defense Attorney

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Don’t Ever Leave Any Infant Alone in the Car. I have been a child abuse defense attorney in Maricopa County for more than twenty five years. Every fall and winter, when the temperature drops below 80 degrees, I get a fresh wave of clients who as parents, left their infants sleeping unattended in the family car while they dashed into … 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

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

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