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

Mile-High Marijuana for Arizonans #CriminalDefenseAttorney

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As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I was paying particularly close attention on January 1, 2014, when Colorado became the first state in the Union to permit the legal use of recreational marijuana. In amending their state constitution, Colorado voters declared that: In the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public purposes, and … Read More

Do People Drink Beer for the Taste or the Buzz? #DUIDefenseAttorney

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As a DUI defense attorney it doesn’t matter why a particular drink is chosen, it is the effect of your choice that matters. So, if beer is the drink you want at the weekend barbeque or while watching the ball game, have you ever wondered whether if it is the alcohol or the taste that makes you crave a cold … Read More

Are Jurors Entitled to Have a Conscience? #CriminalDefense

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Jury nullification occurs whenever a criminal jury’s collective conscience is troubled by what is deemed to be an unjust law or a truly unique set of circumstances that justify ignoring the law. In such rare cases, the jury has the power to render a verdict that disregards both the evidence presented in court and the judge’s instructions regarding the law. … Read More

Can you “stand your ground” in Arizona?

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As an Arizona criminal defense attorney in Mesa, I have found it interesting how the George Zimmerman trial has created a national debate about the wisdom of so-called “stand your ground” laws. Many states have enacted such statutes which basically remove the ancient requirement that one had a duty to retreat prior to claiming self-defense. Although Florida was the first … Read More

Domestic Violence Leads to Divorce

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It is no surprise that abusive relationships often end in divorce. After a mere 41 days of marriage, television personality Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from her husband and NFL star Chad Johnson. Johnson was recently arrested after allegedly head-butting Lozada. Johnson was then released by the Miami Dolphins one day later, and his legal troubles are just kicking off.

Criminal Defense Lawyer | California Teacher Charged For Misconduct With a Minor

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The criminal statutes of every state in the Union contain time limitations. Although the various states differ greatly in their applicable limitation periods, the reason for their existence is always the same. “Statutes of limitation in criminal cases are designed primarily to protect the accused from the burden of defending himself against charges of long completed misconduct.